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View Poll Results: What age do you expect to live to?
55-60 2 2.38%
61-65 2 2.38%
66-70 4 4.76%
71-75 10 11.90%
76-80 11 13.10%
81-85 21 25.00%
86-90 17 20.24%
91-95 5 5.95%
95+ 12 14.29%
Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-03-2008, 05:43 PM
Location: Forests of Maine
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Originally Posted by holloway1010 View Post
How long do you expect to live. How have you prepared yourself financially and physically for the "golden years".
1. Old.

My grandparents all lived into their late nineties, and they each finally fell asleep as resulting from vehicle accidents.

My parents are both alive, and dealing with various medical problems which all result from: industrial exposure to toxins, poor work safety procedures, living for years with poor nutrition, and lack of health care.

I on the other hand still have all of my teeth. A condition which at my age none of my ancestors could say.

I have not filled my lungs with tobacco, nor with asbestos, as my ancestors have.

I am in much better health than my parents or grandparents were at my age.

So I see no reason why I should not live as long if not longer than they do [have].

I anticipate being shot by a jealous husband when I am 105.

2. I have a pension that is government backed.

My home is mortgage free, and it is developing into a farm. I anticipate producing more meat, eggs, meat, fruits, cider, veggies, maple syrup, and ginseng with each coming year.

My investment portfolio is growing and it is providing me with multiple streams of income flow.

I anticipate my Net Worth will continue to grow, and my income will grow each year.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:18 AM
Location: Tennessee
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Did anyone see thar Barbara Walters show on living to be 150?

I missed it but I see it was summarized in this article:

Barbara Walters Special suggests we could Live to be 150 Years Old or Even Longer | Best Syndication

The resveratrol (4th paragraph down) impact on the longevity gene was interesting especially since the research showed the high fat diet mouse lived just as long as the healthy diet mouse.
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:05 PM
Location: Baton Rouge
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Laura's link was pretty interesting. I wouldn't mind living to be 150. I am betting that I will have a pretty long life if nothing unnatural happens to me (car accident, etc.). I am 62 and my parents are 92 and 95 and in pretty good health. My grandmother lived to be 98. My Mamee (great-grandmother) lived to be 104 and was still riding her horses until a few weeks before she died. I will also mention that none of them smoked or drank heavily, and they all attend(ed) church and made a point out of spending alot of time with family. My plan is to keep active, and to always have something to look forward to or have some expectation to meet. When I'm old I want to make sure that I have a sense of purpose in my life, I don't want to spend my "golden days" sitting in a recliner watching game shows or football, I want to be able to spend them having as much fun as my health will permit.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:49 AM
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Well, looking back at some famous people who smoked and drank and lived for years:
Dean Martin died at age 78 and everytime he was seen on-stage he was drinking and smoking a cigarette!
George Burns died at age 100 and he smoked a cigar for years!
My wife's mom doesn't smoke or drink alcohol and she is 87 years and gets around really good for that age. She even has her own apartment!
My wife never smoked, but I use to smoke (stopped) and took up "dipping/chewing" for a number of years......stopped that in 2006. We both have had surgeries that restrict us from doing to much exercising. We both take vitamins each and every day. We are very casual drinkers. We love to eat, but are not to much overweight (40 lbs)......a lot less than some folks we have seen.
So, how long do we think we will live, well we are 59/60 yrs old right now and are looking for many, many years more to live and HAVE FUN!
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:44 PM
Location: Oxford, OH
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As you get older you start to look at your extended family. Mine all live long. So except for an accident I hope to live into my 90's. Two of my aunts were 99 and 101 and both had lived by themselves up to close to the end. They both baked every day and worked in their gardens. My aunt is going on 94 and is active and a hoot. She dates a man 87 and says she is having the time of her life. She gives me hope for the future!!!!
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:05 PM
Location: SW Missouri
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My grandparents all lived well into their 80s so I have good genes to help me. (I answered 95+)

As long as I can be independent and in fairly good health, with all my marbles, I'd be happy to live 100+.

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Old 08-14-2008, 04:09 AM
Location: Florida
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I expect to live long enough to hit 'post quick reply'
But I could be wrong.
With my inherited genes minus my bad habits, I think maybe 80 is reasonable.
Mom was 97 but she took better care of herself
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:41 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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On the one hand, good genes on one side of the family make me hopeful that I will probably live into my eighties or nineties. OTOH Alzheimer's disease seems to run on the other side of the family, and makes me fear that same outcome. I'm not so sure I want to outlive my brain!
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:42 PM
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I try not to think about it,I take one day at a time and hope to live a long
life God willing....
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:28 PM
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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My mother has lived 25 years longer than anyone else in her family. On the other hand my dad was incredulous to be dying 35 years younger than his parents. No way to tell.

I expect 5 more years to meet the majority of my relatives and would be surpised at 10. If it's more than that I will be really surprised. Time to have fun.
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