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Old 03-02-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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I am a few years older than the babyboomers (65)
If you're 65, you're a baby boomer. (Born between 1946 and 1964.)
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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If you're 65, you're a baby boomer. (Born between 1946 and 1964.)
I thought the same thing, but then noted her post was from 2007! which makes her today 73or 74 so she is/was not a Baby Boomer...looks as though she must have been born in 1942.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:33 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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I thought the same thing, but then noted her post was from 2007! which makes her today 73or 74 so she is/was not a Baby Boomer...looks as though she must have been born in 1942.
OMG! Good catch on your part! I never even noticed her post was from 2007!
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:13 PM
 
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It will be interesting to see if we Gen X and the Millies following us reverse the trend. Stress kills.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:37 PM
 
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I just saw a study that says that the present generation will be first to on average live shorter life than the generation before them. I think perhaps the definition of chronic and what made it up was much different then. Alot more diseases are recognized as such now besides treatable or curable. The diagnoses of things that are curable or controllable is much more recognizable now with scans etc. I can remember when they did exploratory surgery to find most things. I my parents generation. Heck most antibotics didn't appear until after WWII. One reason I do not understand people not getting simple health checkup testing as they age so often even when fully covered by insurance. My wifes sister at 70 only had her first endoscopy at 70 because of problem she knew about for some time got bad enough. A polyp had turned cancerous and she was lucky to have lived. All such polyps are pre cancerous as the surgeon told her in saying she need one ever two years from now on as they can remove any during the examine. I and wife had first at 40. Every five years now.
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I have my doubts that baby boomers will live any longer than the previous generation. There are a lot of fat, out of shape people who don't exercise. That lifestyle catches up with you. Not only that, but with further cuts in Medicare to come, less will be covered and this will affect longevity.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:33 AM
 
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From news reports I've seen they say the baby boomers are a lot more healthy than any generation before them. I don't know what we did that was so different.

Some estimate that we'll live longer as well. Now I've read some stuff that says we may all live into our 90s. Wouldn't that be something? What about the next generation?

At this rate we may not be considered to be older people but just middle aged.
we are actually adding one more year of life every 4 years now since 2000.
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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A friend's son just died of a massive heart attack -- at age 35! Shocking. He worked at a restaurant and was plump, but not morbidly obese. So sad.

If we don't start curing our eating and exercising habits, I suspect our longevity will continue its downward trend..and will plummet.

The U.S. is far from being number one in longevity. We're just behind Costa Rica, around #17.
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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A friend's son just died of a massive heart attack -- at age 35! Shocking. He worked at a restaurant and was plump, but not morbidly obese. So sad.

If we don't start curing our eating and exercising habits, I suspect our longevity will continue its downward trend..and will plummet.

The U.S. is far from being number one in longevity. We're just behind Costa Rica, around #17.
Well, when a younger person drops dead like that, it's often because of a congenital abnormality that has never been detected, not necessarily because of diet or lifestyle. But that's sad nonetheless.
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:25 AM
 
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over the last decade not only has average life expectancy increased but every age after saw big jumps .

look at the chances of someone in a couple seeing 90 if they make it to 65, it is 47% now. almost twice as many are making it to 95 now as they did.



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