The need for caregiving is growing as our population ages. The number of unpaid caregivers for a projected 117 million Americans is expected to increase to 45 million in 2020. That’s 1 caregiver for every 2 people, even if you add in the 5 million projected paid caregivers.
Mature adults have never had it so good!
- We are living longer than ever.
- We are taking care of ourselves better.
- We are doing more at an older age.
- We are doing what we want faster and easier than ever.
- We have the world at our fingertips.
Older people may be Facebook’s fastest-growing demographic, but seniors tend to interact with Facebook less than other age groups. As part of a Penn State study, researchers discovered that seniors are more likely to use Facebook to find out what their children and grandchildren are doing instead of actively participating.
Remember playing Tic-Tac-Toe and Hangman? How about Hide-and-Seek and Tag and Dodgeball? Did you ever play BINGO? How about getting together with friends to play cards? Did you ever participate in a bowling league or a square dance group?
Finding love is important for every human, regardless of age. Seniors, however, experience more obstacles than younger people. AARP data shows that 45% of Americans over 65 are divorced, separated or widowed.
Even wellness experts sometimes find it difficult to maintain their exercise routine, says Bridgette Argus, wellness center director at The Esquiline.
Eating nutritiously in winter isn’t easy: People crave comfort food more, and fresh fruits and vegetables are not as readily available.
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Travel is one of the top activities of older Americans. In fact, retirees spend an average of $11,077 a year on travel, more than any other group, according to Virtuoso. The 75- to 79-year-old age group travels more than any other, and 70- to 74-year-olds are second.