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Tips on Living a Longer, Fuller Life

AARP's Jo Ann Jenkins says research shows people who are happy at work tend to live seven years longer than those who aren't. (aarp.org)
AARP's Jo Ann Jenkins says research shows people who are happy at work tend to live seven years longer than those who aren't. (aarp.org)
October 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Ten thousand people a day in this country turn 65, and demographics indicate that trend is going to continue for the next 14 years. The fastest-growing age group is people over age 85, and the second-fastest is people over 100. When Social Security debuted in 1935, the average retirement age was 62 and the average lifespan was just 67 years.

Jo Ann Jenkins, the CEO of AARP, said that means people today have more time to live out their dreams at any age.

"This increased longevity is allowing us to really think about what we want to do with this extra 20 or 30 years that we're going to live," she explained.

Jenkins is also the author of the book "Disrupt Aging, A Bold New Path for Living Your Best Life." In it, she advises people to think in terms of three priorities: health, wealth, and self. To her, that means having health insurance, eating right and exercising, practicing financial discipline, and incorporating things that really make you happy into your everyday routine.

Jenkins also noted that many people find fulfillment in their careers and opt not to retire.

"We know that people who are happy in their jobs live some seven years longer than those who are not," she said.

A big part of living longer is keeping up social connections. To that end, AARP California is working with local governments to create more livable communities with centralized affordable housing and public transportation to allow people to stay connected to the community.

Suzanne Potter, Public News Service - CA