Your senior years don’t have to be sedentary. As the baby boomer generation gets older, there are more seniors today in the United States than ever before. Researchers estimate that by the year 2030, 20 percent of the U.S. population will be senior citizens.According to an article in everyday Health, there are several key trends that are “perking up” our senior years. Some are, just to name a few:
A Better economic position. The number of seniors living below the poverty level has dropped from 35% in the 1960s to about 10% today. A Higher education level among today’s seniors and a longer life expectancy.
There are many services available to help seniors remain vital. They include: Fitness programs. Regular exercise helps you stay functional and healthy. Volunteer organizations. An estimated one-third of volunteers in the U.S. are senior citizens. Lifelong education. Local colleges and universities offer adult education courses. This is one way to stay mentally challenged as you grow older.
No matter what you choose to stay young the most important thing is to live your life to the fullest!