Medical science assures us that people are living longer. This is not new news. However, what if we considered this information from a slightly different perspective? Laura Carstensen, the director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, states,“More years were added to the average life expectancy in the 20th century than in all prior millenniacombined!” What is equally interesting is that fertility rates have fallen across the same time period that life expectancy has gone up. By the year 2015, people in the U.S. over the age of 60 surpassed those under the age of 15!
What does this all mean? For one, it means that as increasing numbers of people live into old age, they have the potential to exert greater influence both individually and collectively. It also means that planning for the future after the age of sixty takes on greater significance. Read more ›