Where We Live: Aging Vigorously

The population of those 90 and over has nearly tripled in the last 30 years

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Where We Live: Aging Vigorously

The population of those 90 and over in America has nearly tripled in the last 30 years.

And (surprise!) Connecticut is in the top five states with the largest number of people over 85 years old. A recent census study had to add a whole new category for these “oldest old” folks. So what does it mean that more people will be living well into their 90s?

Today we’ll talk to 91 year old former journalist and author Roy Rowan who says he isnt “aging gracefully” - but aging “vigorously” and “actively.”  

We’ll hear the latest research that says staying active in old age helps you live longer. And we’ll talk to psychologist and co-author of “The Longevity Project” - research that tracked fifteen hundred people over eight decades.