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What 70 Means

April 1, 2016

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    For thousands of years, people didn’t know what it meant to be 70-years-old. Large, surly animals, rotted teeth, and the plague were all standing by to end life well before that magic number. If you are inclined to believe the bible, a man named Methuselah lived 969 years.  Meth, as he was affectionately called, […]

What Baboons Can Tell Us About Aging and Singles Dances

May 17, 2012

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But first, please check out The Byronic Man.  Joel, the author, took time from his busy schedule of hilarity to feature Life in the Boomer Lane in his “20 Questions” series.   If you like her answers to his questions, let her know.  If not,  she’ll change them for you.                                                                                                                                                                                  ***** In the countries with the longest life expectancies, […]

Good News for Seniors: It’s Getting Easier to Get A Date

December 6, 2011

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ABC Evening News featured that startling revelation last week.  The latest  U.S. Census Bureau accounting of older Americans has revealed  that the senior population is not only larger than ever before, at 40.3 million, it also includes a larger proportion of men, given their increasing life expectancy. In 1990 there were only 82.7 men for […]