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Healthy aging is a hot topic for baby boomers everywhere. Whether you're concerned about weight gain, sex drive or chronic diseases, the key to healthy aging is a healthy lifestyle. Eating a variety of healthy foods, practicing portion control and including physical activity in your daily routine can go a long way toward promoting healthy aging. Better yet, it's never too late to make healthier lifestyle choices.
EPA's Aging Initiative Website
The website provides a wealth of information about the Agency’s efforts to protect the environmental health of older persons.
Read more about the EPA’s Aging Initiative.
Healthy Aging Fact Sheet
National Council on Aging
For most older adults, good health ensures independence, security, and productivity as they age. Yet millions struggle every day with health challenges such as chronic disease, falls, and mental health issues—all of which can severely impact quality of life.
Public Health and Aging
Trends in Aging—- United States and Worldwide
The median age of the world's population is increasing because of a decline in fertility and a 20-year increase in the average life span during the second half of the 20th century (1). These factors, combined with elevated fertility in many countries during the 2 decades after World War II (i.e., the "Baby Boom"), will result in increased numbers of persons aged >65 years during 2010—2030 (2).
New U.S. Census Data Analysis-Overview of Trends in the Senior Population
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
As the baby boomer generation ages, the senior population in metropolitan Chicago is expected to continue increasing. According to GO TO 2040, the number of residents between 65 and 84 years of age is projected to double by 2040. Furthermore, the number of residents in the region who are over 85 years old is projected to triple.