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This article was provided by the National Care Planning Council. Each monthly article is written to help families recognize the need for long term care planning and to help implement that planning. All aging people, regardless of current health, should have a long term care plan.


Strategies for Successful Aging

November 13, 2020

Aging and death are an inevitable consequence of being part of an earthly existence. But not all people are the same when it comes to aging. Some people are "old" well before their time and well before that magical and totally arbitrary age of 65. Others remain active and healthy well into their 80s and 90s. Many would argue those who age prematurely and who die early do so because of the genetic disposition that dictates the outcome. In some cases this may be true. In many cases this is not true. There are a number of factors that affect the health and longevity of aging seniors. Here are some social factors that have been shown to affect the aging process:

  • Socioeconomic status
  • Level of education
  • Level of physical and cognitive functioning
  • Living arrangement such as one of high social status or living arrangement of very low social status
  • Ethnicity
  • A mental and emotionally challenging lifestyle

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The National Care Planning Council (NCPC) has been publishing monthly articles on Eldercare, Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Benefits for Seniors, and Long Term Care since 2006. To access these articles please visit the NCPC's Planning for Eldercare Articles page.


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