George Burns, a well known comedian often talked about making it to age 100 while still entertaining audiences.  He passed very close to his goal.  Most everyone knows Betty White.  She is over age 90 and still entertaining audiences on television shows and motion pictures.   I personally have a 92 year old client who loves to go to wineries, play cards and has an active social life.  She has recently lost her husband, and is having trouble finding others to interact with socially who like to do what she likes to do.

 

Have you thought of how long you would like to live?  Have you looked at your family tree? Are there others in your family who have lived long lives?  You, your spouse or both of you may be long livers.  Today, more people are living long lives because of the advances in medicine and health cures.   My grandmother was still walking from our home to my aunt’s home 1 mile away to work in the garden in her late 80s.   I believe she would have made it to 100 if she hadn’t broken her hip at age 96.

 

I myself live each day planning to continue doing what I love; writing, teaching and counseling others how to plan for their own longevity.

 

My last blog post was focused on looking at your “big picture” to complete your own personal retirement picture.   Now, I am asking you to look at your own longevity.    Whether you are single or married, you may have to lose someone very close to you at some point in your lifetime.   I recently lost my “right arm,” my brother, to the effects of cancer.     He was my best friend, my confidant, and my rock.   The loss to me is the daily feeling of emptiness when I pick up the phone to call him.   To his wife, she is dealing with his loss daily;   minute by minute.  To make her loss even more difficult, she is living on less income because when a spouse passes, there is only one Social Security check.    My brother did not qualify for a life insurance policy due to a previous bout with cancer at a younger age.

 

No matter what age you are right now, you or your loved ones may live longer than the life expectancy charts.  Have a plan in place for you or your loved ones to live comfortably to age 100!  We all know that life happens, and it pays to be prepared!

 

You may email me your thoughts or stories on the subject of longevity and living to 100! 

 

Dee

 

dee@themilestonecenter.com

www.themilestonecenter.com

George Burns, a well known comedian often talked about making it to age 100 while still entertaining audiences.  He passed very close to his goal.  Most everyone knows Betty White.  She is over age 90 and still entertaining audiences on television shows and motion pictures.   I personally have a 92 year old client who loves to go to wineries, play cards and has an active social life.  She has recently lost her husband, and is having trouble finding others to interact with socially who like to do what she likes to do. Have you thought of how long you would like to live?  Have you looked at your family tree? Are there others in your family who have lived long lives?  You, your spouse or both of you may be long livers.  Today, more people are living long lives because of the advances in medicine and health cures.   My grandmother was still walking from our home to my aunt’s home 1 mile away to work in the garden in her late 80s.   I believe she would have made it to 100 if she hadn’t broken her hip at age 96. I myself live each day planning to continue doing what I love; writing, teaching and counseling others how to plan for their own longevity. My last blog post was focused on looking at your “big picture” to complete your own personal retirement picture.   Now, I am asking you to look at your own longevity.    Whether you are single or married, you may have to lose someone very close to you at some point in your lifetime.   I recently lost my “right arm,” my brother, to the effects of cancer.     He was my best friend, my confidant, and my rock.   The loss to me is the daily feeling of emptiness when I pick up the phone to call him.   To his wife, she is dealing with his loss daily;   minute by minute.  To make her loss even more difficult, she is living on less income because when a spouse passes, there is only one Social Security check.    My brother did not qualify for a life insurance policy due to a previous bout with cancer at a younger age. No matter what age you are right now, you or your loved ones may live longer than the life expectancy charts.  Have a plan in place for you or your loved ones to live comfortably to age 100!  We all know that life happens, and it pays to be prepared! You may email me your thoughts or stories on the subject of longevity and living to 100!  Dee dee@themilestonecenter.com www.themilestonecenter.com