Wednesday, October 11, 2017

CENTENARIANS: the fastest growing age group

I am amazed at this fact, and it bodes well for all of us who are not quite 100 but one day hope to be, that is if you are a woman. Men are not quite healthy enough to make it to 100 in the same number that women are
Salute those 100 years and older —centenarians are the fastest-growing age group in Canada. The 2016 census counted 8,230 centenarians, an increase over the 2011 figures and the numbers are predicted to grow in the future, said Laurent Martel of Statistics Canada in July this year.
“It’s mostly due to an increase in life expectancy. Canadians are living longer,” Martel said. Only 19% of centenarians are men.

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