Looking at the average life span of someone born in 1950 and of someone born today you may see some drastic differences. In 1950, someone born in the United States had an average life expectancy of 68 years. Today the average life expectancy is over 84 years. Due to our advances in health care and technology, you can expect to live a lot longer than those in the 1950’s. Living longer means that the average citizen over the age of 65 will have at least one chronic medical condition. With the cost of daily living continuing to rise and insurance companies straining to provide coverage for everyone, this longer life expectancy can be some of the most expensive years of your life. To prevent costly medical expenses and chronic illness that impact your quality of life, it is imperative that you commit to a healthy lifestyle. There is no reason that your golden years can’t be the best years of your life, in fact pollsters reported younger generations are feeling more stressed than their older counterparts. Follow our Facebook page this month as we celebrate September’s National Healthy Aging Month by sharing tips on how you can prepare for your later years or improve life in the golden years now! There is no time like the present to make your life the best it can be!