Age Survey: Centenarians vs. Boomers

By Boomer Staff | June 16th, 2014

Comparing responses of 100-year-olds vs. boomers in the ninth annual United Healthcare “100@100” survey.


100-YEAR-OLDS

How old do you feel?: 

83 (at 100)

Most vivid memories?

• Pearl Harbor (27%)

• JFK assassination (25%)

• Sept. 11 (12%)

• 1st African-American president (8%)

A Favorite Performer (top answer):

The Andrews Sisters (64%)

Keys to healthy aging (top answers):

• Staying close to family & friends • Staying independent

• Eating right

Is maintaining sex life important to healthy aging?

Yes 4% 

60-65-YEAR-OLD BOOMERS

How old do you feel?

55 (at 65)

Most vivid memories?

• JFK assassination (47%)

• Sept. 11 (28%)

• Man walks on moon (6%)

• 1st African-American president (6%)

A Favorite Performer (top answer):

The Beatles (70%)

Keys to healthy aging (top answers):

• Staying independent

• Laughing & having sense of humor

• Staying close to family & friends

Is maintaining sex life important to healthy aging?

Yes 32% 

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