HALLMARK INTRODUCED 100th BIRTHDAY CARDS IN 1998 – by 2007, SALES WERE 85,000 A YEAR”
The Christian Science Monitor,April 19, 2010
“85% OF AMERICAL CENTENARIANS ARE FEMALE; 1 OUT OF 11 IS AFRICAN-AMERICAN”
The Christian Science Monitor, April 19, 2010
LIVE TO BE OVER 100? WHY NOT?
As he hits 90 this month, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens often still plays a game of tennis before a day on the bench and only now is the respected jurist planning to leave the court. It is a measure of society’s changing ideas of ‘old age’ that Justice Steven’s advanced years and his vibrant mental capabilities have drawn little media attention. Indeed, life span may be as much a matter of attitude as anything else. Today’s researchers are scrambling to explain the rapid rise in Americans who are 100 or older. The numbers of centenarians has increased 35% from 1990 to 2000, and may have risen 50% in the past decade. This century, the growth rate may be 60% per decade. One study…