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Centenarians a Happy Lot, Survey Says
Date:5/3/2013

ry important, and 56 percent of centenarians and 46 percent of boomers said sharing the same religious faith as your partner is very important.

Only 49 percent of boomers said that it's very important to maintain the traditional roles of husband and wife, compared with 67 percent of centenarians.

Both groups said that friends and family have the biggest impact on their lives and provide them with the most support. Staying close to friends and family is a secret to healthy aging for 97 percent of centenarians and 99 percent of boomers, and more than one-third of centenarians said they've maintained a friendship for more than 75 years.

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The American Academy of Family Physicians outlines good health habits for those age 60 and older.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: UnitedHealthcare, news release, May 2, 2013


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