Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Boomers: Pack Your Bags and Head to Hawaii

Today, announced the results of its second annual “State of Longevity Report,” which ranks states according to boomer life expectancy. Colorado and Hawaii top the list this year with the highest average calculated age of 92.15. The results are based on data collected from more than 650,000 members from May 2007 to May 2008 who completed its proprietary Longevity Calculator at

Thomas Perls, M.D., M.P.H., is creator of the Longevity Calculator and founder and director of the New England Centenarian Study, the largest study of centenarians and their families in the world.

“Both online and offline relationships are one of the keys to longevity,” said Dr. Thomas Perls. “As boomers go through life changing events like retiring, moving, downsizing, or relocating – they need to create new networks. Boomers are not as accustomed to building social groups online, so they’re going to have to get creative about meeting new people and staying in touch with family and friends. is a great place for them to connect with interesting people who share similar life experiences.”

If you can't make it to Hawaii or Colorado, the survey also lists: California, Utah, New Hampshire, Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Connecticut and Arizona as states where you're life expectancy is at least 91 years.

It's interesting to note that not one southern state made the Top 10.


Anonymous said...

Great! Proof positive that good friends and online interaction will bring a longer, healthier life!

Glad that this is one of my favorite things to do....


Claudia L. Meydrech, CN said...

Hawaii sounds great! But since Hubby is from Colorado, I think I'll keep trying to talk him into moving us out there:-) Claudia