Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

An Experiment in Ageless Living

The Ageless Experiment

01/16/14 Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with South Florida attorney Paul Lipton.  We all contemplate the passage of time, and have regrets about our usage of it. Lipton has written HOUR OF THE WOLF:  An Experiment in Ageless Living.   He describes the late-night “witching hour,” which is when our lives are examined.  How can we live more meaningfully?

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4:29 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Are We Ready For A Massive Aging Population?

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 12:40 pm



This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. We turn now to the future of aging in America. By the year 2050, one in five Americans will be over the age of 65. That's according to the U.S. Census. And when we talk about getting older, most of us think about, what? Saving for retirement, Medicare, Social Security.

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11:24 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Census: The Rest Of America Will Look More Like South Florida

The crowded scene on "Black Friday" at Macy's in Manhattan. The U.S. population is projected to hit 400 million in 2051, Census says, up from 321 million in 2015.
Stan Honda AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 3:02 pm

The trends continue:

"The U.S. population will be considerably older and more racially and ethnically diverse by 2060, according to projections released today by the U.S. Census Bureau."

Based on data from the 2010 census, the bureau projects that:

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Death On Two Wheels
9:26 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Why Nostalgia Can Be Fatal For Old Bikers

Living To Ride: Some retired bikers can't resist the call of the road.
Credit From the movie "Waking Ned Devine"

Motorcycle deaths are on the rise in Florida. And within that finding is another story: older bikers  dying in increasing numbers.

University researchers say riding motorcycles is a popular hobby for retired Baby Boomers, many of whom rode when they were younger. But now, according to the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida in Tampa, their reflexes, eyesight and overall bike skills have eroded, and some of them are no longer safe on the road.

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