11% of the world’s population is over 60: United Nations Population Division.
2/3 of all human beings who have ever lived past 65 are still alive: AARP.
63% of senior center directors want to take “senior” out of their programs’ names: AARP.
AARP dropped “retired” from its name: AARP.
The number of workers over 55 will grow 5 times faster than the workforce at large: AARP.
In 1985, 18% of all Americans in their late 60s still had jobs versus 29% in 2006: AARP.
Half of working Americans have saved 50,000 or less for their retirement: AARP.
Single elderly women are most likely to require nursing-home care: Georgetown University Long-Term Care Financing Project.
Positive attitude more impact on lifespan than smoking etc.: Yale University.
People who have a positive attitude live longer: Yale University.
By 2030 Americans will spend $700 billion on nursing homes: University of Houston.
1/3 of retirees say that people should “do everything possible” to prevent the effects of aging: AXA Retirement Scope 2007.
Retin-A tested on prisoners: Acres of Skin by Allen Hornblum.
GlaxoSmithKline and the fountain of youth: GlaxoSmithKline.
American spending on Anti-Aging Products: Global Industry Analysts, Inc..
“Anti-aging practitioners” bring in the revenue: American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Anti-Aging Clinic and Medical Spa Accreditation FAQ.
Botox treatments increase: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
4,500 women had “vaginal rejuvenation” surgery in 2007: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
1/5 believe plastic surgery could enhance their sex appeal: AXA Retirement Scope 2007.
HIV/AIDS diagnoses in those 50 and older: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Stallone and HGH: Time magazine.
Suzanne Somers: World Health.
When old age begins: AXA Equitable Retirment Scope (US).
John & Cindy McCain’s ages when they met: Time magazine, “Cindy McCain Appears on The Tonight Show“; The New York Times, “P.O.W. to Power Broker, A Chapter Most Telling“; The Arizona Republic, “John McCain Report, Chapter V: Arizona, The Early Years“; McCain’s birthday, Washington Post, “The Presidential Field: John McCain.”
Cartoon Network v. CNN among adults: Anne Elliot, VP Communications, The Nielsen Company.
Energy drinks for kids: Product Overview, AdvoCare; Product Facts and Ingredients, AdvoCare; “A Sports Drink for Children Is Jangling Some Nerves,” The New York Times.
Spa Di Da kids’ salon offerings: Spa Di Da Kids (US).
Pre-tween beauty-salon patrons: “Trend: Pretty Babies,” Philadelphia magazine.
Diaper Fetishists’ B&B: The AB/DL Bed and Breakfast and Adult Babysitting Service.
Rockabye Baby!: Lullaby renditions of Rolling Stones’ songs.
NFL asks for age limit at Rolling Stones Super Bowl gig: “Stones Exceed Bowl Gig Age Limit,” BBC.
The youngest Stone would’ve been a decade too old: Ron Wood biography, IMDB.
Summer of Love: 1967.
Elderly drug use: “2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health,” Department of Health and Human Services.
Dutch retirement homes for addicts: “Netherlands Caters to Retirement Needs of Senior Addicts,” The San Francisco Chronicle.
Restricting calories increases life span: Calorie Restriction Society.
Many MySpace users are between 35 and 54: “Measuring the Digital World,” ComScore.
MySpace’s cofounder lied about his age: “Is Age Just a Number?,” Newsweek.
Peter A. Thiel pledges millions to fight aging: Methuselah Foundation.
Alcor gives you a small box for all your future needs: Alcor FAQs.
Lifetime distribution of healthcare costs: National Institutes of Health.
Notre Dame’s eternal dorms: Cedar Grove Cemetery’s Coming Home program.
Resting in Peace with Hello Kitty: Hello Kitty Tombstone.