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Elderly are often happier than others.

ELDERLY ARE OFTEN HAPPIER THAN OTHERS. Older Americans are reported to be happy, excited about the future, and feel younger than their actual age, according to a study of senior citezens conducted by Marriott Corporation, Washington, D.C.

Among those who were interviewed, 96% said they are basically happy, with more than 83% declaring thay they feel useful to society. Of the total, 50% complained that society treats them indifferently.

The subject said that they felt 12 years younger than their actual age and expect to live to 86. More than 10% expressed confidence that they will live beyond 100 years.

Seventy-five percent of the survey indicated they felt financially secure. Only 21% listed lack of money as a major fear. More than half said they wished they had saved more.
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Publication:Nutrition Health Review
Date:Jan 1, 1992
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