U.S. #8 in Overall Senior Well-Being

According to the Global AgeWatch index, which ranks 96 countries around the world, the U.S. is 8th in “overall welfare and well-being” for seniors aged 65 and old. Newsmax looked at several studies, and the results are interesting. Overall health for seniors isn’t nearly as good, with overall heath and expected longevity both coming in at 25. In the previous year’s study, the results were nearly identical, and the Washington Post claimed that meant that the U.S. “is a great place to be elderly”. What do you think? 8th overall, but 25th in health and longevity — is that great?

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