You often hear us at The 100 Year Lifestyle speak about centenarians. Lately we’ve even been speaking about super centenarians, people 110 years and older. However, there are many, many people in this country and around the world on their way to becoming centenarians. These soon to be centenarians are nonagenarians. Nonagenarians are people between the ages of 90 and 99. Many have been living their 100 Year Lifestyle, 100:100, for decades. They just need a little more time to reach centenarian status.
If you are amazed by the numbers of centenarians living active lives today, you will be doubly surprised by some of the well known faces who are now in their 90s and going strong. Among them are Rita Moreno (90), James Earl Jones (91), Robert Wagner (92), Harry Belafonte (95), and Eva Marie Saint (97) – just to name a few! All of these folks are still working, active, enjoying, and contributing to life! They are proving to each of us every day that age is just a number.
Curious about the numbers of future centenarians? The Pew Research Center has found that the world’s centenarian population is projected to grow eightfold by 2050. Get the details here.