When my mother-in-law passed away in 1993, my father-in-law moved to Leisure World in Laguna Hills, CA, 45 miles south of Los Angeles—one of the largest senior living communities in America with 18,000 residents age 55+.
It was great for him because he found a sense of community dedicated to longevity and health, many new friends and eventually remarried. With so many active living residents that they actually changed the name to Laguna Woods; they were not living “leisurely” any more.
On Sunday, August 31st, Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes” discussed The Leisure World Cohort Study from 1981: Activities and Mortality in the Elderly. That study followed the activities of...Read More