Many large companies are always hunting for the next big breakthrough, the new software or hardware that will change their systems, or the new operations will keep them on the cutting edge for their customers. The chief executive at Amazon, Jeff Bezos, however, has always taken the opposite position: what things will not change in the next 10 years – what will be steady and predictable?
A Touching Story from the Wall Street Journal about Two Sisters, the Skyrocketing Number of Centenarians, and a Personal Glimpse into the Upsides and Downsides of Living Longer: Free Membership in the Livingto100.Club
According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the number of centenarians in the US now approaches 82,000, up from 50,000 in 2002. And according to US Census figures, the 100+ group is the second largest growing age group, just behind those who are 85 and over.
Two sisters, one 92 and the other 108, both live in Pennsylvania in a personal care residence and take care of one another. The older sister bought her first iPad when she turned 100, and is now on her third upgrade, using it to email and Facetime with grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as friends. The younger sister prefers to make phone calls.