If one thing's for certain, it's that there's never enough money to take care of all the needs of older adults. That holds true on the local, state and federal level, and costs, as they always have, only go up.
While there's no way to completely avoid the costs associated with the social and medical needs of adults as they age, there is an effective way to substantially reduce them by shortening the period in one's life when they're needed.
And that way is staying physically active – in whatever way – for as long as possible.
In order for that to happen, as a society we have to invert the debilitating mindset that's so pervasive in America, one which gives older adults permission to accept that "I'm getting older, so I better stop being active and start getting...