The contribution of any or all of these factors to the rising STD rate in this age group is not clear, experts say, because very few researchers have studied the issue.
“If you want to know about sexually transmitted infections in teens and younger adults, there are plenty of studies to look at, but there is almost nothing to tell us why rates are increasing among older adults,” says Rachel von Simson of King’s College London, who co-wrote an editorial published in the journal Student BMJ.
As Joe Queenan, a Baby Boomer journalist and essayist, wrote in 2011, “Boomers will always act like it is still the day the Stones released ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash.'”“It’s never too late” is the mantra of the Boomers – never too late to start a new career, to change physiques or hair colors, to start new hobbies, or find a new mate.
While life expectancy has increased from previous generations, the likelihood of having considerable time after the death of one’s mate remains high.
Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. He then asked her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living. As the old woman was leaving, he called out, "Goodbye, Mother! " "Your mother said that you would pay for her," said the clerk. But the parrot starts insulting him and gets really nasty, so the man picks up the parrot and tosses him into the freezer to teach him a lesson.
The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband's occupation.. She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. " As he stepped up to the checkout counter, he saw that his total was 7.50. He hears the bird squawking for a few minutes, but all of a sudden the parrot is quiet.
Generation Xers are beginning to turn the corner, midway between their teens and retirement.
And the Boomer Generation is unwilling to waste precious time with regrets or feeling sorry for themselves. George Bonanno, a psychology professor at Columbia University who studies grief, explains that most surviving spouses initially oscillate between periods of deep sadness and distress and recalling good moments of laughter and joy.
With death comes grief – sometimes terrible, devastating sadness that seems as if it will never end. For most, this period lasts from six months to a year, the periods of sadness gradually lessening over time.
However, as 80-year-old poet and children’s book author Judith Viorst notes, seniors have already experienced “bad stuff” – holes in the brain from which names and dates have dropped, ailments you’ve never heard of, and attending funeral after funeral of dear friends and family.
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(Wait for it...) - She smiled and explained, "I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go." (Oh, just hush-up now and send this one on to somebody who needs a laugh.) ha! A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day, the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. " An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening at church service when she was startled by an intruder.