A new study says Florida’s seniors are living longer, but not necessarily healthier lives. The report released today by America’s Health Rankings places Florida 30th out of 50 states for senior health. But there are some unsettling numbers behind that ranking:
Over the next 15-years, the report projects Florida’s senior population will increase by 88%. United Health Foundation senior advisor Dr. Reed Tuckson says that’s significant because the vast majority of our seniors are living with one or more chronic health conditions. Additionally, our seniors seem to be heavy drinkers.