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Title: Centenarians in North Dakota
Author: Smith, Marilyn; Sanders, Gregory F.
Description: In 1985, in the United States, the fastest growing age group was those over 100 years old, known as centenarians, with a number that was over 32,000. At this writing, North Dakota possessed over 103 of these, 32 male and 71 female. In addition to being an unique resource, these over 100 often require special services and supports. With age, the amount of support by other individuals increases many times. Over 50% of those over 100 were residents of nursing homes. Another 25% live with their child. The remainder live with their spouse, a friend or even alone. Conversations with centenarians provide insight into those areas of improved support networks that need to be in place for these individuals. If we do not reach out to those on their send century of life, we will lose an opportunity to gain insights into a time before us and all that they learned and were.
Date: 1985
Subject: Families
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/5646

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