Seniors: quit smoking and watch your alcohol intake

Seniors: quit smoking and watch your alcohol intake

A picture in Monday’s The News-Press showed June Johnson, 100, admiring hibiscus blooms at the annual Hibiscus Show and Plant Sale.

That centenarians are routinely out and about at public events is testimony to the vibrancy of the elder population in Florida and, specifically, Fort Myers.

Congratulations June Johnson! May you have many more flower shows to enjoy!

About one-fourth of the residents of Southwest Florida are seniors, according to a study just published by the United Health Foundation. The foundation predicts that the number of seniors in Florida will grow by nearly 88 percent in the next 15 years.

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