Men's Health Matters
By Dr. Sara Kyle, Director of Resident Experience, Holiday Retirement
As people working with a shared mission to help older adults live healthier, longer lives, we see evidence of the longevity gap every day. Put simply, the longevity gap is the vast difference in life expectancy for men and women. Decade after decade, people are living longer these days. But according to the Harvard Men's Health Watch, women continue to live longer than men.
In 2017, the longevity gap between men and women was 5 years.
At age 65, for every 100 American women, there are only 77 men.
At age 85, the disparity increases, with women outnumbering men by
When we began working with Movember, we were stunned to discover that 65+ was the hardest to reach demographic with the lowest participation. That was the moment we knew we could make an impact. We believe the strongest partnerships benefit all generations. We want this experience to be the first step toward establishing our communities as a place young men can visit to learn about living longer, healthier lives from older men with decades of wisdom to impart.