Did you know, dear reader, that the word "senior" was already used in the 14th century to describe the oldest or old master? It's kind of funny that a competitive athlete who has grown out of his youth is also referred to as a senior.

But let’s stick with the “real” senior citizens. And let’s compare the 65-year-olds:

  • In 1950, 38,489 people were able to celebrate their 65th birthday.
  • In 2017, the number of 65-year-olds grew to 90,396.
  • And for the year 2025, the Federal Statistical Office – that's where I got these figures from – predicts that the group of 65-year-olds will grow to 112,356 people.

Life expectancy in 2015 is estimated at 88.8 years for men and 91.8 years for women.

So we seniors are a force to be reckoned with, we are in good company! And we should be happy: we are increasingly being referred to as “best agers”!

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