Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

COMMUNITY NEWS / COVERING ORANGE COUNTY'S 33 CITIES

Laguna Woods

October 18, 2000|Dana Bushee, (714) 966-5636

A new survey in the local Leisure World community by UC Irvine found that its residents are healthier and more active than other seniors across the nation.

Of the 1,616 residents surveyed this summer by mail, less than 5% reported having an impairment that affects daily living, compared to 14% nationally. Even residents 80 years old and above said they visit Leisure World's fitness centers, swimming pools and golf courses at least twice a week. The average Leisure World resident is 77 1/2 years old.

The survey is the first in an ongoing series of annual surveys to be conducted by UC Irvine and the Leisure World Historical Society to study successful aging.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|