By BILL DURYEA
© St. Petersburg Times, published December 26, 1999
The AARP (the nation's largest organization of retired people) has an extensive Web site that is worth poring over. The above link offers a quick look at the survey conducted for AARP on baby boomers' attitudes toward retirement. This is the executive summary and it comes in two parts, so make sure to click on "next" when you get to the bottom of the first page.
We're not advocating that you join the Sierra Club, as Pam Brown has, but you might want to read what the club's Web site has to say about urban sprawl. Click on the 1999 Sprawl Report icon and read what environmental planners have to say about Florida and specifically Tampa/St. Petersburg. Ouch.
Your retirement account is healthy, but will you live long enough to enjoy it? Pam Brown swears by a host of vitamin and mineral supplements, including the somewhat obscure selenium, the 34th element of the periodic table. Don't miss the article on how selenium, an anti-oxidant, helps battle Alzheimer's: www.selenium.org/research/selenium599.html
The World Future Society has offered its Top 10 predictions for the future. Prediction No. 1? The number of centenarians worldwide will increase from 135,000 today to 2.2-million in 2050. Willard Scott is going to be busy.