Most Americans strive to live longer than their life expectancy. Quality of life is a very important factor as well. In a 2018 poll by Axios.com, almost 7 out of 10 men want to live past age 77, the average life expectancy for men, and 57% of women would like to live past age 81, the average life expectancy for women. In that same poll, when asked if they would like to live past 100, nearly half of the respondents said it depended on how much pain they were in or whether they would be able to live independently.1 It is widely recognized that many uncertainties and challenges come up as people age. So, what are some things you can do to help yourself or your parents live better lives as you approach age 70, 80, and beyond?