February 9, 2007, Newsletter Issue #124: Celebrating the Centenarians

Tip of the Week

Today there are more than 60,000 men and women who are more than 100 years old, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. By the year 2010, that number is projected to be 129,000 and by 2050, that number will be 800,000. Experts say the increase in numbers is due to advances in medicine and an increased awareness of healthy living.

With all these Americans living longer, birthday parties for centenarians will be on the rise. You will find that some birthday party supply stores are more well-stocked than others when it comes to celebrating a century of living. But there are certainly plenty of birthday party supplies on the market, including birthday balloons, paper plates, napkins, birthday banners, birthday invitations and other decorations in the 100 theme.

Fun activity ideas for a 100th birthday party are:

Get ahold of the music that was popular through the decades of your guest of honorHead to a library to make a print-out of the front page of the newspaper the day he/she was born and have it framedDo a photo collage of the guest of honor shown doing something special in each of the last 10 decades.

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