Super Seniors Live a Century and Beyond: Greeting Card Universe Celebrates National Centenarian Day

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In recognition of National Centenarian Day, Greeting Card Universe, the world’s largest greeting card store, announces its popular collection of 2,800+ original and hard to find birthday cards for men and women turning 100 and older. The United States has the largest number of centenarians in the world, an estimated 70,000+, and noted as one of the fastest growing demographic groups in the country. In addition to medical advances and the luck of good genes, research suggests that a balanced diet, staying active and exercising, and maintaining social connections could be the key to longevity. When an individual turns 100 or older, celebrate their remarkable achievement with a special custom card from Greeting Card Universe offering age specific birthday cards for every year 1 – 115, not just the milestone years.

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It is a fact however that many elderly people do suffer from loneliness, especially those who are home-bound or confined to nursing and convalescent homes.

Greeting Card Universe, the world’s largest greeting card store, announces its popular collection of 2,800+ original and hard to find birthday cards for men and women turning 100 and older.

“On September 22nd, National Centenarian Day, we recognize those individuals who have lived a century or more,” says Mindy Rosso-Gaemi, Community Manager at Greeting Card Universe. “In 1950, there were less than 3,000 centenarians on Earth. Now the United States has the largest number of centenarians in the world, an estimated 70,000+, and noted as one of the fastest growing demographic groups in the country. In addition to medical advances and the luck of good genes, research suggests that a balanced diet, staying active and exercising, and maintaining social connections could be the key to longevity.”

Currently, only a quarter of centenarians use social media to reconnect with old friends. However, the number is growing as the elderly discover and embrace the Internet. In addition, many centenarians attend social events and have daily contact with family and community members via the telephone, letters, and face to face interaction.

“There’s a myth that 100-year olds sit around in a nursing home all day, but that couldn’t be further from the truth,” says Rosso-Gaemi. “Today’s centenarians go for walks, read, keep up with current events, and make connections across generations. They are truly ‘living history’ but they aren’t fossils by any means. It’s clear that successful aging depends on staying engaged with people you love.” Continues Rosso-Gaemi, “It is a fact however that many elderly people do suffer from loneliness, especially those who are home-bound or confined to nursing and convalescent homes. Receiving some good old fashioned snail mail like a special greeting card is sure to brighten their day and let them know that they are thought of and cared about.”

When an individual turns 100 or older, celebrate their remarkable achievement with a special custom card from Greeting Card Universe offering age specific birthday cards for every year 1 – 115, not just the milestone years. Choose from over 2,800 designs especially for centenarians. Shoppers can personalize the inside of all cards at Greeting Card Universe with their own text and photo.

“Adding a personal touch couldn’t be easier while enjoying the ease of ordering online. Custom greeting cards can also be created within 48 hours at no additional cost by requesting changes or a totally new design from our artist community of over 4,500 freelance artists from around the world,” says Rosso-Gaemi. “In addition, you can order on-line and pick up your cards - usually within 1 hour - from most Target stores across the country.”

Greeting Card Universe’s traditional and niche offerings of over 560,000 cards gives nod to the importance of choice and personalization in today’s marketplace and stays true to its tagline “any card imaginable.”

About Greeting Card Universe
Greeting Card Universe (http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com) is a division of BigDates Solutions, a private company that provides consumers with unique, personalized services for any holiday or occasion. Greeting Card Universe is the world's largest paper greeting card store, offering an unlimited selection of custom greeting cards, birthday greeting cards, photo cards, invitations, and note cards. BigDates Solutions is the leading provider of Online Reminder Service Solutions, powering gift-reminder services, including 1800Flowers.com and FTD.com. The company is also the owner of Birthday Calendar, a Facebook application with over 43 million installs.

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