Aging America Boomers End of Life

November 16, 2011 - 4:15 AM
In this Nov. 1, 2011, photo Sandy Morgan, 57, works out in a gym in Midlothian, Va. Most people don’t want to think about death, much less plan for it, especially when they feel healthy and young in their middle-age years. And that, some baby boomers say, is one of the big reasons so few of them have end-of-life legal documents such as a living will. An Associated poll found that 64 percent of boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, said they don't have a health care proxy or living will. "You know when they say, '60 is the new 40,' I really believe that," said Morgan, a retired teacher who is working part-time for an executive search firm. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)