Marybeth Solinski decorates her Christmas tree with help from her caretaker Celina Zabawa one week before Christmas...Aging adults with Down Syndrome. In 1983, people with Down syndrome could expect to live to age 25. Today, their life expectancy is 60 years. We interview a 59-year-old patient who has outlived her parents and is now in AARP. She has trouble walking, but has lots of interests, such as cooking, arts and crafts and reading..