Mary Beth Solinski, a 59 year old, with Down Syndrome, hugs her niece Sarah Graziano, 22, as Solinski packs for a sleepover at Graziano's house...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.