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2/11/2016 – Stanford project suggests longer, healthier lives are possible

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A Stanford Center on Longevity analysis shows how to enhance longevity and well-being through healthy living, financial security and social relationships. Read the full article at Stanford Report.

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2/6/2016 – Times Have Changed; What Should We Call ‘Old People’ ?

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If you know someone who actually saw Elvis Presley on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” chances are they’re 65 or more. What do you call them, seniors? That’s so high school. Old – sounds a little rude. NPR’s Ina Jaffe reports about people over 65 all the time. She’s been covering the beat for years and […]

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12/25/2015 – The Wisdom of the Aged

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For six New Yorkers age 85 and older, whose lives were followed throughout the year, old age is a mixture of happiness and sadness, with less time wasted on anger and worry. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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12/3/2015 – Forget Old Age, It’s Time to Live Long and (Really) Prosper

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Advances in health care have added years to our life. According to Laura Carstensen, the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, it’s time we added life to our years. Read the full article at The Wall Street Journal.

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10/28/2015 – The Most Influential People In Aging

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Next Avenue released the 2015 Influencers in Aging, its first annual list recognizing 50 inspiring thought leaders, innovators, doctors, authors, advocates, experts, executives and others changing how we age and think about aging. Read the full article at Forbes.  

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10/26/2015 – A ‘Gener-ager’s’ Perspective on Aging’s Broken Record

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Whether it is Marc Freedman’s seminal books reflecting the encore career movement, Laura Carstensen’s directorship of the Stanford Center on Longevity or Paul Irving’s book, The Upside of Aging (to name just a few examples), society needs to embrace the “successful aging” theme. Read the full article at Next Avenue.

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8/18/2015 – Six things to know about successful aging

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The good news: through modern technology and improved living conditions we’re living longer. In the mid-1800s, life expectancy was in the mid-thirties. By 1900, we made it to 47. Today, we’re averaging 79 years and counting. The challenge: we haven’t updated the way we think about our working careers and retirement to correspond. Read the […]

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8/18/2015 – How Living to 100 Changes Our Education, Work and Retirement

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100-year lives may soon become routine. But why, asks the director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, does everyone think of longer lives as something tacked on at the end? Chip Castille explains. Read the full article at BlackRock.

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8/11/2015 – Does Anyone Care if “Brain Games” Actually Work?

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Debates about brain games’ efficacy have the cognitive fitness industry paying more attention to science — and what it means for business. Read the full article at Fortune.

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7/14/2015 – Video: 2015 White House Conference on Aging

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SCL Director Laura Carstensen is a participant in this Conference video. Watch the video >

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