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Can America Age Gracefully?

via The New York Times   |   Articles and Blog Posts

From the article: “America may still think of itself as a young nation, but as a society, it is growing old. Thanks to falling birthrates, longer life expectancy and the graying of the baby boomer …

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Drawing Connection: Art Class Unites Formerly Unhoused Men with Case Managers

Articles and Blog Posts

As part of the Vitality Arts Project for Art Museums Initiative, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) and Catholic Charities Twin Cities Higher Ground campus collaborated on a six-week drawing program this summer for older …

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Harnessing the Power of Age Diversity: Getting the Best Out of the Five-Generation Workforce

Articles and Blog Posts

From HBR.org: “Generational identity should be a source of learning, not division.” “Are tensions between different generations escalating? In organizations, lack of trust between older and younger workers often yields a culture of competition and …

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Art Should Be a Habit, Not a Luxury

via The Atlantic   |   Articles and Blog Posts

“Just like exercise and sleep, engaging with the arts is a necessity for a full and happy life. Too often, we let the humdrum reality of life get in the way of the arts, which …

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Keynote: The New Map of Life, Stanford Longevity Forum 2018

Presentations and Talks

Dr. Laura Carstensen, Founder and Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Longevity Forum at Stanford University. In this talk she summarizes the “dramatic and profound” increase in …

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Lifelong Learning and the Lessons of the Pandemic

Videos

The Lifelong Learning Virtual Panel convened by The Longevity Project in Collaboration with the Stanford Center on Longevity brought together experts in the sociology of education, global education and digital learning to discuss how the …

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2020 Century Summit

Videos

The 4-day 2020 Longevity Summit, held virtually, was organized by The Longevity Project and the Stanford Center on Longevity to bring together leaders in multiple sectors to discuss “the implications of the 100-year life.” Building …

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The New Map of Life. A Report from the Stanford Center on Longevity

Reports

The Stanford Center on Longevity initiative, The New Map of Life, has issued a summary report outlining a set of  “principles” as the basis for “momentous and creative changes in the ways we lead our …

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White matter plasticity in healthy older adults: The effects of aerobic exercise

Research and Studies

Scientists at Colorado State University’s BRAiN Lab recently reported on study findings showing “that white matter regions that are vulnerable to aging retain some degree of plasticity that can be induced by aerobic exercise training.” …

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Arts engagement trends in the United Kingdom and their mental and social wellbeing implications: HEartS Survey

Research and Studies

Over the past two decades evidence about the role of the arts in promoting health and wellbeing has grown substantially, including studies reporting the impacts of arts engagement for older adults. However, much evidence is …

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