Old Age Is Made up – and This Concept Is Hurting Everyone


In this article, Joseph Coughlin, the head of Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, discusses the consequences of ageism and shares research on how this global aging phenomena is affecting our society: economically, financially, socially, institutionally and technologically.

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement > Community Based Learning

Community Engagement > Partnerships

Community Engagement > Public Sector

Creative Aging

Creative Aging > Creative Aging Model

Creative Aging > Program Models


Joseph Coughlin

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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MIT AgeLab, Product Design, Technology