Center for the Future of Aging Advisory Board
Globally, the number of people age 60 and over is projected to double to more than 2 billion by mid-century. To ready for this demographic shift, the public and private sectors must adapt to the wants and needs of older adults. Now is the time to plan—and act.
Longevity and Philanthropy: Wallis Annenberg GenSpace on Reimagining Aging
Philanthropy can jump-start a new conversation about aging and create new models of change that can then be reproduced and leveraged and expanded. The Annenberg Foundation is hoping to do just that with its new GenSpace.Read the Article
Is Retirement Extinct?
The increase in longevity is disrupting the 20th-century retirement model. Longer lifespans, though a blessing in many respects, have been a shock to the system. While Social Security and Medicare provide support, too many people have inadequate savings to support lifelong needs.Watch the Video
COVID-19 Has Shown Us All What It’s Like to Be Lonely by Trent Stamp
Despite scant evidence that much has changed medically in the US since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, many Americans have begun to insist that society “open up” again. The mental health effects of social isolation and loneliness sometimes feel greater than the virus itself.Read the Article
The Nation’s Pandemic: The Coming Together of Age, Disability, and Diversity by Fernando Torres-Gil
The COVID-19 virus has undoubtedly altered how we live our lives, from the nature of our relationships to our views of who we are as individuals, communities, a nation, and members of a global community. Its impact is widely reported, with escalating mortality and morbidity rates, strained public finances, and fractious ideology and politics.Read the Article