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A Long Bright Future: A Book Talk with Laura Carstensen

November 1, 2012 - 4:15pm to 5:45pm
Assembly Room
Bechtel International Center
584 Capistrano Way

This event is free and open to all.

Join us as we welcome former Clayman Institute Director and current Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, Laura Carstensen, as she talks about her book, A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity. There will be a short reception immediately following the event next door at Serra House.  Books will be available for sale and signing by the author.  All are welcome.

We are approaching a watershed moment in human history. By 2015, the number of people over 65 will surpass the number children under 15; and by the time our children reach old age, living to 100 will be commonplace. Mostly, discussions about aging at the individual and societal levels are fraught with concern. True enough, there are major challenges associated with this dramatic and relatively sudden increase in life expectancy.  Yet we should not lose sight of the fact that long life presents unprecedented opportunities. Demographic changes will influence virtually all aspects of life - education, families, financial markets and politics.    If we apply science and technology to the problems of aging and join forces with policy makers and leaders in business and communities, we can use added years of life to improve quality of life at all ages.

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Clayman Institute for Gender Research
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