The Extraordinary Lengths People Will Go Through to Live Longer 

Life expectancy has gotten much higher over the last several decades. In certain locations known as Blue Zones located in parts of the world, including Greece and Japan, there are centenarians who garden, cook, sing, laugh, and … [Read more...]

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How Longevity Science Is Slowing Diseases of Aging 

Former President Jimmy Carter has lived longer than 46 other presidents in more than 230 years. At 98 years old, Carter, the 39th president, has outlived George H. W. Bush by just under four years– something that seemed unlikely … [Read more...]

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Redefining Health and Happiness in the Second Half of Life?

Q. My friend told me that he heard that reputable research involving thousands of people of all ages shows that we are happier as we get older, but I don’t see how that can be possible. With health and memory concerns, worries … [Read more...]

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What Are We Going to Do with Our Century-Long Lives?

Laura Carstensen, a psychology professor at Stanford University and the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, spoke at the LeadingAge Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, last month. She explored how life span has … [Read more...]

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Olympics Special Edition: Who Are the Most Awe-Inspiring Senior Athletes?

The Olympics started this past week and there have been some incredible moments already. For some of us, watching the amazing feats of the world’s best swimmers, runners, gymnasts, and triathletes (to name just a handful of … [Read more...]

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“Growing Bolder:” It’s Never Too Late to Live Your Dreams

Ben Beach holds one of the most amazing records in sports and it's a record he breaks every year. Now in his mid-60s, the man who has run 48 straight Boston Marathons explains why and how he keeps going. Nik Wallenda is an … [Read more...]

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The Six Characteristics of Reaching Age 100

Catherine is a 98 year old grandmother of six and great grandmother of 10. She hopes to live for another couple of decades to see her great grandchildren graduate from college, get married, and have children of their own. No one … [Read more...]

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How a 104-year-old Survived Coronavirus

William "Bill" Lapschies, a 104-year-old World War II veteran, has recovered from coronavirus, making him the oldest survivor of the pandemic in the United States. Two others in their 100’s also survived--one in Italy and one in … [Read more...]

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Turning 98: Betty White’s Secrets to Longevity and Lifelong Happiness

Happy 98th birthday to Betty White, Emmy-award winning actress and American icon! The lone surviving member of “The Golden Girls,” White was the oldest of the four leading characters; and many don’t know this, but she was … [Read more...]

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What if Death Became a Thing of the Past?

“Aging is not a mystery, says famed researcher Dr. Aubrey de Grey, perhaps the world’s foremost advocate of the provocative view that medical technology will one day allow humans to control the aging process and live healthily … [Read more...]

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