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...]

Things Not to Do When You Get Older

Upon turning 50, Steven Petrow, an award-winning journalist and author best known for his articles in the Washington Post and New York Times, started a new project. Inspired by his 70-something-year-old parents, he began … [Read more...]

What Can You Learn from 3,000 Years of Collective Life Experience?

Emmy Cleaves, 86, is a yoga teacher who discovered Bikram Yoga after suffering a brain hemorrhage at age 35. Emmy continues to teach at a studio, inspiring students of all ages to heal their bodies and improve their lives with … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Could Canine Life-Extension Research Lead to Breakthroughs for Pets and Humans?

Dear Hayek, There is a lot of research out there about longevity in humans. Unfortunately, pets don’t live long enough. Is there any research being conducted about longevity and pets? I’d love for my best friend, Kirby the … [Read more...]

Has the U.S. Military Developed a Pill That Could Delay Aging?

Q. I’m getting older and I’ve decided -- I’m not going down without a fight! I eat healthy, exercise daily, challenge my brain, use those face tightening creams with high ratings on Amazon, and do everything they say to “stay … [Read more...]

This Octogenarian Finally Gets to Travel to Space

Many of us have plans for our octogenarian years. Some of us want to spend time at the beach, others want to travel to places we’ve never been, and there are others who want to spend as much time as possible with their children, … [Read more...]

Is Aging a Disease that Can Be Cured?

Betty White, the amazing 98-year-old actress and comedian, has had a television career spanning 80 years and has worked longer in the industry than anyone else. She offers the following advice about aging: “Get at least eight … [Read more...]

“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...]

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...]

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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