“The Future of Aging” Anthology: Realizing the Potential of Longevity

I’m honored to be among the contributors to the 2016 “Future of Aging” anthology, a project of the Milken Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging, led by Encore.org board member, Paul Irving.

For anyone looking for a insight into the coming decades – and how we will all be affected by the longevity boom – there’s plenty of food for thought in these essays. Among the contributions is:

  • An article by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, on the Four Freedoms of Aging.
  • An exploration of purpose in aging by Templeton Foundation Executive VP Barnaby Marsh.
  • From MIT AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin, an analysis of the “five waves” of aging and the evolving role of technology
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch Managing Director and Head of Global Wealth and Retirement Solutions Andrew Sieg’s essay on the competitive advantages conferred by longevity.
  • And a trio of pieces attesting to the power and world-changing potential of intergenerational connection – by Eisner Foundation CEO Trent Stamp; by Dr. Linda Fried, Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University (and Experience Corps co-founder); and me.

The full collection includes provocative meditations on health, housing and the role of each person’s past in shaping our futures. I trust you’ll find the volume to be invaluable, as I did.