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.