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Aging in America 2014 General Session

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The Future of Aging

Wednesday, March 12 | 2:45–4:00 pm

Sponsored by 

Jo Ann Jenkins

Joseph Coughlin, PhD

Ken Dychtwald, PhD

Fernando
Torres-Gil, PhD

Are we prepared for the longevity revolution? Can we afford to have tens of millions of us living to 80, 90 or even 100+? If we apply science and technology to the challenges of aging and join forces with policymakers and leaders in business and communities, new purposes for maturity may be within reach. Our existing entitlement programs must evolve and change to survive long enough to benefit younger generations. What are the opportunities for innovative design, new products and services, (e.g., wellness services, smart home monitoring and maintenance, specialized foods, retail services, communications and financing to support caregiving and healthy aging) and what strategies will be necessary to ensure their adoption?  What will become of the field of aging, contraction or expansion? In this mind-stretching general session, four experienced, seasoned and passionate visionaries will present their views about the future of aging.

 
Presenters: Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD, Director, AgeLab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ken Dychtwald, PhD, President & CEO, Age Wave; Fernando Torres-Gil, PhD, Professor, UCLA School of Public Affairs; Jo Ann Jenkins, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AARP.

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