The Alliance and our partner organizations host various events to raise awareness about the field of aging research and to present the latest innovations and advancements that are helping extend people’s healthspans. Those events are featured here.


Start Date: October 22nd, 2014

Start Time: 4:00PM

End Time: 6:00PM

City: New York City, NY

Contact Address: Columbia University Medical Center, Alumni Auditorium, William Black Building, 650 W. 168th St.

Contact Name: Sarah DiGiovine

Phone: 202.688.2043

Email: [email protected]

The New Age of Aging:  Are Longer Lives a Good Thing?
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
4:00 PM Discussion
5:00 PM Reception

Columbia University Medical Center
Alumni Auditorium, Black Building 
650 W. 168th St.
New York, NY 10032

In the last century, average lifespans have increased by 30 years. In many countries, it is common for people to live until 80, 90 and even 100. By 2030, almost 20 percent of the U.S. population will be 65 and over. Are we ready for this severe demographic shift?

In a discussion moderated by documentary filmmaker Perri Peltz, Mailman School of Public Health Dean Linda P. Fried and Alliance for Aging Research Founder Dan Perry will share perspectives on the new frontier of an aging population. Together, they will dive into research on the effects of aging on societies, how aging is perceived today, and the future of aging. What will today’s younger people experience when they are old? 

A reception will follow Dean Fried's and Mr. Perry's discussion.


During the event, you can follow along and ask questions using the #ColumbiaAging at the twitter handles @aging_research and @ColumbiaMSPH.  

This event is made possible by
the MetLife Foundation Silver
Scholar Award®, administered by
the Alliance for Aging Research.                                                           This event is co-hosted by:



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