The New Age of Aging: Are Longer Lives a Good Thing?

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: