FY 2014 – 2015
The Stanford Center on Longevity’s ninth year included an active conference and workshop agenda, the publication of a number of papers, and the launch of the Center’s “SIGHTLINES” project. We continue to organize our work within three research divisions – Mind, Mobility and Financial Security because we believe that to the degree to which people reach old age mentally sharp, physically fit and financially secure, aging societies will thrive. We work closely with collaborators across the country and at Stanford, with the goal of making sure that research findings do not stay locked away in academia but instead reach the people who can most benefit from them. We continue to be sought after for expert input, and are regularly featured in leading media outlets.
FY 2013 – 2014
The mission of the Stanford Center on Longevity is to redesign long life. The Center studies the nature and development of the human life span, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 by improving the well-being of people of all ages.
FY 2012 – 2013
In less than one century, life expectancy has increased by an average of 30 years in developed regions of the world. Quite suddenly, there are more people living longer in the world than ever before in human history and they are accounting for an increasingly greater percentage of the world population. Improved longevity is, at once, among the most remarkable achievements in all of human history and one of our greatest challenges.
Learn more about how the Stanford Center on Longevity combines scientific and technological discoveries with swift entrepreneurial action to address the challenges of aging societies.
FY 2011 – 2012
During this fiscal year, with the generous help of Marsh & McLennan Companies, the Center initiated a new Center on Financial Security. With former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, the Center edited a book about aging in place, entitled Independent for Life: Homes and Communities for an Aging America (University of Texas Press). A new video about the Center’s work was developed and the Center hosted three visiting scholars; Professor Dana Goldman from USC, Science Editor Barbara Strauch from the New York Times, and Professor Jack Rowe from Columbia University. Professor Robert Lustig from UCSF Medical School was this year’s distinguished lecturer.