3/14/2013 – Living Longer Than Ever: Is That a Good Thing?

Mar 14, 2013 Comments Off by

The good news: We’re living longer than ever. The bad news: We’re living longer than ever.

In an oversimplified way, that was the message from Laura Carstensen, director of Stanford University’s Center on Longevity, in her remarks to this year’s Aging in America conference here, sponsored by the American Society on Aging.

Carstensen, a well-known researcher who delights in debunking stereotypes of older adults, had less of the expected “older is better” happy talk, and more of the “it’s time to deal with how our culture has changed” message.

Read the full article at AARP.

Carstensen, Center, Longevity News 2013

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