Archive for Sightlines

12/21/2016 – Retirement Wellness: Toward a More Complete Framework

Dec 21, 2016 Comments Off by

A Stanford Center on Longevity project with support from the Society of Actuaries recently drew up a road map for thinking about living long and living well in America. Results identified three domains for successful living in old age: healthy living, financial security and social engagement. My own approach to retirement wellness includes these three […]

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5/12/2016 – Baby Boomers Are Isolating Themselves as They Age

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That’s bad—for everyone A sobering finding has emerged from the Stanford Center on Longevity’s Sightlines Project. Social isolation is as strong a risk factor for early mortality as cigarette smoking. Which makes the findings about social engagement among boomers startling. The 55-to-64-year-olds just about to join the ranks of the elderly are far less socially […]

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2/26/2016 – Why Seniors Have the Greatest Financial Security

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A recent study from the Stanford Center on Longevity unearthed an interesting anomaly. While the financial security of Millennials and Gen Xers had dropped significantly from 2000 to 2014, it has risen slightly for baby boomers ages 65 to 74, according to The Sightlines Project. Read the full article at U.S. News and World Report.

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2/22/2016 – Why You Need Friends in Retirement

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An old Carole King song captures the emotional value of having a friend. New research from the Stanford Center on Longevity confirms it, saying that social engagement promotes physical and mental health, while social isolation costs people both personal and medical problems. According to the study, “socially isolated individuals face health risks comparable to those […]

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2/18/2016 – Retiring Rich Is Looking Less Likely for These Americans

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For every age group under 65, the prospects for a financially sound retirement have diminished over the past 15 years, new research shows. Soaring student debt and falling access to employer-sponsored savings plans are two of the troubling trends putting a squeeze on younger groups’ financial security, according to a study from the Stanford Center […]

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2/12/2016 – Living to 100: An action plan

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Living to 100 could soon be as American as apple pie. A majority already say that’s their expectation, according to a recent survey. The problem is, many people aren’t taking the action steps they need to live long and well. Sponsored by the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL) in partnership with Time magazine, the survey […]

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2/11/2016 – Stanford project suggests longer, healthier lives are possible

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A Stanford Center on Longevity analysis shows how to enhance longevity and well-being through healthy living, financial security and social relationships. Read the full article at Stanford Report.

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