Dear GRG Member,
Time Magazine Cover Story
THIS BABY COULD LIVE TO BE 142 YEARS OLD
February 23, 2015
What follows is useful because in order to create aging solutions we need to understand public perception and receptivity to our mission, as well as the business climate.
Since Time Inc. is for profit and they would like to sell magazines, it’s worth noting that they must find the public receptive to this topic.
The advertisers think so too. Stay tuned for details.
I suggest this high profile magazine is further ingraining some positive ideas into the public consciousness – ones the public is becoming ever more receptive toward.
Hopefully that will soon turn into support and action to create aging solutions.
It consisted of a number of articles. Lead article was
A NEW AGE OF MUCH OLDER AGE
by Laura Carstensen PhD, Stanford Center for Longevity Director
Note: Last week before seeing this I sent her an invitation to join our forum.
Didn’t hear back. Guess she’s kind of busy.
The challenge today is converting a world built quite literally by and for young into a world that supports and engages populations that live to 100 years and beyond.
. . . science and medicine will be responsible for how we extend life even further. But to get a handle on where we’re going – the potential for a life longer than any of us can imagine – it helps to think about how we got there.
Today’s culture offers little in the way of cures or even treatments for the chronic diseases that afflict older people, nor does it offer guidance about how to finance decades-long retirements. And so individuals worry they will succumb to dementia, run out of money, lose their relevance. But it needn’t be so. Instead of hand wringing about productivity falling and infirmity rising, we need to change the course, both biologically and socially, of long life.
Thirty or more extra years of life also means we can improve the way we live. To the extent that we can build a world where people arrive at old age mentally sharp, physically fit and financially secure, the problems of individual aging will recede. And finally, we can change the ongoing conversation about a crisis on the horizon to one about long life and new opportunities.
Wow! I REALLY like these
populations that live to 100 years and beyond,
the potential for a life longer than any of us can imagine,
we need to change the course, both biologically and socially, of long life,
Thirty or more extra years of life . . . improve the way we live . . . build a world where people arrive at old age mentally sharp, physically fit and financially secure, the problems of individual aging will recede. . . we can change the ongoing conversation about a crisis on the horizon to one about long life and new opportunities.
Again, keep in mind the Time folks must believe the public is receptive!
Issue also has business story about CVS Pharmacies becoming “your doctor’s office”, and Ai-jen Poo’s crusade for Americans and their caregivers to live with dignity.
And a story about different kinds of hamburgers!
And others on US and world events and people.
Stay tuned. Next:
By Alice Park, Time staff writer
John M. “Johnny” Adams
Executive Director Gerontology Research Group
(949) 922-9786 cell
CEO / Exec. Director
Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation / Aging Intervention Foundation