Fwd: 1 in a series — Time magazine issue This Baby Could Live to be 142 Years Old

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.

 

Some quotes:

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.

 

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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.

 

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Stay tuned.  Next:

AGE DISRUPTERS

By Alice Park, Time staff writer

 

Johnny

 

John M. “Johnny” Adams

Executive Director Gerontology Research Group

JAdams@grg.org

(650) 265-4969

(949) 922-9786 cell

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CEO / Exec. Director

Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation / Aging Intervention Foundation

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About Johnny Adams

My full-time commitment is to slow and ultimately reverse age related functional decline to increase healthy years of life. I’ve been active in this area since the 1970s, steadily building skills and accomplishments. I have a good basic understanding of the science of aging, and have many skills that complement those of scientists so they can focus on science to advance our shared mission. Broad experience Top skills: administration, management, information technology (data and programming), communications, writing, marketing, market research and analysis, public speaking, forging ethical win-win outcomes among stakeholders (i.e. high level "selling"). Knowledge in grant writing, fundraising, finance. Like most skilled professionals, I’m best described as a guy who defines an end point, then figures out how to get there. I enjoy the conception, design, execution and successful completion of a grand plan. Executive Director Gerontology Research Group (GRG). Manages Email discussion forum, web site, meetings and oversees supercentenarian (oldest humans, 110+ years) research. CEO / Executive Director Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation (Aging Intervention Foundation), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. http://www.AgingIntervention.org Early contributor to Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Co-Founder Geroscience Healthspan Forum. Active contributor to numerous initiatives to increase healthy years of life. Co-authored book on conventional, practical methods available today to slow the processes of aging – nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and motivation, stress reduction, proper supplementation, damage caused by improper programs, risk reduction and others. Fundamental understanding of, and experience in the genomics of longevity (internship analyzing and curating longevity gene papers). Biological and technical includes information technology, software development and computer programming, bioinformatics and protein informatics, online education, training programs, regulatory, clinical trials software, medical devices (CAT scanners and related), hospital electrical equipment testing program. Interpersonal skills – good communication, honest, well liked, works well in teams or alone. Real world experience collaborating in interdisciplinary teams in fast paced organizations. Uses technology to advance our shared mission. Education: MBA 1985 University of Southern California -- Deans List, Albert Quon Community Service Award (for volunteering with the American Longevity Association and helping an elderly lady every other week), George S. May Scholarship, CA State Fellowship. BA psychology, psychobiology emphasis 1983 California State University Fullerton Physiological courses as well as core courses (developmental, abnormal etc). UCLA Psychobiology 1978, one brief but fast moving and fulfilling quarter. Main interest was the electrochemical basis of consciousness. Also seminars at the NeuroPsychiatric Institute. Other: Ongoing conferences, meetings and continuing education. Aging, computer software and information technology. Some molecular biology, biotech, bio and protein informatics, computer aided drug design, clinical medical devices, electronics, HIPAA, fundraising through the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals. Previous careers include: Marketing Increasing skill set and successes in virtually all phases, with valuable experience in locating people and companies with the greatest need and interest in a product or service, and sitting across the table with decision makers and working out agreements favorable to all. Information Technology: Management, data analysis and programming in commercial and clinical trials systems, and bioinformatics and protein informatics. As IT Director at Newport Beach, CA based technology organization Success Family of Continuing Education Companies, provided online software solutions for insurance and financial professionals in small to Fortune 500 size companies. We were successful with lean team organization (the slower moving competition was unable to create similar software systems). Medical devices: At Omnimedical in Paramount CA developed and managed quality assurance dept. and training depts. for engineers, physicians and technicians. Designed hospital equipment testing program for hospital services division. In my early 20’s I was a musician, and studied psychology and music. Interned with the intention of becoming a music therapist. These experiences helped develop valuable skills used today to advance our shared mission of creating aging solutions.
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