DESIGN CHALLENGE

“PROMOTING LIFELONG HEALTHY HABITS THROUGH DESIGN”

2017-2018

MISSION

The mission of the Stanford Center on Longevity is to accelerate and implement scientific discoveries, technological advances, behavioral practices, and social norms so that century long lives are healthy and rewarding.


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FILM SCREENING

This film follows a group of senior skiers on their weekly trip up the Colorado Rockies. Full of life, but frequently facing profound adversities, such as cancer, aging with disablities, and the loss of partners, these men and women share stories of love, loss, and personal growth that play out in high contrast to the freedom and athleticism they exhibit on the mountain.

THE UNSUNG LONGEVITY FACTOR OF SOCIAL CONNECTION

Longevity is a fact, we’re all living longer. How can social connections help our long lives to stay healthy and rewarding? Amy Yotopoulos, Director of the Center’s Mind Division, explains in this recent TEDx talk. 

SIGHTLINES PROJECT

One of the most compelling findings of the initial phase of the Sightlines Project was that fewer Baby Boomers (U.S. adults ages 55-64) were socially engaged in 2012 versus 1995. There are many possible reasons for this dip, caregiving responsibilities being one of the foremost among them.