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Here’s an ‘income menu’ that could help retirees make their savings last – MarketWatch

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Stanford researchers aim to create global conversations about long, healthy living – Stanford Report

The Stanford Center on Longevity’s new, interactive website is designed to further research and to encourage officials, entrepreneurs and members of the public to think about ways of redesigning the human life.

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Finding reasons to be cheerful gets easier with time

“When you focus on emotionally meaningful goals, life gets better, you feel better, and the negative emotions become less frequent and more fleeting when they occur,” says Laura Carstensen, director of the Stanford Center on Longevity.

Read the full article at Chicago Tribune.

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Retirement Wellness: Toward a More Complete Framework

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 domains, but I also believe it’s critical to add two more: having suitable housing, and being passionate about something.

Read the full article at Forbes.

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The Power of Purposeful Aging: Culture Change and the New Demography

Read the latest report from the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging on the power of purpose for older adults. The report describes the untapped potential of older adults, laying out the many physical and cognitive benefits that #purposefulaging provides older people and society at large.

Read the report at The Milken Institute.

11/2/2016 – 6 retirement strategies from a local pro

“What strategies does a retirement expert employ for his personal use? I bet you could learn a thing or two from a professional who has studied retirement all his life and is now in his early 60s, planning for his own retirement years.

That’s me — I’ve worked as a consulting actuary helping employers and workers with retirement issues for more than 40 years. Along the way, I’ve written five books on retirement planning, been a weekly retirement columnist at CBS MoneyWatch for over seven years and conducted research on retirement topics for the Stanford Center on Longevity for almost four years.”

Read the full article by Center on Longevity Research Scholar Steve Vernon at CBS MoneyWatch.

10/27/2016 – Here’s what happens when someone is forced to retire because they’re ‘old’

Mandatory retirement is still in the workforce, and it’s causing problems as people live — and work — longer.

Being compelled to leave a job because you’ve hit a certain age could impose significantly negative consequences on older employees, and experts say such a requirement shouldn’t exist at all.

Read the full article at MarketWatch.

10/21/2016 – How millennials can help themselves — and their parents

A recent survey from Fidelity Investments offers a wide-ranging portrait of millennials’ money-related habits. And while some of its results show that many millennials do indeed mooch off mom and dad and often move back home to live with them, it also provides a different spin on those “boomerangs” who return to the nest after initial attempts to fledge fail.

And it belies the stereotypical image of the unemployed millennial who plays video games in their parents’ basement.

Read the full article by Center on Longevity Research Scholar Steve Vernon at CBS MoneyWatch.

10/20/2016 – Do brain-training exercises really work?

A battle has been brewing over whether brain training really works, leaving consumers stuck in the middle, scratching their heads.

Read the full article at CNN.

10/18/2016 – Five faculty members elected to National Academy of Medicine

Among the elected Stanford faculty members are Center on Longevity director Laura Carstensen, and deputy director Thomas Rando.

Read the full article at Stanford Medicine.