FY 2018 – 2019
This year included an active conference and workshop agenda, the publication of a number of papers, and the launch of the Center’s New Map of Life™ (NML) initiative. We continued to organize our work within three research divisions – Mind, Mobility and Financial Security – as we dove deeper into domains such as early childhood, education, environment, financial security, fitness, healthcare, intergenerational interactions and work. We worked closely with collaborators at Stanford and around the world, with the goal of making sure that research findings do not stay locked away in academia but instead reach the people who can most benefit from them. We continue to be sought after for expert input, and are regularly featured in leading media outlets.
FY 2017 – 2018
This year included talks by William F. Frey, author of “The Millennial Generation – A Demographic Bridge to America’s Diverse Future,” and Joseph Coughlin, author of “The Longevity Economy: Inside the World’s Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market,” and Founding Director of the MIT AgeLab. With the Sightlines Project, we continued to tackle the goal of making the data accessible and relevant –beginning work on the first in-depth analysis report on Financial Security published in the Fall of 2018. We are pleased with the continued growing interest and engagement in our annual Design Challenge. This year’s challenge, “Promoting Lifelong Healthy Habits through Design” was chosen to designs to create and support healthy habits – including financial, physical, and social behaviors—which are shown to improve quality of life. We continue to see very strong geographic diversity with representation from 20 countries. The winner, ““Ride Rite” from Virginia Tech is a bicycle handlebar designed for older adults who have started to lose confidence in their ability to safely go on bike trips.
FY 2016 – 2017
This year we reach the decadal milestone for the Stanford Center on Longevity – ten years of work redesigning long life. As we plan for the future, the year also serves as an important moment to reflect on our accomplishments, recognize the productive working relationships we have with our faculty affiliates, industry leaders, policy makers, and supporters of the Center.
FY 2015 – 2016
Over the past decade, we have achieved highly productive working relationships within and outside the Stanford community with affiliated faculty, industry leaders, policy makers, and supporters of the Center. We foster dialogues and collaborations among these partners in order to develop workable solutions for urgent issues confronting the world as the population ages.
FY 2014 – 2015
The Stanford Center on Longevity’s ninth year included an active conference and workshop agenda, the publication of a number of papers, and the launch of the Center’s “SIGHTLINES” project. We continue to organize our work within three research divisions – Mind, Mobility and Financial Security because we believe that to the degree to which people reach old age mentally sharp, physically fit and financially secure, aging societies will thrive. We work closely with collaborators across the country and at Stanford, with the goal of making sure that research findings do not stay locked away in academia but instead reach the people who can most benefit from them. We continue to be sought after for expert input, and are regularly featured in leading media outlets.
FY 2013 – 2014
The mission of the Stanford Center on Longevity is to redesign long life. The Center studies the nature and development of the human life span, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 by improving the well-being of people of all ages.
FY 2012 – 2013
In less than one century, life expectancy has increased by an average of 30 years in developed regions of the world. Quite suddenly, there are more people living longer in the world than ever before in human history and they are accounting for an increasingly greater percentage of the world population. Improved longevity is, at once, among the most remarkable achievements in all of human history and one of our greatest challenges.
Learn more about how the Stanford Center on Longevity combines scientific and technological discoveries with swift entrepreneurial action to address the challenges of aging societies.
FY 2011 – 2012
During this fiscal year, with the generous help of Marsh & McLennan Companies, the Center initiated a new Center on Financial Security. With former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, the Center edited a book about aging in place, entitled Independent for Life: Homes and Communities for an Aging America (University of Texas Press). A new video about the Center’s work was developed and the Center hosted three visiting scholars; Professor Dana Goldman from USC, Science Editor Barbara Strauch from the New York Times, and Professor Jack Rowe from Columbia University. Professor Robert Lustig from UCSF Medical School was this year’s distinguished lecturer.