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Three (Urgent) Reasons Why Employers Need To Pivot To A Longevity Mindset – Forbes

Longevity impacts everyone. In a report titled The New Map for Life, the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL) offers a comprehensive proposal for rethinking an era of longevity. It starts with accepting that what was once the norm is now history.

“People can bypass the outdated, three-chapter life course of education, work and retirement,” the SCL report states, “in favor of several shorter, more flexible intervals dedicated to learning, working, caregiving and leisure that can be woven as needed into life’s journey.”

Are We Ready to Live to 100? – Oprah Daily

Laura Carstensen, PhD, professor of psychology at Stanford University and founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, recently released a report called “The New Map of Life” that suggests that the 100-year life is indeed here, and that we might not be ready for it. Here are some of Carstensen’s takeaways for where the culture is headed, and how we can stay engaged, healthy, and content for decades to come.

Mediterranean diet’s cellular effects revealed – Stanford Medicine

Fat from olive oil and nuts boosts the numbers of two key cellular structures and protects membranes from damage, lengthening the lives of laboratory worms, Stanford Medicine-led study finds. Anne Brunet, who is the School of Medicine’s Michele and Timothy Barakett Professor of Genetics, and a Stanford Center on Longevity faculty affiliate, is the senior author of the study, which was published May 1 in Nature Cell Biology.

“We Have 30 Extra Years”: A New Way of Thinking About Aging – Stanford GSB

As one of three co-teachers of a Stanford Graduate School of Business course on the rapidly growing importance of older consumers and workers, Rob Chess likes to say that his colleague Laura Carstensen, the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, is the expert on aging; his fellow lecturer in management, Susan Wilner Golden, has the entrepreneurial angle covered; and he represents the demographic in question. “I just got my Medicare card,” he says with a chuckle.

A serial entrepreneur who has founded and led several successful biotech companies, Chess is having a bit of fun at his own expense. But the growing cohort of older adults he belongs to — and the opportunity it represents — is no joke.