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Older and Happier

As people age, they're more emotionally balanced and better able to solve highly emotional problems, says psychology professor and Center on Longevity director Laura Carstensen.

Longevity & the boomers

NBC News’ Tom Brokaw moderated a Stanford Roundtable on aging, longevity and the boomers. Panelists were Center Director Laura Carstensen, President John Hennessey, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, AARP CEO Barry Rand, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Professor Robert Sapolsky.

A Long Bright Future

In a Stanford School of Medicine podcast, Longevity Center director Laura Carstensen discusses aging, planning for your future and taking advantage of ways to improve quality of life at all ages.

New Realities of an Older America

The challenges of baby boomers reaching old age, combined with a growing, more diverse population, will drive major changes, challenges and decisions in U.S. families, workplaces and communities, according to a new report from the Stanford Center on Longevity.

Inspiring People to Think Differently About Aging

The challenges and opportunities of an older America are coming to bear quickly. Uncommon Approaches for Unprecedented Challenges, our new annual report, describes the Center on Longevity’s work convening experts and launching research to prepare the young and old for an increasingly aging society.

Maximizing the Potential of an Aging Population

With the aging of the population, the burden of disability will have an increasingly profound influence across a number of domains, ranging from health care expenditures and the provision of care to older persons’ quality of life, according to a Journal of the American Medical Association article co-authored by faculty affiliate Abby King PhD.