Planning for a long retirement requires pre-retirees and retirees to thoughtfully consider many decisions that can significantly impact their financial security. One effective way to engage with these decisions is to answer thought-provoking questions, a technique shared in a recent report from the Stanford Center on Longevity that explored how pre-retirees and retirees can improve their retirement decisions.
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“There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who believe the defining challenge of the 21st century will be climate change, and those who know that it will be the birth dearth, the population bust, the old age of the world.[…] But it’s important for the weird people more obsessed with demography than climate to keep hammering away, because whatever the true balance of risk between the two, the relative balance is changing. Over the last 15 years, some of the worst-case scenarios for climate change have become less likely than before. At the same time, various forces, the Covid crisis especially, have pushed birthrates lower faster, bringing the old-age era forward rapidly.”
We’re now living decades longer than we were a few generations ago. And a growing number of experts say it’s possible to thrive and flourish in those later years if we take steps now.
An 86-year-old author has a few rules to live by even when the trials of getting older make it easy to complain.
The stress of pandemic lockdowns prematurely aged the brains of teenagers by at least three years and in ways similar to changes observed in children who have faced chronic stress and adversity, a study has found.
The study, published Thursday in Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science, was the first to compare scans of the physical structures of teenagers’ brains from before and after the pandemic started, and to document significant differences, said lead author Ian Gotlib, l a psychology professor at Stanford University and a Stanford Center on Longevity faculty affiliate.
We all understand that no magic elixir can stop or even slow the human brain or skeletal muscles from aging. But is that true?
After two decades of research with mice, Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD, a neuroscientist at Stanford University, has some ideas about what might work. Follow-up trials with humans have indeed demonstrated the possibilities.
There’s a significant perception/reality gap among most pre-retirees and retirees today. That’s one of the key takeaways from a new study published by the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL), titled Disconnected: Reality vs. Perception in Retirement Planning.
Demography is destiny, especially for educational institutions. Will they embrace the writing on wall, and look to pivot towards new markets? There is a huge and growing population of people over 50 that may be aching to go back to school.
With the support of The Association for Growth and Education (AGE) and in partnership with Stanford Center on Longevity, Esalen Institute, Encore.org, and more, this global initiative aims to create meaningful multi-generational experiences and conversations that help reverse a culture of ageism