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9/8/2016 – Older people offer the resource that children need, Stanford report says

New Center on Longevity research shows that aging adults play critical roles in the lives of young people, especially the most vulnerable in society. Volunteering is one way to bring older adults and young people together. The key is to change social norms to encourage relationship building between generations. Read the full article at Stanford […]


12/20/2013 – Can memory video games deliver on brain-boosting claims?

A new breed of video games are designed to exercise aging brains and improve players’ attention, speed and memory. But critics say the claims made by developers are not supported with evidence. Could these mental workouts make a difference? Special correspondent Jake Schoneker speaks with experts — including Center on Longevity founding director Laura Carstensen […]


10/31/2013 – Why You Want to Hire Older Workers

Laura Carstensen, director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. Dr. Carstensen points out that while older workers’ cognitive processing declines with age, their knowledge increases, particularly within a particular skill set. She also notes that older workers also tend to be happier and more emotionally stable. Happy, stable and knowledgeable workers…what’s not to like? Read the […]