The 100-Year Life Is Here. We’re Not Ready.

In the United States and beyond, 100-year lives will be common for those born today. Yet our institutions, economic policies, social and cultural norms have not kept pace. Through research, education/training, and out- reach, Stanford Center on Longevity helps shape individual, community and social choices to supportlives that are longer, healthier, and more rewarding. We envision a future in which all people, regardless of socio-economic status, can make the most of the advantages afforded by increased lifespan—resulting inlives infused at every stage with a sense of belonging, purpose, and worth. We can meet challenges that longevity creates, and make the most of the 100-year opportunity if we act now, guided by these principles:

  • Celebrate age diversity as a net positive for societies — and the bottom line
  • Align health spans to life spans
  • Build financial security from the start
  • Invest in future centenarians to deliver big returns
  • Create longevity-ready communities
  • Harness technological breakthroughs to transform the future of aging
  • Distribute advances equitably, across the entire population
  • Embrace life transitions as growth opportunities, not disruptions.
  • Learn throughout life
  • Work more years, with more flexibility 


The New Map of Life
Extended Report

The New Map of Life
Summary Report

Fellows’ Reports
(2019 Cohort)


Julian Ashwin
Economic Gains from Longevity
Advisor: Andrew Scott

Li (Leigh) Chu
Engagement with Assistive Technology
Advisor: Laura Carstensen

Anchal Garg

Anchal Garg
Home Exposure to Toxins
Advisor: Rob Jackson

Claire Growney
Intergenerational Relations
Advisor: Laura Carstensen

Apoorva Rangan
Medical Curricula for Longevity
Advisor: Deborah Kado

Subbu Sankarasubramanian
Cognition and Personal Finance
Advisor: Anthony Wagner

Oleksandr Skorokhod
Longevity Implications for Science Education
Advisor: Craig Heller

Jordan Weiss
Modeling Longevity Trajectories
Advisors: David Rehkopf/Nilam Ram


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Do rules created when most people lived only to 50 or 60 still make sense when more and more people live to 100? Longer lives are, at once, among the most remarkable achievements in all of human history and one of the great challenges of the 21st century. How can we ensure that our lives are not just longer, but healthy and rewarding as well? Century Lives, the new podcast from the Stanford Center on Longevity, is here to start the conversation.


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