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:

  • Make use of age diversity
  • Create longevity-ready communities
  • Align health spans to life spans
  • Build financial security from the start
  • Invest in future centenarians to deliver big returns
  • Support life transitions
  • Learn throughout life
  • Work more years, with greater flexibility
  • Harness scientific and technological breakthroughs to transform the future of aging
  • Ensure that advances are distributed to the entire population


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 S.
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


Yannick Schindler
Macro-Economic Effects of Longevity
Advisors: Andrew Scott/Wouter Den Haan

Lauren Borchers
Teen Mental Health
Advisor: Ian Gotlib

Serena Jing
Aging, Appearance, and Attitudes in Medical Care
Advisor: Deborah Kado

Alaleh Azhir
Modeling Longevity Trajectories
Advisors: David Rehkopf/Prof. Nilam Ram

Marissa Huang
Lifestyle Medicine in Medical Education
Advisor: Michael Fredricson


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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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