The New Age of Aging: Are Longer Lives a Good Thing?


Oct 22, 2014 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Alumni Auditorium, Black Building, 650 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032

In the last century, average lifespans have increased by 30 years. In many countries, it is common for people to live till 80, 90 and even 100. By 2030, almost 20 percent of the US population will be 65 and over. Are we ready for this severe demographic shift?

In a discussion moderated by documentary filmmaker Perri Peltz, Mailman School of Public Health Dean Linda P. Fried and Alliance for Aging Research founder Dan Perry will share perspectives on the new frontier of an aging population. Together, they will dive into research on the effects of aging on societies, how aging is perceived today, and the future of aging...what will today’s younger people experience when they are old?

The New Age of Aging will be broadcast live online and tweeted using the hashtag #ColumbiaAging.

This event is co-hosted by the Alliance for Aging Research and the Mailman School of Public Health and made possible by the MetLife Foundation Silver Scholar Award®, administered by the Alliance for Aging Research.

RSVP to Sarah DiGiovine.

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