Redesigning culture to incorporate today’s longer lifespan | The Optimist Daily
Today’s Solutions: June 22, 2024

Life expectancy is at the all-time high of 79 years. As many baby boomers can attest, aging doesn’t have to be a painful, miserable affair. Many of us, actually, are enjoying good physical and mental health well into retirement age. While some people are happy enjoying years-long vacation and taking care of grand-kids now and then, more and more people feel the need, sometimes the financial necessity, to remain an active member of the workforce. Psychology professor Laura Carstensen, founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, has stressed that we need to redesign culture to incorporate today’s longer lifespan. Continuing education, wellness, career and financial planning are the main pillars to consider so that the over-50 age group thrives while bringing its rich and unique contribution to society as a whole.

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