Laura Carstensen says we need to redesign culture to account for longer lifespans

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"Six Reasons to Rethink Aging and Retirement" - Stanford Business. 2/11/2015.

Laura Carstensen says we need to rethink mental and physical health, exercise, careers, and financial planning to better sync with expanding healthy lifespans. She says: “The culture we live in today, which evolved around lives half as long, does a pretty good job of supporting people up to 50, and then it stops. As we learn about aging, we’re finding that the malleability, the elasticity, the potential for people to age well is greater than ever previously imagined.”

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Laura Carstensen