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Archive: December 2016

The Power And Potential Of Purposeful Aging (Forbes, Next Ave)

In this essay, Paul Irving, chairman of the Center for the Future of Aging at the Milken Institute and distinguished scholar in residence at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology says it’s time to abandon outdated stereotypes about older adults and embrace the potential of this massive, underutilized human

Longevity: The Economic Opportunity Of Our Lifetime (Forbes, Next Ave)

An article on the economic opportunities that come with longer life spans also stressed the importance of addressing longevity-related financial challenges. Written by Andy Seig, managing director and head of global wealth & retirement solutions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the story noted that Bank of America

Are Robotic Pets as Good as Real Ones for Older Adults? (Next Avenue)

Next Avenue spoke to USC Leonard Davis School Professor Elizabeth Zelinski about the pros and cons of robotic pets for older adults, especially individuals with memory problems. From the article: Zelinski believes that for the older adult to have a therapeutic benefit, stimulation from the pet