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Aging in extraordinary times
Paul Irving: Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging
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In this episode we discover:
- Why societal support matters for our aging communities.
- When it is good to have an ‘older person in the room.’
- How integrating the generations helps promote healthy aging and wiser younger people
- How Encore.org promotes second acts for the greater good.
- Why older people are our only growing natural resource
- How social norms should be challenged to benefit young people alongside older adults.
- Why during these “extraordinary times” there has never been a more important time to “connect generations.”
- Why focussing on people is as important as developing new technology.
- How we could all benefit from more “meaning and purpose.
- The possible benefis of moving away from “age segregated” retirement communities.
- Why educational establishments should embrace young and old students alike.
Listen to Paul’s earlier LLAMA podcast conversation:
This is the latest in a series of interviews recorded at the USC Body Computing Conference. Find out more about the event here and the USC Center for Body Computing here. Listen to event host Dr. Leslie Saxon’s LLAMA interview with Peter Bowes: