The Influencers: How Increasing Longevity Will Shape Our World
In the United States, 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, but the "boom" is only the beginning, as people around the world are living longer lives in greater numbers. Questions concerning the effect of aging on our future health, work, finances, lifestyle and communities are more pressing than ever and affect us all. Recently, PBS' Next Avenue recognized 50 extraordinary leaders -- "Influencers in Aging" -- who are redefining the future of aging and what it means to grow old. Global Conference 2016 was fortunate to have several of these Influencers for this panel, which tackled the challenges and opportunities of increasing longevity as we all search for new ways of living longer, healthier and happier lives.