The Influencers: How Increasing Longevity Will Shape Our World
May 2016
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.
Moderator

Paula Kerger, President and CEO, PBS

Speakers

Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO, Encore.org
Linda Fried, Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center
Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Co-Director, Caring Across Generations
Nora Super, Chief, Programs and Services, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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