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Social Infrastructure and the New Map of Life
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The doubling of life expectancy in the US counts as one of the great achievements in human history, but it has come with such speed that social institutions, economic policies and social norms developed for lives that were half as long are no longer up for the task. Over the last several years, researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity have been thinking through a New Map of Life that supports a longer lived society that is healthier, more productive and more equitable. September marks the release of the first report on the New Map of Life. Join Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chair of the Senate Aging Committee, Laura Carstensen, founding Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, and other experts on September 22nd for a discussion of social infrastructure and the investments and policies beginning in early childhood that can contribute to a better, more robust life course.