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May 31 2018 | Petoskey News-Review
As humans, we face many internal and external challenges as we age. It is important to continue to GROW, to keep blooming. Stanford’s aging expert Laura Carstensen states that senior citizens are like “perennials,” they blossom and blossom again.
There are many benefits to intergenerational learning. Through a collaborative program between a senior living community and local school children, older adults are given a sense of continued usefulness and the children learn skills from their elders. According to Dr. Laura Carstensen, these skills...
May 7 2018 | CBS News
During the the past 40 years, retirees have more than doubled the amount of time they spend in front of the TV, representing a missed opportunity for more fulfilling activities like volunteering. In addition to helping others, research supports the idea that volunteers enjoy benefits to their own...
May 3 2018 | RealClear Markets
A long time horizon is a significant investing advantage, but many people underestimate theirs. According to Laura Carstense, life expectancy increases about 3 months with each year that passes. Today, there is a 50% chance at least one half of a 65-year old couple will live to the age of 94 - a...
May 3 2018 | NextAvenue
Interview with Jonathan Rauch, author of the book "The Happiness Curve" exploring the U-shaped happiness curve that shows the emotional experience over the lifespan as one that starts high, dips in midlife, and then rises again. According to findings of psychologists like Laura Carstensen, research...

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