Preparing for a 100-Year Lifespan
Living until age 100 may soon be routine, but for most people that will not be enough—we also want to remain vigorous and engaged in both body and mind. To thrive, we need to start thinking early about the “map of life” that can guide us through the many stages of a century-long journey. Finding our way means making the right personal choices but also requires a shift in societal institutions and norms, from housing, transportation, and community design to workplace expectations and opportunities for social connections. As science reshapes the future of aging, we need to prepare for the accompanying opportunities and challenges.
- 2022 Health