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October 24, 2013

Delayed Aging: The Next Big Thing?

…as well as the economy? Would it make sense to focus research dollars on delaying aging rather than on combatting the diseases of aging? A team of scientists at top…

August 15, 2017

Joan Ditzion on Aging with Purpose, Passion and Power

  “I think there’s a real need for women to create safe spaces where we can talk together about how we’re dealing with aging: our aging bodies, our aging lives,…

August 12, 2015

The Latest in Aging Research

hormone or HGH, which is aggressively pushed by these anti-aging doctors, despite the fact that it is basically illegal for ‘treating’ aging. In some studies, HGH actually accelerates aging. In…

November 9, 2017

Catching Up with Our Bodies Ourselves: Q&A with Joan Ditzion

…a real need for women to create safe spaces where we can talk together about how we’re dealing with aging: our aging bodies, our aging lives, our aging relationships. I…

March 25, 2014

How to Age: Anne Karpf on Creating a New Narrative

aging several years ago. Trouble was, publishers weren’t interested. They told her “books on aging don’t sell.” What a difference a few years makes. Now, together with Lynne Segal (see…

July 7, 2014

Portraits From an Aging Pandemic

…to challenge stereotypes around the disease and around aging at the same time. To create “Stories from an Aging Pandemic,” the pair set up a pop-up photo studio at AIDS2012…

March 10, 2014

Dr. Roger Landry’s Rx for Aging: Live Long, Die Short

If Dr. Roger Landry was going to write a prescription for aging in America, he might scribble, be leaflike. The directions, he says, go like this: “Become more colorful with…

February 23, 2018

Aging with Attitude Film Awards

celebrity aging out of his roles. Sam Elliott (veteran of dozens of Westerns, a cameo in “The Big Lebowski’ and tons of voiceovers), is Lee Hayden, an aging Western icon…

October 1, 2012

You’re Never Too Old for a Nude Portrait

…the National Center for Creative Aging. Together, they published a book, “The Art of Aging: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self,” and a DVD, “Women of Age: Portraits of Women, Beauty…

December 9, 2013

All the Selves We Have Been: Lynne Segal on How We Really Experience Aging

…and independent. Why is challenging that idea important to you? There are really the two narratives of aging: aging badly, which is showing your age, becoming more fragile and dependent;…

December 18, 2012

Scientists Discover How Calorie Restriction Slows Aging

A relatively new field in gerontology is emerging: the elimination of aging. Scientists like Aubrey de Gray, who says the first generation of people who will live to 1,000 has…

February 11, 2015

Vote: The “Aging With Attitude” Film Awards

Just in time for the 87th Academy Awards, we’re relaunching our own “Aging With Attitude” awards to focus attention on films that offer a view of growing older too seldom…

September 19, 2013

Google Takes On Aging

…Google announced that it is interested in aging. “Illness and aging affect all our families. With some longer term, moonshot thinking around healthcare and biotechnology, I believe we can improve…

September 15, 2016

The Legacy Film Festival on Aging

…the San Francisco area, there’s a film festival dedicated to the topic of aging. Launched in 2011, the 3-day Legacy Film Festival on Aging is the only U.S. fest that…

March 3, 2015

What Makes a City Age-Friendly?

…and other cities have taken seriously the task of adapting policies and infrastructure to better serve an aging population. New York City’s senior population is projected to grow by 50…