A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity Laura Carstensen

A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity

Author: Laura Carstensen
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Book Title
A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity
Author
Laura Carstensen
ISBN
9781610390576
The twentieth century bequeathed us a fabulous gift: thirty more years of life on average. Supersized life spans are going to radically alter society, and present an unprecedented opportunity to change our approach not only to old age but to all of life's stages. The ramifications are just beginning to dawn on us.... yet in the meantime, we keep thinking about, and planning for, life as it used to be lived. In A Long Bright Future, longevity and aging expert Laura Carstensen guides us into the new possibilities offered by a longer life. She debunks the myths and misconceptions about aging that stop us from adequately preparing for the future both as individuals and as a society: that growing older is associated with loneliness and unhappiness, and that only the genetically blessed live well and long. She then focuses on other important components of a long life, including finances, health, social relationships, Medicare and Social Security, challenging our preconceived notions of old age every step of the way.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Laura CarstensenPublisher: PublicAffairsPublished: 09/27/2011ISBN: 9781610390576Pages: 352Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.10h x 5.50w x 1.00d
The twentieth century bequeathed us a fabulous gift: thirty more years of life on average. Supersized life spans are going to radically alter society, and present an unprecedented opportunity to change our approach not only to old age but to all of life's stages. The ramifications are just beginning to dawn on us.... yet in the meantime, we keep thinking about, and planning for, life as it used to be lived.

In A Long Bright Future, longevity and aging expert Laura Carstensen guides us into the new possibilities offered by a longer life. She debunks the myths and misconceptions about aging that stop us from adequately preparing for the future both as individuals and as a society: that growing older is associated with loneliness and unhappiness, and that only the genetically blessed live well and long. She then focuses on other important components of a long life, including finances, health, social relationships, Medicare and Social Security, challenging our preconceived notions of old age every step of the way.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Laura Carstensen
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Published: 09/27/2011
ISBN: 9781610390576
Pages: 352
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.50w x 1.00d
The twentieth century bequeathed us a fabulous gift: thirty more years of life on average. Supersized life spans are going to radically alter society, and present an unprecedented opportunity to change our approach not only to old age but to all of life's stages. The ramifications are just beginning to dawn on us.... yet in the meantime, we keep thinking about, and planning for, life as it used to be lived.

In A Long Bright Future, longevity and aging expert Laura Carstensen guides us into the new possibilities offered by a longer life. She debunks the myths and misconceptions about aging that stop us from adequately preparing for the future both as individuals and as a society: that growing older is associated with loneliness and unhappiness, and that only the genetically blessed live well and long. She then focuses on other important components of a long life, including finances, health, social relationships, Medicare and Social Security, challenging our preconceived notions of old age every step of the way.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Laura Carstensen
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Published: 09/27/2011
ISBN: 9781610390576
Pages: 352
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.50w x 1.00d