How do we find happiness when life is long and time is short? Marc Freedman, expert and best-selling author, explores the meaning of life after 50 with Dr. Nancy Morrow-Howell, director of the Friedman Center for Aging.
Join us for an Oasis Community Conversation on Aging and Intergenerational Connections, How to Live Forever, featuring Marc Freedman interviewed by Dr. Nancy Morrow-Howell.
In his new bestseller How to Live Forever, Freedman tells the story of his 30-year quest to answer some of contemporary life’s most urgent questions: With so many living so much longer, what is the meaning of the increasing years beyond 50? How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive? How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short? Be part of the conversation!
Marc Freedman is the President and CEO of Encore.org is a member of the Wall Street Journal's Experts panel and a frequent commentator in the media. He is the author of four books, including his new book, How to Live Forever. Freedman was named a 2014 Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation and is the recipient of the 2010 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. He cofounded Experience Corps, mobilizing thousands of individuals over 50 to improve the school performance and prospects of low-income elementary school students in 22 U.S. cities, and spearheaded the creation of the Purpose Prize, an annual $100,000 prize for social entrepreneurs in the second half of life.
Dr. Nancy Morrow-Howell is the director of the Havrey A. Friedman Center for Aging. Her area of scholarship is the productive engagement of older adults. In the face of population aging, she wants to find ways that we shape social policies and programs to optimally engage the growing human capital of the older population, for the sake of society and older adults themselves.