NPR Interview: Dr. Joe Coughlin speaks on the future of aging

NPR Interview: Dr. Joe Coughlin speaks on the future of aging

Fri, 08/15/2014

The MIT AgeLab’s founder and director Dr. Joe Coughlin speaks with AARP’s Primetime Radio on the future of aging in an interview coming soon to NPR. With host Mike Cuthbert, Dr. Coughlin examines what it means to grow older in a time when the number one retirement plan for the next wave of retirees is to simply keep working. Old age has long been associated with relaxation and pulling back. It is important to realize that aging today requires working a little harder and engaging mentally, physically, and emotionally in today’s world. How can society prepare and innovate for older workers, drivers, and consumers? What are the philosophical differences between nations and cultures regarding the prospect of aging? And how can aging solutions, both economical and enjoyable, work inter-generationally? Listen here for an enlightening discussion on longevity, lifestyle, and technology. 

 

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