ASEF Spring Symposium and Reception, March 6, 2012

"A Longevity Revolution", presented by Becca Levy

Abstract. The world is experiencing a longevity revolution; life expectancy has more than doubled in the last two centuries and continues to grow. To take advantage of these added years, radical social adjustments need to occur which include reducing ageism. This talk will examine the longevity revolution and some first steps at reducing ageism, which include studies to understand how ageism operates and global advocacy efforts.