Perspectives

Don’t Deny Your Age, Celebrate It

Don’t Deny Your Age, Celebrate It
Recently someone asked me if I would participate in a talk called "Don’t Let an Old Person Move into Your Body." I thought about it for several days, and then I declined.  Read more...
 


 

How Long Are You Likely to Live?

How Long Are You Likely to Live?
In the United States, life expectancy at birth is 79. Some people won’t live that long while others will survive much longer. What are the odds you’ll make it to 80? To 100?  Read more...
 


 
Features

The Power of Positive Aging

The Power of Positive Aging
Do you feel good about growing older? If you do, you may very well live longer than those who dread old age.  Read more...
 


 

Katherine Freund: Imagining a Future in Which Older People Won’t Need to Drive

Katherine Freund: Imagining a Future in Which Older People Won’t Need to Drive
This article introduces our new series on the future of aging: interviews with people who are experts in their fields and are also visionaries. We’re asking them to talk about what they believe will happen in the years ahead to change the experience of aging.  Read more...
 


 
Blogs

Live to 100: Do You Have What It Takes?

Live to 100: Do You Have What It Takes?
There's an old joke that goes something like this: The Japanese drink very little wine and experience fewer heart attacks than US or British citizens, while the French and Italians drink wine at every meal and experience fewer heart attacks than US or British citizens.  Read more...
 


 

Joan Didion and the Crime of Getting Old

Joan Didion and the Crime of Getting Old
One day while doing research online, I came across an article in the Atlantic about author Joan Didion. Since my first love is literature, I immediately clicked the link. Gracing the piece was a black-and-white photograph of Didion in 1977, looking as cool and meticulous as her carefully crafted prose reads. The image evoked memories of that slightly hopeful, slightly anxious time and primed me for reflections on Didion’s life.  Read more...
 


 
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The Hands-Some Journey Project

The Hands-Some Journey ProjectPhotographer Elaine Zelker captures life stories through hand held objects.

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Our Mission

The Silver Century Foundation promotes a positive view of aging. The Foundation challenges entrenched and harmful stereotypes, encourages dialogue between generations, advocates planning for the second half of life, and raises awareness to educate and inspire everyone to live long, healthy, empowered lives.

Notable Quote

"It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment; in these qualities old age is usually not poorer, but is even richer."

Cicero (106-43 BC)



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