The Silver Century Foundation is committed to producing articles of merit on significant subjects that have to do with aging. They will appear in this space.
Every day, there are news stories and other reports about aspects of aging, and the range of topics is extraordinary. We learn that companies all over the world are trying to adapt to an aging workforce. Scientists are attempting to lengthen our life span. Clinical psychologists consider the problems couples face in later life a hot topic. A novelist shows us how the worlds of aging and the circus intersect. A new study finds that over the past 20 years, the number of people who experience disabilities in old age has decreased. The list of topics goes on and on, and over time SCF will consider many of them.
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.
"Adding years to people's lives through the magic of science and medicine, however impressive, is an insufficient ambition for American Society. Our objective, must be to add new life to those years."
President John F. Kennedy, 1961 White House Conference on Aging