Live Younger Longer
This week I spoke at a fantastic event in Rochester, New York called, Celebration of Aging, hosted by a company named, Lifespan. Lifespan helps older adults to approach aging and their future with more information, supportive services and guidance. And let's face it, we need companies like this! We are quickly approaching a time when there will be more adults over the age of 65 than children under the age of 15. With that is a reminder of how important it is that we all plan for our futures.
The theme of the luncheon surrounded the idea that longer life is changing aging and this provides new opportunities for people 60 and older. I took the stage to talk about the ways how we can all live younger, longer, and therefore be able to avail ourselves of those potential opportunities that lie ahead.
There were over 1300 people at the event with a myriad of speakers and awards. One of my favorite awards was the "Second Half Heroes" where they honored five older adults who were nominated for their ways of remaining engaged in life. The oldest was 98 years old! Clearly, we are in a New Age of Aging.
There were some really fascinating men and women in attendance, so many of whom were over the age of 65, and after having great successes in their lifetime, they were all eager to make the most of the next many years of their lives. It was truly inspiring to meet them all.
At events like these, I always remember the time I interviewed George Burns, years ago, and he said to me: "If I had known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." So remember, we all have the power to "age better" - we must be mindful of our health and stay informed on how best to plan for our futures.
Take a look at some of the great photos from the event below!