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THE POWER OF PURPOSEFUL AGING Culture Change and the New Demography


Report from the 2016 Purposeful Aging Summit

Preface 3 1 When Purpose and Aging Merge


2 The Case for Purposeful Aging


3 Challenges on the Path


4 Communicate, Convince, Connect 46 Conclusion


Endnotes 59 Board of Advisors




Left to right:

Karabi Acharya Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Arthur Bilger Founder and CEO, WorkingNation Patricia Boyle Neuropsychologist, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center Laura Carstensen Professor of Psychology and Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Center on Longevity

Henry Cisneros Chairman, Executive Committee, Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., LLC; Chairman, CityView; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Pinchas Cohen Dean, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, and Executive Director, Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center, and William and Sylvia Kugel Dean’s Chair in Gerontology, University of Southern California

Catherine Collinson President, Transamerica Institute; Executive Director, Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement Joseph Coughlin Founder and Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab

John Feather CEO, Grantmakers in Aging

Susan Gianinno Chairman, North America, Publicis Worldwide

Marc Freedman Founder and CEO,

Lynn Goldman Michael and Lori Milken Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Ken Dychtwald President and CEO, Age Wave

Linda Fried Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center

Richard Eisenberg Managing Editor,, PBS

Laura Geller Senior Rabbi, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

William Damon Professor, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Center on Adolescence

John Gomperts President and CEO, America’s Promise Alliance Barbara Bradley Hagerty Author; Journalist Kerry Hannon Author and Columnist; Expert in Career Transitions and Retirement

Michael Hodin CEO, Global Coalition on Aging; Managing Partner, High Lantern Group Jody Holtzman Senior Vice President, Market Innovation, AARP Carol Hymowitz Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg News Paul Irving Chairman, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging Ina Jaffe Correspondent, NPR Paula Kerger President and CEO, PBS

Sherry Lansing CEO, Sherry Lansing Foundation; Founder, EnCorps Teachers Program Becca Levy Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health; Professor of Psychology, Yale University David Linde CEO, Participant Media Donald Miller Leonard K. Firestone Professor of Religion and Co-Founder, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California

Philip Pizzo Founding Director, Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute; David and Susan Heckerman Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology and Former Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine Ai-jen Poo Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Co-Director, Caring Across Generations Kimon Sargeant Vice President, Human Sciences, John Templeton Foundation

Trent Stamp CEO, Eisner Foundation

Fernando Torres-Gil Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy and Director, Center for Policy Research on Aging, University of California, Los Angeles

Lester Strong Vice President, Experience Corps and External Affairs, AARP Foundation