Longevity and the New Map of Life
Laura L. Carstensen, PhD
Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy Professor of Psychology
Director, Stanford Center on Longevity
Monday, April 3, 2023 *
As life expectancy increases, conversations about aging often raise concerns. Many of the challenges stem from a mismatch between living longer and the norms and institutions that guide us through life. Dr. Carstensen will share how a new, more flexible life course could better support longer, healthier, and more productive lives.
About the Thewlis Lecture:
Malford W. Thewlis, MD, a former resident of Wakefield, RI, was a pioneer in the field of geriatric medicine most widely known for co-founding the American Geriatrics Society in 1942 and his manuscript, The Care of the Aged: Geriatrics, which was first published in 1919 under the title, “Geriatrics: A Treatise on the Prevention and Treatment of Diseases of Old Age and the Care of the Aged.”
In honor of Dr. Thewlis, URI established the Malford Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics in 2006 to help raise awareness, enhance knowledge, and stimulate discussion about issues related to aging, longevity, and health care for older adults.
The event is held annually in the spring and is open to the public.
2016: Innovative Thinking: Application of Technology to Aging
Stephen Johnston, MBA, Co-founder, Aging 2.0, founder of Fordcastle, an innovation consultancy, board member of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), and Music and Memory, 501c3 nonprofits focused on improving the quality of life for older people, He is co-author of Growth Champions (Wiley, 2012), a book about sustainable corporate growth.
2015: Advice from the Oldest and Wisest Americans on Love, Relationships and Marriage
Karl Pillemer, PhD, Director Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Hazel E. Reed Professor in the Department of Human Development, Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College