COLLABORATION BETWEEN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
We believe that increased longevity presents the biggest economic opportunity of the 21st century.
It requires a thoughtful and rapid response to ensure its benefits can be reaped.
Individuals, companies and countries that best adapt will seize a substantial competitive advantage.
The Longevity Forum brings together two key pillars of the longevity debate – science and society.
As science catches up with the human aspirations of living longer, a new approach to public health is urgently required. Our Juvenescence agenda advocates a new model for both health promotion and disease prevention which can support healthy longevity, increased life expectancy, improve overall productivity and ensure that healthcare spending is focused on preventing diseases of ageing rather than on curing them.
At the same time, our 100 Year Life agenda recognises that living healthy and long lives without changes to the three stage structure of life (school, work and retirement) which has defined the 20th century, will not necessarily lead to fulfilled lives. We advocate a move towards a life structure which is better suited to the 21st century, with radical changes to how we approach education, careers, finances and family life.