Linda Fried weighs in on the potential of longevity

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mailman School of Public Health Dean and Columbia Aging Center Faculty Member, Linda P. Fried, MD, contributed to the recently released Milken Institute publication "The Future of Aging: Realizing the Potential of Longevity." In her piece -- Three New Decades to Do Good -- Dr. Fried raises the potential of leveraging longer life expectancy both in the service of engaging older adults and in enriching children's lives by the presence of a caring older adult.  She called for new roles and opportunities for seniors that enable them to leave their mark on their families, communities and country -- in essence finding ways to give an older adult to leave a living legacy by helping a child today.

To read the full text of Dr. Fried's piece, please see page 22 of the report "The Future of Aging."