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The average lifespan of Americans has increased approximately two years per decade over the last century. While we are living longer, we are also suffering more from the chronic diseases of aging, like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer, than ever before. While many view this type of decline as inevitable, scientists at the Buck Institute,  the first independent biomedical research institute in the world focused solely on aging, believe that people should enjoy life at 95 as much as they do at 25. Toward that end, they are using cutting-edge research to discover how to improve health span, or the healthy years of life.

On February 13, 2018, Private Ocean sponsored an exclusive event at the Buck Institute, titled, “Learning to Live Longer. And Better.” Private Ocean Founder, Richard Stone, and Dr. Eric Verdin, CEO of the Buck Institute, shared their insights on how to help further our healthy years and align them with our personal goals and financial lives.

Here are three key takeaways from the event:

1.  Aging affects everyone and impacts the global economy. We are on an unsustainable path of aging and mounting healthcare costs. Better aging means lower expenses, increased productivity, and greater life satisfaction.

2.  The time for technology to meet aging needs is upon us. Biotech and life sciences have seen a surge in growth, with groundbreaking milestones  becoming more common as technology advances.

3.  The hard science of the last 20 years is coming to fruition in a time when most of the world is beginning a rapid pace of aging. Education is key to learning more about this science and how you can help make a difference.

Said Dr. Verdin, “Right now, there is a dark cloud over aging, and we associate it with debilitation and disease. At the Buck Institute, our mission is to end age-related disease for this and future generations. We want to extend the healthy years of life and help people live better longer.”

Private Ocean wants to continue the conversation and share more information on the Buck Institute’s research on “better” aging while gauging how your extended lifespan aligns with your “wealth span.”

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About the Buck Institute:

The Buck Institute is the nation’s first independent research facility focused solely on understanding the connection between aging and chronic disease in pursuit of the Mission to increase the healthy years of life.