The Age-Friendly Institute is very proud to announce its participation in a new publication from the Pension Research Council of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, published by Oxford University Press entitled “New Models for Managing Longevity Risk“. It explores public-private partnerships and how these partnerships can provide needed goods and services and accomplish goals that neither sector could likely achieve on its own.
Chapter 5 of the publication, attributed to the Age-Friendly Institute (formerly the Age Friendly Foundation), is titled “Working Longer Solves (Almost) Everything: The Correlation Between Employment, Social Engagement, and Longevity” and was written by Tim Driver, President of the Age-Friendly Institute, and Amanda Henshon, the Institute’s former Executive Director. You can order the book or download the chapter link HERE.
We’ve embraced this public-private partnership approach at the Age-Friendly Institute by bringing together leaders from for-profits, nonprofits and policy realms to affect change. This approach will be on full display at our upcoming Revolutionize conference in Boston. We have panels with for-profits that address the older adult market. We’ll also have remarks from a Mayor (to be announced), a Governor (MA’s Charlie Baker), a Cabinet Secretary (Secretary Marty Walsh) and a senior official from the World Health Organization (Alana Officer). Also, a panel on age-friendly care featuring our own Jody Shue, along with officials from the John A. Hartford Foundation, Cleveland Clinic, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and CVS Health.