17:00 – 18:00
What comes to mind when you think of an older person? Who are they? Where do they live? What does their day look like? How do they want to live their life, make money, spend money, experience services and leave a legacy?
These are just some among the many provocative questions that were researched in the new book “The Future of Aging” by Zayna Khayat. The book provides a much needed «reboot» of the perspective on how society needs to engage with the aging population. It is also a reminder of the limits to current approaches to aging. The vision Zayna Khayat proposes is intended to help individuals and organizations of all types and from all sectors position themselves as long-term partners on whom aging adults can depend as they navigate their experiences of aging.
Innovation for the future of aging will include new policies, services, products, technologies, living spaces, and even approaches to shaping inter-generational communities—all of which will be transformative for the lives of older adults. The potential societal and economic returns from innovation for the future of aging are immense, and therefore need to be prioritized.
It’s time to redefine what it means to age.
We are proud to host Zayna Khayat for the DayOne LabTalk to discuss innovation opportunities for the future of aging!