How to live forever: the enduring power of connecting the generations

By Marc Freedman

How to live forever: the enduring power of connecting the generations by Marc Freedman
Added January 10, 2019

Encore.org founder and CEO Marc Freedman tells the story of his thirty-year quest to answer some of contemporary life's most urgent questions: with many living so much longer, what do the increasing years beyond 50 mean? How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive? How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short? Freedman offers insight into the drive for longevity and the perils of age segregation, and talks to social innovators across the globe who are bringing the generations together for mutual benefit. He finds wisdom in stories from young and old, featuring ordinary people and icons like jazz great Clark Terry and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But the answers also come from stories of Freedman's own mentors--a sawmill worker turned surrogate grandparent, a university administrator who served as Einstein's driver, a cabinet secretary who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Freedman's own father, a gym teacher who spent his retirement years organizing track meets for elementary school students. [This book] is a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us. --Dust jacket

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