A Fireside Chat and Book Signing with AgeLab Director Dr. Joe Coughlin

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Discussion will be moderated by Boston Globe reporter Robert Weisman

“Aging is far more than health and wealth,” says Joe Coughlin.

Aging2.0 Boston, supporting Boston innovators taking on the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging, present a fireside chat and book signing with Dr. Joseph Coughlin, Founder and Director of the MIT AgeLab, and author of The Longevity Economy.

The Fireside Chat will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern at District Hall in Boston’s vibrant Seaport District. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for networking. The discussion will be moderated by Boston Globe reporter Robert Weisman. To RSVP for this event visit https://www.aging2.com/boston/ as seating is limited.

The growing older market is a vast, diverse group of consumers representing every possible level of health and wealth, worth about $8 trillion in the United States alone and climbing.

“Aging is far more than health and wealth,” says Joe Coughlin. “Aging is a multi-disciplinary sport involving transportation, longevity planning, social engagement and work. It is a great challenge to society, families and government to ensure they can deliver on inventing a new stage of life for aging seniors.”

In his book The Longevity Economy, Dr. Coughlin provides deep insight into a population that consistently defies expectations: people who, through their continued personal and professional ambition, desire for experience, and quest for self-actualization, are building a striking, unheralded vision of longer life that very few in business fully understand. His focus on women—they outnumber men, control household spending and finances, and are leading the charge toward tomorrow’s creative new narrative of later life—is especially illuminating.

“Aging2.0 Boston is honored to host Dr. Joe Coughlin for a book signing and fireside chat,” says Tim Driver, Boston Ambassador for Aging2.0 and CEO of RetirementJobs.com and Mature Caregivers. “Aging, caregiving and brain health are increasingly critical issues. Boston is well positioned as a hub of innovation in both technology and healthcare to tackle some of the biggest aging challenges and opportunities with experts like Dr. Coughlin.”

Dr. Coughlin teaches at MIT, was named by the Wall Street Journal as “one of the twelve people shaping retirement,” and was recognized by Fast Company as “one of the 100 most creative in business.” He is a member of the Board of Directors of AARP and speaks with and advises major companies, non-profits, and governments worldwide.

For more information on The Longevity Economy go to: https://longevityeconomy.com

About Aging2.0 Boston
Aging2.0 Boston is the Boston chapter of Aging2.0. Aging2.0 supports innovators taking on the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging. Over the past 5 years, Aging2.0 has hosted more than 300 events around the world and relies on 50+ volunteer Chapters to build and connect our 15,000 person community in 20+ countries. Aging2.0 has 150+ corporate Alliance members and works with ‘CEOs’ - Chief Elder Officers, who help us design with, not for, older people. For more information, please visit http://www.aging2.com or email info(at)aging2.com.

About MIT AgeLab
The MIT AgeLab is a multidisciplinary research laboratory dedicated to the improvement of quality of life for older adults, those who care for them, and aging societies. Established in 1999 to creatively translate technologies into practical solutions across the lifespan, The AgeLab applies consumer-centered systems thinking to the challenges and opportunities posed by the longevity economy. Today, working with business, government, and NGOs, the AgeLab studies and fosters innovation in how products are designed, services delivered, and policies implemented, always with the goal of building a better life tomorrow.

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