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It Is International Longevity Month, and We Want To Talk About More Than Growing Old

October 1 is the United Nations-designed day for longevity - in a manner of speaking. Last Saturday marked the UN’s International Day of Older Persons, which traditionally has been a day to highlight the growing needs of ageing populations and people. Indeed, we are all living longer, and as longevity enthusiasts, we are excited about this trend continuing to rocket upward. But as we grow older, we also want to age healthier - which is one of the most important aspects of longevity. Reaching more years is a great goal, but reaching them with the same quality of life is even better. As the head of our Visionary Board, Evelyne Yehudit Bischof said in her article on What to Expect from A Longevity Physician:

“As a longevity physician, my goal is to keep steady, or even improve, the quality of life. The fun has to be there – life is about more than just living longer – but a fun and fulfilling life can be healthy too. I’d also add that it is essential in longevity medicine to focus on physical health as well as behavioural and mental health. All pieces together make a healthy human.”

The good news is that we are not alone in this goal. Since 2013, more and more activities related to the United Nations International Day of Older Persons have recognised this as well, and now October 1 is also recognised as International Longevity Day, which kicks off what we in the field know now as “Longevity Month.”

At the Longevity Science Foundation, our mission is to promote healthy human longevity. So we are excited for a month to highlight the incredible research that is being done in this field.

We’re celebrating by bringing even more longevity information directly to you. This month and through the end of the year, we’ll share updates on the advances we have supported through our investments in new technology and medical breakthroughs. We will highlight members of our Visionary Board - longevity pioneers in their own right. And we will look back on our first year and how we plan to do even more in our second year to bring $1 billion in donations to research, institutions, and projects promoting healthy human longevity. 

Be sure to follow us on our social media channels to stay up to date, and if you’re keen to support our mission, you can also make a tax-deductible donation. Thanks to our recent partnership with The Giving Block, you can donate in digital currency, too - you can read more about this here!

From all of us here at the Longevity Science Foundation: Happy Longevity Month!