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Required Reading: Disrupt Aging

Stria Staff July 22, 2018

EXPERT RECOMMENDATION: Mary Furlong is president and CEO of Mary Furlong & Associates. Mary is a leading authority on the longevity marketplace. She has guided the business development and marketing strategies of leading corporations, emerging companies, and nonprofit organizations for more than 30 years. Mary is the author of Turning Silver into Gold: How to Profit in the New Boomer Marketplace. She recommends this book—as well as a second title—to longevity market professionals.

Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age
by Jo Ann Jenkins

We’ve all seen the ads on TV and in magazines-“50 is the new 30!” or “60 is the new 40!” A nice sentiment to be sure, but CEO of AARP Jo Ann Jenkins disagrees. 50 is 50, and she, for one, likes the look of it.

In Disrupt Aging, Jenkins focuses on three core areas-health, wealth, and self-to show us how to embrace opportunities and change the way we look at getting older. Here, she chronicles her own journey and that of others who are making their mark as disruptors to show readers how we can be active, healthy, and happy as we get older. Through this powerful and engaging narrative, she touches on all the important issues facing people 50+ today, from caregiving and mindful living to building age-friendly communities and making our money last.

This is a book for all the makers and doers who have a desire to continue exploring possibilities, to celebrate discovery over decline, and to seek out opportunities to live the best life there is. (From the publisher)


We asked Mary about her outlook on the field. Read her answers here. 

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