The 100 + Life Community Center:
Join our quest to add more meaning and joy to life,
as we all keep living longer
… celebrate their 100th, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2810516/
… 40% chance at 150, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-129568/Could-child-live-150-years-old.html
Okay, okay, so you’re not a teenager anymore. Me neither!
What are the odds?
Your answer may change over time, but how long are you expecting to live? Here’s where the professional pessimists (i.e., actuaries) at the Social Security Administration (2014 stats) peg your average life expectancy:
- If you’re 25 years old, the average is another 53-57 years (male-female) – getting you to age 78-82. And you’re not “average,” right?
- If you’re now 50 years old, add another 30-33 years (male-female) – putting you at 80-83. Again, that’s just the average.
- If you’re already 75, your average goes up to reaching age 86 to 88.
Remember, that means half of you will live longer – and for some of you, life will be decades longer.
I’m 66 as I write this and the nifty animated life expectancy probability tool at FlowingData.com says I have about 21 out of ~20,000 (a little over 0.1%) chance of making it another 40-49 years! That would put me in the 106-115 range. As many of you know, however, my target is 130!
Let’s start tipping those odds in your favor!
So, if you’re ready to plan for living to 100 and beyond, join us in learning the latest ongoing research and thinking about how to make those years our best yet. And put the information into action in your life!
Together, we’ll make the 100 + Life Community Center a place where you can meet interesting Boomers . . . or Millennials! Get advice on starting a new business or launching a charitable foundation. Learn a new language, art form, line of scientific inquiry, musical instrument … whatever gets your juices flowing. You’ll find friends or partners for personal development, travel, or just talk. Tap into folks with a lifetime of wisdom and experience … or full of youthful exuberance and invulnerability.
Skeptical about your 100+ prospects?
Consider this: if you don’t expect to live that long, ask yourself what if medical science and human evolution conspire to prove you wrong? (Same question, if you think you’d rather not!)
As headlines like The 100-Year Life: How to make longevity a blessing, not a curse (New Scientist, Jul. 6, 2016), More Americans are living past their 100th birthdays (CBS.com, Jan. 21, 2016), and What Happens When We All Live to 100? (The Atlantic, Oct. 2014), grow more common, shouldn’t we all be working on how to be our best centenarian selves, just in case?
Planned features include:
- Welcome tour of the site and questionnaire to help us get to know each other
- 30-minute live video call “Clarity Quickie” with Tom to establish where you are, what you want, and how to get moving in that direction
- Access to the Old Dog Learning private library of courses, videos, and in-depth content on living a meaningful, joyful life (work & personal)
- Private forums for interacting with other members, asking questions, proposing topics for all to explore together
- Opportunities to collaborate and co-create on projects like Tom’s book-in-progress, working title: Work, Play, Love: The Science Behind Whole, Happy Living.
- A pioneering role, helping to design and grow a diverse community where we can all benefit from “the age-diversity dividend”
Cost: [opening soon for pilot memberships only, limited to 130 members]
$10 per month, or $100 per year
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
— Benjamin Franklin