October 7, 2023
How society can age positively and thrive
On ageism awareness day, Linda Fried looks at the realities of aging -- and they are, in the main, positive.

October 6, 2023
Ageism Awareness Day highlights our relationship with age
Professor Dr. Linda Fried and venture capitalist Alan Patricof join Morning Joe to discuss Ageism Awareness Day and the country's relationship with age.

June 6, 2023
The Hill
In an aging world, we must invest in older adults’ mental health
John W. Rowe's editorial takes the position that a comprehensive approach to supporting the mental health of older adults as our population's life expectancy increases.

May 30, 2023
Q&A: Columbia's public health school dean on investing in prevention, not medicine
An interview with Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, director of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center.

April 27, 2023
I'm a longevity expert. Here's why I tell my students to read the obits.
Center Director Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH describes a throughline of her course "(Y)our Longer Life" is a set of “prescriptions” students create for every future decade of their lives to plan their own “health future.” 

January 13, 2023
The New Yorker
In politics, how old is too old?
Jack Rowe with David Remnick on whether age alone should disqualify a candidate running for office and specifically for the presidency

February 10, 2023
Restrict calories to live longer, study says, but critics say more proof is needed
With a new study from Daniel Belsky, PhD, and his lab, colead author Calen Ryan, PhD, associate research scientist at the aging center, comments “our study found evidence that calorie restriction slowed the pace of aging in humans.”

December 12, 2022
Columbia Magazine
Aging Redefined
Allison Aiello, PhD, Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, PhD, Daniel Belsky, PhD, Alan Cohen, PhD, and others' aging research featured.

November 24, 2022
The Guardian
How should we prepare for an ageing global population?
Professor Vegard Skirbekk, PhD talks about why and what happens when societies get older and smaller, and how we should prepare for future demographic change.

November 22, 2022
Here's what's behind your holiday blues – and how to cope with loneliness this winter
Center Director Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH shares that "we are wired to experience loneliness as a 'signal'" and ways to seek to resolve it.

November 19, 2022
The New York Times
President Biden Is Turning 80. Experts Say Age Is More Than a Number.
Faculty member John Rowe, MD shares about factors aiding President Biden to remaining productive and healthy.

November 19, 2022
The Washington Post
Biden turns 80 and joins growing ranks of octogenarians who still work
Faculty member Daniel Belsky, PhD shares the importance of biological age when thinking about the octogenarian workforce.

October 27, 2022
Frailty is not about old Age. What women need to know to prevent it.
An article by Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, discusses the misconceptions about frailty.

September 22, 2022
Neuroscience News
How Does What We Eat Affect Our Healthspan
Faculty member Alan Cohen, PhD comments on how what we eat affects how we age.

August 19, 2022
Is there a gender gap when it comes to loneliness? This public health expert thinks so.
An article by Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, warns that increased isolation puts older women at greater risk for this debilitating condition..

August 2, 2022
The New York Post
Low-wage wage workers suffer more from memory decline: study
Faculty member Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, PhD and doctoral student Katrina Kezios discuss new research on low wages and cognitive health.

July 15, 2022
New research suggests adverse childhood experiences accelerate the biological processes of aging
Faculty member Daniel Belsky, PhD co-authored research on how ACEs impact biological aging.

July 4, 2022
Here’s How to Maximize Your Healthy Years in Retirement. Eat Right and Exercise.
Faculty member Daniel Belsky, PhD comments on what is the optimal sleep pattern - it depends on the person.

June 21, 2022
NBC News
10-second balance test may predict how long you'll live
Faculty member John W. Rowe, MD weighs in on a simple study-backed measurement of longevity.

June 11, 2022
Deseret News
People are living longer than ever. Is the world ready?
Center director Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH discusses the need for and call to action from the Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity.

June 1, 2022
The Economist
Vegard Skirbekk on why we should embrace low fertility rates
Faculty member Vegard Skirbekk, PhD discusses how helping aging populations stay healthy and productive is critical in a world with fewer babies.

May 13, 2022
New York Post
No kidding: Rearing 3 or more children could make you literally lose your mind, study says
Columbia Aging Center researchers work on fertility and late life cognition.

April 15, 2022
MIT Technology Review
Aging clocks aim to predict how long you’ll live
Faculty member Daniel W. Belsky’s, PhD epigenetics tool to measure biological aging is highlighted alongside other scientists' work on calculating aging.

March 22, 2022
Scientific American
A Natural Disaster Made Monkeys Age Faster
Faculty member Daniel W. Belsky, PhD weighs in on molecular findings from a study on accelerated aging of monkeys after Hurricane Maria.

March 16, 2022
Washington Post
Meet ElliQ, the robot who wants to keep Grandma company
Faculty member Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, PhD weighs in on using AI to improve social isolation felt by older adults.

January 25, 2022
Aging is Still One of Biology’s Greatest Mysteries
Faculty member Daniel W. Belsky, PhD shares about a tool he and other researchers worked on to use biomarkers to detect the rate of aging.

December 13, 2021
McKnights Home Care
Impact of chronic loneliness similar to ‘smoking a half-pack of cigarettes a day for many years’
Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH spoke on how (chronic) loneliness severely impacts health.

December 4, 2021
Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen
377: Dr. Linda Fried
Center director Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH shares about her journey in learning about and entering public health as a physician and the collective purpose of the field.

September 28, 2021
Science Daily
Happiness in early adulthood may protect against dementia 
Faculty member Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, PhD finds that depression in early adulthood may lead to lower cognition 10 years later and to cognitive decline in old age.

July 7, 2021
Knowable Magazine
What Sweden's Covid failure tells us about ageism
Faculty member Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, PhD mentions how globalization and urbanization complexly reshape family structures and older adults’ societal role.

May 13, 2021
Frailty and Resilience: A Podcast with Linda Fried
Center director Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH shares about her instrumental research in frailty and insights on new frailty and resiliency research.

May 3, 2021
New York Times
Earlier Diabetes Onset Could Raise Dementia Risk
Faculty member Daniel W. Belsky comments on a new paper linking the timing of onset of diabetes and the development of dementia.

December 15, 2020
Too many quarantinis -- a risk, especially for seniors
Esteban Calvo and Kerry Keyes on drinking trends among older adults, particularly in wealthier countries.

November 15, 2020
How Covid-19 Will Change Aging and Retirement
Jack Rowe cited about how aging in place and innovations will arise in response to the pandemic experiences.

September 30, 2020
ASA Generations
Designing a New Social Infrastructure to Combat Loneliness in Aging Adults
Linda Fried on how to build the social infrastructure needed to fight loneliness.

September 27, 2020
New York Times
In Lockdown, an 86-Year-Old Blogger Finds an Audience and a New Purpose 
Faculty member Jack Rowe, MD is cited on the role of connectedness to respond to the growing prevalence of loneliness of older adults.

September 21, 2020
National Academy of Medicine Commentary
Reimagining Nursing Homes in the Wake of COVID-19
Jack Rowe, Terry Fulmer and Chris Koller on the lessons learned and way forward in LTC facilities as a result of the current pandemic.

July 17, 2020
Market Watch
As Trump and Biden trade age insults, older workers suffer
Kerry Hannon cites Center director Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, on how crucial it is to not lose ground during Covid-19 in the fight against ageism in the workplace.

July 17, 2020
New York Times
You’re a Senior. How Do You Calculate Coronavirus Risk Right Now?
Center director Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, on the balance between safety and living for older adults during the pandemic

June 29, 2020
Washington Post
Covid-19 sickens seniors differently. Here’s why.
Jack Rowe on Covid-19 and the aging immune system.

June 16, 2020
Washington Post
Nursing homes say they ‘treat in place.’ Then came covid-19.
Faculty member John W. Rowe, MD, cited on what it takes to treat in place in nursing home settings.

May 5, 2020
Science Daily
Epidemiologists develop new tool for measuring the pace of aging across the life course
ScienceDaily spotlights study led by faculty member Daniel W. Belsky, PhD on a novel blood-DNA-methylation test to measure rate of biological aging that will impact future medical research.

May 9, 2020
News Medical Life Sciences
Exposure to racial residential segregation associated with worse cognitive performance in mid-life
Faculty member Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri on the effects of residential segregation in early adulthood on brain health.

May 6, 2020
Washington Post
Ways to help older neighbors and relatives in isolation (and how they can help you)
In a time when older adults may experience compounded effects of isolation, Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, emphasizes the altruistic purpose to protect one another.

May 5, 2020
Science Daily
Epidemiologists develop new tool for measuring the pace of aging across the life course
Daniel Belsky on a new blood test that acts as a speedometer to measure the rate of aging.

April 15, 2020
Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Addressing Ageism in the Time of COVID-19
MPH students Yasmin Amini and Nicole Levy point to ageist tropes in coverage during Covid-19 crisis.

March 11, 2020
New York Times
One Group of Older Americans Is Ignoring Coronavirus Advice: Members of Congress
Faculty member Jack Rowe, MD comments on Congress to heed the coronavirus health threat, both to protect themselves and send the right message to Americans.

February 24, 2020
Washington Post
Are people in their 70s healthy enough to run the country? Yes.
Faculty member Jack Rowe on the advantages of advancing age in a candidate and why age should not be a disqualifying criterion for suitability to the presidency.

January 21, 2020
What the 2020s have in store for aging boomers
Center director Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH and faculty member Jack Rowe, MD are cited on investing in social infrastructure and addressing economic risks of retirement for healthy aging.

October 10, 2019
Unpredictable income may be bad for brain health
Faculty member Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri on the risk factor of income volatility for brain health.

August 27, 2019
Next Avenue
Why Frailty Isn’t Inevitable and How to Prevent It
Linda P. Fried's take on the progress we've made on frailty prevention.

August 5, 2019
Chautauqua Institution Summer Series
How to harness old age for the good of all
Linda P. Fried's Chautauqua Institution keynote address argues that the demographic trend is an unprecedented opportunity to harness the human capital of older adults to address pressing societal challenges.

May 29, 2019
Daily strides may mean longer life for older women
Faculty Research Fellow Keith Diaz, PhD, comments on a new study that shows even getting fewer steps in have significant benefits and reduces risk of death.

January 29, 2019
The New Retirement: Purpose and a Paycheck
Deploying Linda Fried's idea of the Third Demographic Dividend in the service of the workplace. Excerpt from a new book by Chris Farrell.

December 12, 2018
Science Daily
Hearing loss is a risk factor for premature death
A new study by Vegard Skirbekk links hearing loss with an increased risk for mortality before the age of 75 due to cardiovascular disease.

November 29, 2018
The Hill
US aging trends are more alarming than we thought
Jack Rowe's commentary on factors contributing to an amplification of aging trends.

October 19, 2018
Washington Post
As U.S. fertility rates collapse, finger-pointing and blame follow
Faculty member Jack Rowe cited on the policy implications of the collapsing fertility rate in the U.S., especially in urban centers.

September 17, 2018
Why Women Prefer A Man With A Strong Grip
Faculty member Vegard Skirbekk’s work cited on relationship of men’s marriageability and grip strength.

August 1, 2018
Psychology Today
Are Gender Differences in Episodic Memory Universal?
Work on age-related gender differences in episodic memory by two faculty members, Vegard Skirbekk and Ursula Staudinger, is featured in this blog post.

August 1, 2018 
Market Watch
Not all older workers are counting the days to retirement — many want to work
This article discusses elderly people's desire to be a part of the workforce after "retirement age," and highlights Columbia Aging Center's Age Smart Employer Awards.

June 21, 2018
Companies need older workers: here is why
The Columbia Aging Center’s “Age Smart Employer Awards” program cited by Mark Miller as an innovative way to bring attention to the fact that older workers’ skill and experience has significant value to employers.

June 12, 2018
Pew Research Center
Education of Muslim women is limited by economic conditions, not religion
A new study by faculty member Vegard Skirbekk and others suggests that economics, not religion, is the key factor limiting the education of Muslim women.

June 8, 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
What's New in Aging: The future of older workers
Gary Rotstein, a 2018 Age Boom Academy Fellow, shares his insight on our three-day event at the Columbia Journalism School, where issues regarding technology and the aging workforce were discussed.

May 8, 2018
NBC Left Field
Millennials stepping up: How will we take care of our parents?
Faculty member Linda P. Fried, MD, on how all people should benefit from our extraordinary gains in longevity.

May 8, 2018
NBC Left Field
How Will Millennials Care For Their Aging Parents?
In this video, faculty member Linda P. Fried, MD, comments on our future with the benefits and challenges of our longer lives.

April 27, 2018
Daily Mail Online
Men with stronger handshakes are more likely to get married
Faculty member Vegard Skirbekk’s work cited on relationship of men’s marriageability and grip strength.

April 26, 2018
Get a grip: What your hand strength says about your marriage prospects and mortality
Faculty member Vegard Skirbekk, PhD, is cited in article about grip strenght and its correlation to health and marriage.

April 14, 2018
The Washington Post
Aging lessons: The things that let you thrive in old age are easier than you think
The Columbia Aging Center's digital narrative project -- Exceeding Expections -- featured in a piece by Debra Bruno in the Washington Post.

April 13, 2014
Expert Accountants Are in Hot Demand
Tax time coverage of our Age Smart Award Program by Carol Hymowitz citing the need for expert older accountants.

March 22, 2018
Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM
Age Boom alumnus Peter Gosselin published an extensive investigative report on age discriminatory practices at IBM.

March 3, 2018
The New York Times
Guidance for Aging in the ‘Right Place’
Columbia Aging Center co-director Linda Fried cited in Amy Zipkin’s piece on the topic of personal vision and aging in the right place.

March 2, 2018
The New York Times
Reaping the Benefits of an Aging Work Force
The Age Smart Employer Awards program is recognized by the New York Times in this article.

February 9, 2018
The New York Times
A Lifetime of Making Art, but New to Selling It Online
Journalist and Age Boom Academy fellow Amy Zipkin covers aging, art and entrepreneurship in this article.

January 26, 2018
Getting More From a Longer Life
Co-director Linda P. Fried explains how, as life expectancy continues to increase, the world has a chance at a Third World Demographic.

January 18, 2018
How Age-Smart Employers See The Value Of Older Workers
Winners of the 2017 Age Smart Employer Award are recognized for showing commitment to maintaining age-diverse workforces.

January 18, 2018
Queens Gazette
Three Queens Companies Finalists For Award For Outstanding Workplace Practices
Thirteen New York City businesses, including three Queens companies, honored by the Columbia Aging Center for valuing workers of all ages.

January 18, 2018
Next Avenue
How Age-Smart Employers See the Value of Older Workers
Winners of the 2017 Age Smart Employer Award are recognized for showing commitment to maintaining age-diverse workforces.

January 17, 2018
EV Grieve
Veselka honored for its workplace practices with employees over the age of 50
Veselka is one of 13 NYC businesses that the Columbia Aging Center recognized in the 2017 Age Smart Employer Awards.

January 8, 2018
Next Avenue
Why Louisville is Becoming America’s Aging Capital
Chris Farrell, an alumnus of Columbia Aging Center’s Age Boom Academy, writes about Louisville's quest to become a center of innovation for improving the quality of life for America’s growing elderly population.

December 29, 2017
The New York Times
Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person
Associate Director, Ruth Finkelstein, cited in article about happiness and its corellation to aging.

December 21, 2017
Column: With U.S. life expectancy gains down, tax bill will make things worse
Associate Director, Ruth Finkelstein, cited in article about the new tax bill's effects on public health.

December 21, 2017
With U.S. life expectancy gains down, tax bill will make things worse
Associate Director, Ruth Finkelstein, cited in article about the new tax bill's effects on public health.

November 14, 2017 
EBW Radio
Wisdom Reloaded
At 29:41, hear Ursula Staudinger at the Center for Practical Wisdom Research Forum 2017.

November 5, 2017
The Independent
How doctors decide if older patients can cope with an operation
Faculty member, Dean Linda P. Fried, cited on prehabilitation to combat frailty.

October 31, 2017
Religious affiliation at the end of life is changing globally
Faculty member Vegard Skirbekk is cited.

October 17, 2017
What would you accomplish if you forgot you were over 50?
Faculty Member David Weiss is cited in this article for his research on the interaction between self-concept and age stereotypes. Article first appeared on

October 11, 2017
Next Avenue
How Would We Live If We Forgot We Were Over 50?
Faculty Member David Weiss is cited in this piece for his research on the interplay of self-concept and age stereotypes.

September 12, 2017
Medical Xpress
How does the age of our political leaders affect our opinions of older adults?
Faculty member David Weiss and colleague Deirdre Robertson’s work on how the age of political leaders can affect perception of older adults.

September 9, 2017
Daily News
Report card on aging nations gives U.S. mixed grades
Faculty member Jack Rowe cited on the Hartford Index’s examination of productivity and engagement, well-being, equity, cohesion and security in 30 countries.

September 5, 2017
Fox 5
How human cognition changes as we age
Director Ursula Staudinger discusses cognitive aging on Fox 5.

August 11, 2017
The New York Times
She Just Won 3 Gold Medals for Her Swimming. She’s Only 73.
Ursula Staudinger is cited by Kerry Hannon on the connection between physical and cognitive health in older age.

July 5, 2017
Deseret News
How to retire without losing your mind
Director Ursula Staudinger cited in Lois Collins's opinion piece about how to time retirement and stave off cognitive loss that can come when we are no longer challenged by our work.

June 26, 2017
Deseret News
Delaying retirement? It's good for the mind (and probably the economy)
Associate Director Ruth Finkelstein cited in Lois Collins's piece about what environment and conditions are needed to keep older workers working, a focus of Age Boom Academy 2017.

June 22, 2017
USA Today
No one wants to be old: How to put the "non-age" in nonagenarian
In this piece by Kaiser Health News reporter Sharon Jayson, Faculty member David Weiss explains why none of us wants to think we're old.

June 15, 2017
Next Avenue
Top Tips to Switch Careers from the book 'The New Rules of Work'
Columbia Aging Center’s Age Boom Academy cited in Kerry Hannon’s how-to piece about career development after 50 and the future of work for older workers.

June 13, 2017
Next Avenue
What Could Help Americans Work More Years
Columbia Aging Center’s Age Boom Academy is featured in Richard Eisenberg’s piece about how to help workers who want to work longer.

June 12, 2017
Next Avenue
Fix, Don’t Scrap, This Job-Training Program for Older Adults
Columbia Aging Center’s Age Boom Academy cited in Chris Farrell’s piece on how and why to fix Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

June 6, 2017
News India Times
Columbia University Faculty Awarded Innovation Grants
Ruth Finkelstein and Kavita Sivaramakrishnan cited for their project about generativity in deprived urban contexts for older adults in Mumbai, Nairobi, and New York.

May 13, 2017
New Zealand Herald
Not the Retiring Type: Choosing to Work in Old Age
Ursula Staudinger on appreciating the benefits of working, cited in the New Zealand Herald.

May 9, 2017
NPR Goats and Soda Blog
The Global Gap In Health Care Dollars For Young And Old Is Huge
Faculty member Vegard Skirbekk's work shows that when it comes to global health care dollars, older adults are left out in the cold.

April 26, 2017
How to deal with Methuselah?
Center director Ursula M. Staudinger cited in this piece from the German press about the cohort effect in aging and that people over 80 are healthier from generation to generation.

April 21, 2017
Reclaiming the word ‘old’: How fashion is fighting ageism
As a way to combat age stereotypes and ageism, Faculty member, David Weiss, carries out research to better understand our own negative feelings about growing old which in turn drive ageism. Professor Weiss is cited in this Digiday piece.

April 6, 2017
Herald Tribune
Encore Careers Can Provide Reciprocal Benefits
Center director Ursula M. Staudinger comments of older adults' desire to return to work once retired and to find new paths.

March 3, 2017
The New York Times
Working Longer May Benefit Your Health
Faculty member, Dean Linda Fried, cites the role of volunteering and paid work in the production of better physical and mental health in Chris Farrell's NYT piece.

February 6, 2017
Next Avenue
This Is What Growing Old Really Looks Like
Dorian Block weighs in on her project "Exceeding Expectations" in this week's Next Avenue featuring 12 pictures that will make you think differently about getting older.

January 9, 2017
Do White And Black Older Adults Perceive Social Status Differently?
The work of Mailman School of Public Health MPH student, Taylar Peoples, is featured by Leoneda Inge, Age Boom Academy alumna. Peoples's research with mentor David Weiss, demonstrates the racial differences in perceived loss of status.

January 8, 2017
How to Stay Forever Young, Really
Faculty member, Dean Linda Fried, weighs in on the importance of meaningful engagement for successful aging in Kerry Hannon's Forbes piece.

December 14, 2016
The Participant Magazine
Longer Lives, New Opportunities
Ursula Staudinger joins Oliva Mitchell and Jay Olshansky to discuss the latest science on human longevity and the implications for employers.

December 9, 2016
Inserm YouTube Channel
Linda P. Fried, Prix International Inserm 2016
Faculty member Linda P. Fried, MD, featured in a video about aging research on the occasion of the 2016 Inserm Prize.

December 1, 2016
Project M
When Sgt. Pepper Taught the Band to Age + Q&A with Ursula Staudinger
Ursula Staudinger cited in this Project M publication where she is also cited in this article about the waning "Dorian Gray" fixation in our society.

October 24, 2016
DNA Info
Park Slope Shops Go Age-Friendly
A neighborhood highlights local businesses that welcome older shoppers with open arms — or maybe just a place to sit down.

October 24, 2016
Park Slope Patch
Age-friendly Park Slope Puts Businesses on the Map
A new initiative to reward and promote businesses that make themselves accessible to neighborhood seniors, featuring comments from Ruth Finkelstein, Associate Director.

October 23, 2016
AJMC Managed Markets Network
Preparing for What's Needed for an Aging Population
Jack Rowe and Linda Fried weigh in on vital directions to pursue to ensure health and well-being of older person.

October 2016
New York Lifestyles Magazine
My New York Story
Ursula Staudinger on living in NYC, an age-friendly city.

September 26, 2016
Medical Xpress
Strengthening eldercare workforce must be a priority for the next president
In a new JAMA paper, faculty members Drs. John W. Rowe and Linda P. Fried highlight four vital directions central to the health and wellbeing of older persons.

September 14, 2016
Beauty and Well Being
Aging: Facts and Fictions how to make the many years to come the best yet
Interview with Center Director Ursula Staudinger about making extended years healthy, productive, active, and strong.

August 31, 2016
1 in 6 younger Americans wants to die before age 80
Research by Faculty Member Vegard Skirbekk shows that fear of growing old surpasses fear of death.

August 25, 2016
Daily Mail
How long do you want to live for?
Faculty member Vegard Skirbekk, PhD, discusses his findings that one in six people would rather die young than be alive in their 80s.

July 21, 2016
Next Avenue
How Older Voters Will Vote in the 2016 Election
Chris Farrell digs into the question of how aging will affect voter behavior in Election 2016.

July 20, 2016
The New York Times
Washington: The Ideal Place to Grow Older
Age Boom Alumna Kerry Hannon describes age-friendly communities of Washington, DC, citing Associate Director Ruth Finkelstein.

July 8, 2016
Employers Are Rethinking Older Worker Stereotypes
Chris Farrell discusses older workers and our Age Boom Academy and Age Smart Employer Awards.

May/June 2016
The Journal on Active Aging
Dr. Linda Fried Illuminates Aging Research
Marilynn Larkin interviews Linda P. Fried, Columbia Aging Center Faculty Member.

June 20, 2016
Next Avenue
A Sneak Peak into the Future of Work and Retirement
Age Boom Alumnus, Richard Eisenberg, covers the 2016 Age Boom Academy and the future of work and retirement.

June 18, 2016
The Guardian
How physical exercise makes your brain work better
Research by Claudia Niemann, Ursula Staudinger et al. on exercise-induced changes in basal ganlia volume and cognition in older adults is cited in this Guardian piece.

June 12, 2016
My Senior Planet
"Old" President Matter? Yes Indeed
Bonnie D. Kupperman speaks to Dr. Staudinger about ageism and the current US election.

May 12, 2016
The Wisdom of the Aging Brain
Nautilus talks to Dr. Ursula Staudinger about personal and general wisdom and the "mechanics of the mind."

April 14, 2016
Fast Company
Forget Millennials -- Why You Should Hire Someone Over 55
Fast Company talks to Dr. Ruth Finkelstein about the benefits of hiring older workers and the challenges they face.

April 1, 2016
The Wall Street Journal
Getting Around the City With the Elderly
The Wall Street Journal talks to Associate Director Dr. Ruth Finkelstein about senior mobility concerns in New York City.

March 23, 2016
Fox 5 WNYW New York City
Brooks Brothers Queens Factory Values Experience
Fox 5, one of New York City's local news channels, covers Age Smart Employer 2015 Award Winner Brooks Brothers Queens and their age-smart business practices.

March 17, 2016
CUNY TV Eldridge & Co.
Eldridge & Co. - Dr. Ruth Finkelstein
Dr. Ruth Finkelstein speaks with Ronnie M. Eldridge, former New York City Council member, about aging.

March 9, 2016
Bloomberg Business
Why Brooks Brothers Is Investing in Veteran Tailors
Bloomberg Business speaks to Ruth Finkelstein about Age Smart Employer winner, Brooks Brothers, and the value of their skilled senior workers.

March 4, 2016
The Wall Street Journal
Age-Old Issue Gets Diminished in Election 2016
Dr. Ursula Staudinger speaks about the ages of the main presidential candidates and the evidence of the difference between biological and chronological age.

March 1, 2016
Access Health International
Redefining Aging for the Twenty First Century
Access Health International interviews Dr. Ruth Finkelstein about the need for more retirement options, Age Smart Employer, Exceeding Expectations and ILC-USA.

February 23, 2016
Columbia University Medical Center Newsroom
New Columbia Aging Center Series: “Biologies” of Aging?
CUMC Newsroom covers the Aging Center's new seminar series, "BIOLOGIES" OF AGING?, which is devoted to basic and translational research on aging.

February 18, 2016
Dean's Seminar on Chronic Disease
Are There Imminent Limits to Life Length? How Should Population Aging be Measured?
Dr. Joel E. Cohen presents a demographic and societal perspective on aging.

February 16, 2016
Woman's World
Exceeding Expectations: Cyrille's Incredible Story
Woman's World covers Cyrille's story, one of the 80+ NYC seniors featured in the Aging Center's Exceeding Expectations storytelling project.

February 11, 2016
What Will The Retirement Age Be in 2050?
Fortune talks to Dr. Ruth Finkelstein about the need for flexible work schedules and the idea that the retirement age is not one size fits all.

February 3, 2016
DNA Info
El Barrio's 'Rooster' Man Still Going Strong at 85
DNAinfo published a brief photo story of Luis, "el gallo" (the rooster) of El Barrio, one of the 20 seniors featured in the Exceeding Expectations storytelling project.

January 27, 2016
The Irish Times
Trinity Researchers Confirm You Are Only as Old as You Feel
The Irish Times covers Dr. Deirdre Robertson's work on negative attitudes towards aging and its effects on physical and mental health in later life.

January 2016
Spreading Nuyorican Pride from His Tricked Out Tricycle Ride
Narratively covers Luis' story, one of the 20 seniors featured in the Aging Center's digital storytelling project, Exceeding Expectations.

January 26, 2016
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Health Goes Downhill When Older Adults Stop Driving
The Mailman School of Public Health's newsroom covers affiliated faculty Drs. Thelma Mielenz and Guohua Li's study on the health and well-being of older adults after they stop driving.

January 21, 2016
PR Newswire
Communicating the Value of Complex Medical Research
Dean Linda P. Fried spoke to postgraduate medical research students about how to explain the benefits of their work to multiple audiences.

January 8, 2016
The Huffington Post
The Surprising Health Tip That Doctors And Bosses Should Recommend
Jack Rowe writes about the positive health benefits of volunteering.

January 4, 2016
Age Smart Employer
2015 Age Smart Employer Awards Ceremony
The 2015 Age Smart Employer Awards Ceremony is covered in this highlight reel.

December 16, 2015
The Huffington Post
Ageless in NYC
Huffington Post covers the Age Smart Employer Awards and how successful businesses are flexible and engage older workers.

December 11, 2015
Amy’s Bread Honored As Sweet Workplace for Older Employees
New York 1 talks to the founder of Amy's Bread about the benefits of an older workforce and the Age Smart Employer Awards.

December 10, 2015
The Fiscal Times
Can Older Workers Get the Job Done? We’re Proving It Every Day
The Fiscal Times talks about the 2015 Age Smart Employer Awards and how successful businesses need to be open and flexible for all employees, including older workers.

December 10, 2015
Next Avenue, Forbes
What Age Smart Employers Are Doing Right
Next Avenue and Forbes cover the 2015 Age Smart Employer Awards and discuss factors that make workplaces age-smart.

December 9, 2015
The Wall Street Journal
Companies Tap Fountains of Age
The Wall Street Journal covers the winners of the 2015 Age Smart Employer Award.

December 9, 2015
Age Smart Employer
The Value of Age at Work: 2015 Age Smart Employer Award Winners
The winners of the 2015 Age Smart Employer Awards are recognized and featured in this brief video highlighting the value of older workers.

November 16, 2015
Deans Seminar on Chronic Disease
Accelerated Aging in Marginalized Groups; Plasticity and Resilience
Dr. Arlene Geronimus, from the University of Michigan, and Dr. Ursula Staudinger, Director of the Aging Center, present at Mailman's Deans Seminar on Chronic Disease.

November 5, 2015
The Huffington Post
Making Cities Better for Successful Aging
Dean Linda Fried talks about urban aging and what makes a city age-friendly.

October 29, 2015
The Washington Post
This is Your Brain on Retirement
The Washington Post spoke with Drs. Staudinger and Calvo about how the timing of retirement and the complexity of work have effects on health.

October 24, 2015
National Academy of Medicine
Aging, Cognition, and Frailty
Dean Linda Fried speaks at the Special Session on Innovation in Aging & Longevity at the 2015 National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting.

October 19, 2015
National Academy of Medicine
Our Aging Society: Influences, Interventions, and Impacts
Dr. Jack Rowe speaks at the Symposium on Aging at the 2015 National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting.

October 15, 2015
Exceeding Expectations
Exceeding Expectations
Exceeding Expectations, supported by the Aging Center and NY Community Trust, is a storytelling project focused on 20 New Yorkers.

October 19, 2015
The Wall Street Journal
To Age Well, Change How You Feel About Aging
The Wall Street Journal talks to Dr. David Weiss about his research on negative aging stereotypes and how one's views and feelings on getting old matters.

August 16, 2015
The Malaysia Star
Support for Elderly Needed
The Malaysia Star talks about Age Boom Academy 2016 and discusses age-friendly communities with Drs. Staudinger and Finkelstein.

August 20, 2015
Swazi Observer
Preparing for a Health Across Longer Lives: Creating a Win for All Ages
At a joint seminar with Swaziland's Ministry of Health, Dean Fried spoke of the value of older adults and the importance of social protection programs and early prevention efforts.

August 15, 2015
Vancouver Sun
What Makes a City a Good Place to Grow Old?
Age Boom Academy fellow, Erin Ellis, discusses the qualities of an Age-Friendly City like New York City.

August 12, 2015
Next Avenue
Why Are There So Few Age-Friendly Cities?
Age Boom Academy participant, Richard Eisenberg, discusses the lack of age-friendly communities and opportunities for change.

August 4, 2015
Huffington Post
Tackling Dementia as a Public Health Challenge
Dean Linda Fried discusses the epidemiology of dementia and the need for research to understand its causes, influences and treatments.

July 27, 2015
Huffington Post
Increasing Medicare's Impact as it Turns 50
Dean Linda Fried discusses the evolution and future of Medicare which she argues should cover adults over 50 and involve increased coordination and prevention.

July 10, 2015
The New York Times
Making Decisions on Elder Housing May Take a Team Effort
Age Boom Academy fellow, John F. Wasik, discusses housing for older adults with Dr. Ruth Finkelstein.

June 25, 2015
Next Avenue
Aging Populations Are Good for the Old and the Young
Age Boom Academy participant, Chris Farrell, highlights the Academy's discussion about generational interdependence and the "dependency ratio."

June 20, 2015
National Public Radio
The Challenges Posed By An Aging Global Population
National Public Radio's Ina Jaffee discusses the Aging center's two-day Age boom seminar and the challenges of an aging population.

June 18, 2015
The Future Of Work And Our Social Compact
Forbes spoke to Ruth Finkelstein about lifelong learning and the need to change the current education paradigm.

June 18, 2015
Medicare coverage could be even more useful at age 50
Dean Linda Fried discusses the need to change to a prevention-oriented vision for Medicare so medical interventions can be done earlier and people can stay healthy longer.

June 18, 2015
Retirement Revisited
Betting on Prevention as Medicare Turns 50
Mark Miller covers Age Boom Academy's key theme of healthy aging and Dean Fried's assertion that one of Medicare's main benefits should be preventative care.

June 18, 2015
Initiatives Look at What Makes a City ‘Age-Friendly’
Liz Seegert talks with Dr. Ruth Finkelstein about the qualities of age-friendly cities and discusses the 2015 Age Boom Academy program.

June 15, 2015
Next Avenue
Global Aging: 4 Myths Debunked
Next Avenue discusses 4 myths about aging that were debunked at Age Boom Academy's recent 3 day program.

June 6, 2015
Amplify Festival
Reframing Paradigms
Dr. Ruth Finkelstein speaks at Amplify Festival in Australia about age-smart companies, cities, and governments.

May 28, 2015
Columbia Global Centers
Columbia Global Centers Interview with Dr. Esteban Calvo
The Columbia Global Centers interviewed Dr. Esteban Calvo about his research on retirement policies and their effects on health.

May 19, 2015
Elsevier Connect
Brain and Behavior are Modifiable, Even as We Get Older
Elsevier Connect covers a panel featuring Dr. Staudinger and focusing on the plasticity of the brain and behavior.

May 8, 2015
Wisdom Research Forum at the University of Chicago
Improving Wisdom
Dr. Ursula Staudinger speaks about how to improve research on wisdom, promote individual wisdom, and use research to make a difference on a large-scale.

April 17, 2015
CCTV America
World Bank Panel on Worldwide Aging Policies Featuring Dr. Staudinger
The International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank held a panel discussion on April 16, entitled Gray Areas: Aging Public Policy Choices in Europe & Asia Pacific.

April 22, 2015
Rethinking the Role of Older Workers in Small Business
Dr. Fried Discusses the Role of Older Workers in Small Business
Dr. Linda Fried writes about the Age Smart Industry Guides and how to optimize the skills of older workers to benefit businesses more broadly.

April 3, 2015
The Queens Chronicle
New Guides Put the Focus on the Older Worker
The Queens Chronicle features the Age Smart Industry Guides and discusses the importance of seniors in the active work force.

April 2, 2015
The New York Times
Muslims Projected to Outnumber Christians by 2100
The New York Times covers the Pew Research Center's report, described by Dr. Voas as “...the most authoritative the global level of the future of the religious population.”

April 2, 2015
USA Today
Islam Projected to be World's Largest Religion by 2070
USA Today discusses the Pew Research Center's report that covers future population growth and the changing religious landscape.

April 1, 2015
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Maximizing Our Aging Potential
Drs. Ursula Staudinger and Ruth Finkelstein speak about actively engaging people as we age and creating opportunities to do new tasks in the work force.

April 2015
Aging is the Epitome of Life
Dr. Staudinger discusses the social and biological implications for an aging population as well as the role of wisdom.

March, 25, 2015
How Older Workers Are Helping Small NYC Businesses Thrive
DNAinfo discusses businesses and the benefits of older workers featured in The Age Smart Industry Guides.

March 23, 2015
American Dry Cleaner
New Small-Business Guide Features Brooklyn Dry Cleaner
American Dry Cleaner promotes the Age Smart Industry Guides and their promotion of age-friendly workplaces like Brooklyn's Bridge Cleaners & Tailors.

March 18, 2015 
The Huffington Post
Maximizing the Potential of Older Workers
Dean Linda Fried discusses the benefits of employing an older workforce in this Huffington Post editorial.

March 18, 2015
Crain's New York Business
How to Hire - and Keep - Older Workers
Dr. Ruth Finkelstein discusses the role businesses can play in employing an older demographic that's eager to work.

March 12, 2015
"It Takes a City" Senior Planet Talk by Ruth Finkelstein
Dr. Ruth Finkelstein's engaging talk at the Senior Planet Exploration Center in NYC discusses how NYC and other metro areas adapting to make cities more age-friendly?

March 3, 2015
What Makes a City Age-Friendly?
Dr. Ruth Finkelstein discusses the qualities and challenges of age-friendly cities.

February 18, 2015
We're Older But Are We Really Wiser?
Dr. Ursula Staudinger describes the line between general wisdom and personal wisdom.

January 28, 2015
German Center for Research and Innovation
Cognitive Plasticity in Adulthood
Dr. Ursula Staudinger's presentation focuses on cognitive plasticity in adulthood and the impact of biology, genetics and context.

January 14, 2015
Universidad Diego Portales
Demographic Change and Growth
Dr. Ursula Staudinger delivers a talk about the economic impacts of population aging.

January 13, 2015
Politico Magazine
Seniors Take Manhattan
Dr. Ruth Finkelstein discusses collaborative efforts to create a more age-friendly New York City by expanding upon available services and redesigning the built environment.

January 8, 2015
Columbia News
Dr. Finkelstein on How Productivity is the Way to Age
Columbia News interviewed Dr. Finkelstein on how to boost productivity and the quality of life of older individuals.

January 8, 2015 
Columbia News
Dr. Staudinger on the Impact of Exercise and Stress on Aging Brains
Columbia News interviewed Dr. Staudinger on the impact of exercise and stress on aging brains.

January 8, 2015
Columbia News
Dr. Jack Rowe on How Longer Life Spans Pose Challenges to Society
Columbia News interviewed Dr. Jack Rowe on the challenges of a longer life span and its effects on urban planning, infrastructure, medicine and retirement.

December 9, 2014
Nobel Week Dialogue
Demographic Change and Growth: A Paradox?
Dr. Ursula Staudinger delivers a plenary speech at the Nobel Week Dialogue.

November 3, 2014 
The New York Times
The Value of Older Workers
Dr. Ruth Finkelstein's letter to the Editor of the New York Times praises business owners who understand the value of older workers.

October 16, 2014
The Millennial Retirement Plan
Time features Dr. Staudinger and discusses flexible workplaces to keep older adults, if they desire, working longer.

October 14, 2014
The Straits Times
Older Need Not Mean Less Productive
Dr. Ursula Staudinger tells The Straits Times of Singapore that old age and productivity are compatible if mindsets change and motivate older people to continue working.

August 14, 2014
The Economist
Managing an Ageing Workforce: Interview with Ruth Finkelstein
Dr. Ruth Finkelstein discusses the need for ongoing education at work and that research shows that older workers stay in companies longer.

July 11, 2014
The Huffington Post
6 Signs You're Not In Touch With Your Personal Wisdom (And How To Fix It)
Dr. Ursula Staudinger comments on achieving personal wisdom in this Huffington Post article.

July 14, 2014
Project M
Quality over quantity
Dr. Ursula Staudinger discusses the question of how to make shrinking populations more productive.

June 10, 2014
Herald Tribune
Will You Change the World With the Way You Age?
Barbara Peters Smith discusses the 2014 Age Boom Academy and Dr. Staudinger's talk about "felt age" and its effect on one's health.

June 19, 2014
The Huffington Post
No Need for Generations to be Pitted Against Each Other
Dr. Linda Fried writes about the benefits and importance of addressing needs of older generation.

June 18, 2014
Mailman School of Public Health
Fresh Angles on an Older Issue
Mailman highlights the 2014 Age Boom Academy key discussion points which challenged stereotypes and misconceptions about aging and plotted a course for future change.

June 14, 2014
The News & Observer
Longer Life Can Be Healthy, but Challenges Loom
Thomas Goldsmith speaks with Dr. Staudinger about physical exercise's positive effects on aging.

June 9, 2014
The Atlantic
Making Aging Positive
Dr. Linda Fried writes about making aging positive.

June 10, 2014
8 European Academies' Statement
Mastering Demographic Change in Europe
Eight European Academies of Sciences publish a joint statement on demographic change in Europe. Statement features Dr. Staudinger.

May 5, 2014
The Huffington Post
Wisdom Isn't What You Think It Is, And It Doesn't Always Come With Age
Dr. Staudinger shares 10 elemental thoughts on what wisdom is, what it isn’t and why it’s so hard to attain.

March 12, 2014
The New York Times
The Science of Older and Wiser
Dr. Ursula Staudinger talks about the concept of wisdom and her model of personal wisdom.

February 10, 2014
German Center for Research and Innovation
Is Aging Reversible? Can we reset the clock?
Dr. Ursula Staudinger discusses the plasticity of aging in a discussion event at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York.

February 5, 2014
The Brian Lehrer Show
Aging and Long-Term Unemployment
Dr. Ruth Finkelstein of the New York Academy of Medicine joins discussion on aging, long-term unemployment and the Age-Smart Awards Program.

December 2013
BASF Magazine’s Creating Chemistry
Making a Career Through Lifelong Learning
Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger discusses life-long learning as a corporate necessity.

September 4, 2013
PBS News Hour
Age Friendly New York City Helps Seniors Stay Active in the Big Apple
Dr. Linda Fried on initiatives to assist older citizens to stay healthy, active and connected to the community.

September 13, 2013
The Herald Tribune
Deep Into the Heart of the Meaning of Longevity
Dr. Ursula Staudinger's thoughts on wisdom and the working life of elders are shared in this piece.

September 2013
Die 40 führenden Köpfe
Die 40 führenden Köpfe
Dr. Ursula Staudinger is featured in an article covering thought leaders and role models in HR. (Article in German)

July 30, 2013
USA Today
5 Must-do's as Age Wave Bears Down on the USA
Dr. John Rowe comments on how institutions in the United States need to be better designed to support an aging society.

July 16, 2013
Oprah Magazine
Aging Well -- 22 Tips to Help You Age Brilliantly
Column features Dr. Linda Fried.

June 21, 2013
New York Times
Learning To Spot Frailty
Dr. Linda Fried discusses frailty in older adults.

June 5, 2013
The Huffington Post
Forever Young: A Path to Successful Aging
Dr. John Rowe authors piece on Bob Dylan's Forever Young.

June, 2013
Zeit Campus
Weisheit hat nichts mit dem Alter zu tun
Dr. Ursula Staudinger discusses the dispute that conventional wisdom comes with age. (Article in German) 

May 5, 2013
Experts Express Need for Senior Health Care Specialists
Dr. John Rowe discusses the need to train more people to be able to take care of the elderly.

April 11, 2013
Manager Magazine
Die Rückkehr der Rentner
“Die Zahl der gesunden Lebensjahre wächst – ein 60-Jähriger heute ist biologisch wie ein 50-Jähriger vor 20 Jahren”, sagt Ursula Staudinger im ManagerMagazin

January 29, 2013
New Republic
Why Do Grandmothers Exist?
Dr. Linda Fried discusses the often pivotal role that grandmothers play in communities.

January 29, 2013
New York Magazine
What Are Post-Menopausal Women Good For?
Dr. Linda Fried comments "older adults constitute the only increasing natural resource in the entire world."

December 10, 2012
Washington Post
Frailty Is a Medical Condition, Not An Inevitable Result of Aging
Dr. Linda Fried discusses frailty and healthy aging.

July 25, 2012
MetroFocus | Web Extra
Dr. Ruth Finkelstein on The Challenges to Building an Age-friendly NYC
Dr. Ruth Finkelstein, then Senior Vice President of Policy and Planning for Age-Friendly NYC, describes the mobility challenges seniors face every day and what the city can do to improve.

June 26, 2012
The New York Times
Unafraid of Aging
Interview with Dr. Linda Fried on preventing frailty and the transition to an aging society.

June 25, 2012
The New York Times
A Firm Diagnosis of Frailty
Dr. John Rowe and Dean Linda Fried featured on the New York Times article regarding a firm diagnosis of frailty.

June 25, 2012
The New York Times
An Interview with Linda P. Fried
Dean Linda P. Fried speaks about preventing frailty and the transition to an aging society.

June 24, 2012
The Huffington Post
The Third Demographic Dividend and the Global Challenge of Longer Lives
Dr. Linda Fried writes about the third demographic dividend and the global challenge of longer lives.

December 17, 2010
PBS' Open Mind with Richard Heffner
Linda Fried and John Rowe discuss the aging population
Drs. John Rowe and Linda Fried discuss America's aging population on "The Open Mind"

November 30, 2010
Columbia University Lecture
University Lecture with Dean Linda P. Fried
Dean Linda Fried's talk focuses on the demographic revolution and the opportunities and challenges of an aging society. 

November 13, 2010
PBS' Open Mind with Richard Heffner
John Rowe and Lisa Berkman Discuss America's Aging Population
Dr. John Rowe and Harvard University's Lisa Berkman discuss implications of aging societies.

October 27, 2010
PBS' Open Mind
A Society with Many More Seniors than Youngsters
Dr. John Rowe and Linda P. Fried discuss our quickly and dramatically aging society.

June 9, 2009
The Huffington Post
Investing Over the Life course: A Winning Strategy
Dr. John Rowe and Harvard University's Dr. Lisa Berkman on effective investments across the life-course.

I Remember Better When I Paint
Baby Boomers and Creative Aging
Dr. Robert Butler was interviewed for the documentary, "I Remember Better When I Paint," about Alzheimer’s and the use of art therapy.