Greenwich Commission on Aging Presents: “Living Long and Prospering: The Breakout Science of Aging and Its Reversal”

The Commission on Aging is presenting a talk by Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of SENS Research Foundation as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series.

The title of the talk is “Living Long and Prospering: The Breakout Science of Aging and Its Reversal”

The event is set for Monday, October 29, 2018, at 6:30 pm at the Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave.

Free Admission and Transportation is available.

Would you want an extra decade or two of healthy lifespan? Live to a healthy 120? Imagine what that would change in our lives. Why retire at 65? Why get married at a certain age or live a full century with one partner?

Aubrey de Grey argues that some people alive today will live in a robust and youthful fashion for 1,000 years.

It’s not about immortality. It’s about extending healthy living.

If you get hit by a truck, you’ll still die. But in the future, you may not die of old age. According to de Grey, old age is a disease, one that we should treat like any other disease. In old age, damage to our body accumulates in several ways, with enormous consequences.

Beyond curing age-related diseases, there is a new class of interventions to address the mechanisms of aging itself: maintenance. Like regular dental cleanings on a cellular level, these treatments promise to effectively pause and even undo the natural damage we experience as side effects of being alive — and it’s happening much sooner than most people realize. There have been huge advances in implementing Aubrey De Grey’s theory of damage repair.

Thanks to Aubrey de Grey and the SENS Research Foundation’s work at Yale, Oxford, and around the world, basic research has exploded in the last ten years and has already led to spinoff companies.

This has put future research addressing all the mechanisms of aging on a predictable timeline.

We can bridge the gap to this future with existing lifestyle interventions now. For investors and philanthropists, it is essential to understand this next leap forward in human history will define the next 20-30 years.

• What are the investment opportunities in this space?
• How can we ensure these therapies benefit everyone, rather than exacerbating the inequalities of the present?
• How can we accelerate basic research to benefit more people sooner?
• How can we keep ourselves alive long enough to benefit from these therapies?

Asked whether he has a bucket list, de Grey said, “Since I don’t intend to die, I don’t need to prioritize.”

Dr. de Grey is the biomedical gerontologist who researched the idea and founded SENS Research Foundation. He received his BA in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and 2000, respectively. Dr. de Grey is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, is a Fellow of both the Gerentolgy Society of American and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations.

For more information about this event, please contact:

The Greenwich Commission on Aging, 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830, Lori Contadino, MS, Director. Tel. 203-862-6710