Purpose in life can enhance health and well-being and becomes increasingly important as we age. This impulse we all share contributes to the greater good and brings hope for a better future. Purposeful older adults, in particular, represent a powerful resource, offering transformative social and economic benefits as teachers, mentors, volunteers, and workers. The promise is powerful, but many have yet to realize the opportunity.
- What are the benefits of purposeful lives for ourselves and those around us?
- What are the pathways to a more purposeful life?
- What are the impediments to realizing purpose as we age--and how can they be overcome?
Founder and CEO, Encore.org
CEO, Sherry Lansing Foundation; Founding Partner, Saint Partners
Founding Director, Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute; David and Susan Heckerman Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology and Former Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine; Former Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine
Vice Chair and Co-Owner, The Wonderful Co.