Every day, 10,000 people turn 65 in the United States, according to S. Jay Olshansky. Olshansky is a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Olshansky said that eventually the elderly will enjoy a "longevity dividend" — health and economic benefits that will accrue as science learns how to slow the process of aging.
"The new sex symbols will be post-menopausal women," Olshanskey joked with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan. Olshansky appeared as part of WGBH's series, You're Not Alone.
Watch a great video Olshansky did on the medical advances that let us live longer.
Also on BPR:
- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick stopped by Studio 3 for his monthly chat with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
- Alex Beam was the guest for Open Mic. He talked about the assassination of JFK, as well as Massachusetts' quest for casinos in .... Martha's Vineyard?
- Innovation Hub's Kara Miller talked to Jim and Margery about suburbanites returning to the urban core.