weekly blog--one for the ages
The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge offers cash prizes and free entrepreneur mentorship in a competition open to all university students around the world. This year’s challenge focuses on products and services that improve the quality of life for individuals aging in their homes.
IBM’s Outthink Aging Innovation Olympics (in collaboration with Cambridge, Massachusetts-based IXL Center for Innovation and Excellence) is an 8-week program that began in February 2016 for university and business school students. Teams consisting of mid-career graduate students from Babson, Hult, Columbia, Stanford and the University of Texas, were challenged to develop integrated, technology-based solutions that address the larger and more complex issues that significantly improve the lives of the aging population.
The National Senior Games or "Senior Olympics" is a multi-sport competition in the United States specifically devoted to adults aged 50 and over. Events are divided into age groups with five years intervals. Competitions are held yearly in all American states. Every two years, a nationwide event takes place. The next National Senior Olympics is scheduled for June 2-15 in Birmingham, Alabama. A few photos from the last Senior Games.
In the competition for the best diet, here’s a Tedx Talk about the surprising winner.