The Atlantic's New Old Age forum convened top experts on aging, ageism, and media for a frank discussion of age discrimination and why it matters now more than ever.
Since the turn of the 20th century, average life expectancy has been rising steadily. In the United States, we can now expect to live an average of three decades longer than our great-grandparents. As we collectively age, our societal understandings of the rhythms of an average lifespan have been slow to adapt. With nearly 10,000 baby boomers moving into retirement every day, The Atlantic examined the shape of the new old age and its impact on society.