103 David Cravit and Larry Wolf. Default-Ager or Super-Ager. Which are You?

May 8, 2023 | Living Younger by Changing Aging, Podcast, Podcast Episode

THIS EPISODE OF GROWING OLDER LIVING YOUNGER focuses on super aging – how to help transform longer lifespan into longer healthspan via  7 A Pillars of longevity.
Today’s Featured Experts are David Cravit and Larry Wolf, co-authors of “ SuperAging: Getting Older Without Getting Old – A Boomers Guide to living well after 65.
We discuss the 7 A’s of the Pillars of Superaging, how default aging has been the – well- default, for past generations and continues to be for many today. And how social, cultural, political, and economic forces oppose living younger longer.
Episode Timeline
[0:11] Introduction to SuperAging
[4:04] How did the idea for the book come about?
[8:19] Defining default-aging and super-aging, and the forces underlying them
[14:11] The 7 A Pillars of Super Aging.
[20:10] Attitude and awareness: the two core pillars
[27:47] Pillars 3 to 7 of SuperAging (Accomplishment, Achievement, Autonomy, Attachment, Avoidance)
[30:50] Social, cultural, political, and economic drivers that oppose super aging.
[33:34] Insidious issues about superaging: ageism, economic fears
[38:50] An independent individual needs to take responsibility for their own lives.
[45:57] How to make sense of the tsunami of information and misinformation flooding our media platforms
50: 53 Larry and David’s  takeaways from today’s episode.

Speaker Bios:
David Cravit
earned his BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto. He is author of two previous books on the subject of aging. The New Old,” which described how the Baby Boomers are reinventing aging, and “Beyond Age Rage,” which examined the so-called “war of the generations” . David is an executive at ZoomerMedia, the only media company in Canada specializing in covering the “older” market. He is also a member of the Board of C.A.R.P., the Canadian Association of Retired Persons, the largest and most influential association advocating for the rights and interests of Canadians as they age.
Larry Wolf has a BA in Psychology from Cornell University, and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Larry is the founder of the Wolf Group, an international marketing communications agency with over 300 employees in seven cities throughout North America. Larry has served on a number of boards, including the National Advertising Review Board, the Huntsman program in international studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Eye Research Institute of Canada, and has chaired the Canadian Glaucoma Research Society. His special expertise is in identifying trends and understanding how to capitalize on them.

Learn more about the work of David Cravit and Larry Wolf here.
Link to the book SuperAging: Getting Older Without Getting Old, https://superaging.info/about-3/



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