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The Issue:

Imagine living to the age of 100: what does the world look like? Scientific advancements in medicine and aging research are quickly making that dream a reality:

In the United States, 50% of kids who are 10 years old today are expected to live to be over 104!

This shift in life expectancy could have dramatic impacts on our society, including changes to the way we eat, work, and interact with one another.


The Game Design Prompt:

How would you prepare to live to be 100 years old? What knowledge, skills, habits and relationships would be important to you? Create a game that reflects how you would prepare for a long, healthy and prosperous life.


In the United States, 50% of kids who are 10 years old today are expected to live to be over 104!

Race and gender create significant disparities in US life expectancy.

Vacations and other moments of relaxation can impact our health, and even our genetic makeup.

A positive attitude toward aging contributes to better future health and a lower risk of cognitive decline.

Stress impairs decision-making skills and is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.


Disrupt Aging Workbook

A significant portion of the global population is going to live longer than expected. Maybe to 100 and beyond (including, perhaps, YOU!). The Living 100 workbook asks you to consider what it means to have more time (ie: lifespace) and shares insight into how you can make the most of a longer life.


Does living 100 change the way we learn?

  • Getting older does not mean we stop learning. Doing new cognitively demanding activities keeps our brain healthy.
  • There’s no singular “must-do” activity for brain health. Research shows that engaging in cognitively stimulating activities of any kind can reduce the risk of brain decline as we age.
  • Lifelong learning helps us stay relevant at work. 45% of American workers report they have pursued extra training to maintain or improve their job skills in the last year.
  • Lifelong learning unlocks lifelong growth. Even as we age it’s possible to increase our capacity to learn.

Flex your learning muscles everyday!

REFLECT: Imagine you are a time traveler being sent years into the future. What knowledge or skills would you want to learn beforehand to prepare for a new world? How would you go about learning it?

Does living 100 change the way we connect?

  • Relationships and connections are more than a fact of life; they are essential to aging well.
  • Loneliness is a health epidemic. Good, close relationships need to be cultivated intentionally.
  • Widening our social network may help us find our next job; when our close relationships are doing well we do better at work and in other aspects of our lives.
  • Family support can boost mental and physical health.

Get closer to your close ones and meet new people!

REFLECT: Are their people in your life you’d like to be closer to? What will it take to make that connection? How will you nurture that connection over time?


Does living 100 change our approach to health?

    • Stress wreaks havoc on our body and mind; reducing stress helps us make better decisions.
    • Staying active helps keep our wallet in good shape. Americans spend enormous amounts of money fighting chronic diseases that could have been prevented with exercise.
    • Exercise is tied to a healthy brain and stress reduction; running, in particular, has been shown to protect learning and memory mechanisms in the brain from chronic stress.

Do what gets you moving and take time to de-stress every day!

REFLECT: Our approach to health needs to stand the test of time. What is one thing you do for your health today that you can practice your entire life? What impact would that have on your future self?

Does living 100 change the way we earn?

  • Talking openly about money helps us save and spend wisely; everyone struggles with saving at some point, but talking about it makes it less overwhelming.
  • It’s not a matter of if a financial crisis will hit, but when. About 60% of American households have faced an expense or loss of income in the past 12 months for which they did not budget.
  • Health care can be a huge expense. In a 2015 study, 25% of Americans experienced a major, unexpected out-of-pocket medical expense in the prior year.

Make savings a conversation topic!

REFLECT: Think of your financial role model. How do you hope to emulate them? What is a first step you can take to saving money?


Longevity presents us with an exciting opportunity to redesign how we live as we age. How will you redesign your time?

What age do you consider to be old? As part of the #DisruptAging campaign, AARP posed that question to millennials and asked them to show what “old” looks like. Then, the millennials were introduced to some real “old” people. Watch what happens when folks let go of their outdated beliefs and embrace the idea that aging is not about decline – it’s about growth.

Time: 15-20 min

Goal: Map out your past and future self and think about how you have and will fill your lifespace.


  • Map Your Life Worksheet
  • Blue Pen
  • Black Pen


Step 1: First, use your black pen to draw a line across the page at your current age

Step 2: Next, use the black pen plot out the moments in your life that changed you and the moments that have made you proud (these could be big or small; negative and positive). Consider your family, social and school life – include everything!

Step 3: Next, use your blue pen to add in all moments to date that you wanted to experience but didn’t get to. These could be moments you caught a glimpse of a different path for yourself, or moments you wish you had seized.

Step 4: Finally, with your blue pen, keep moving past your current age. Plot all the moments in your future that you want to experience. Try to extend as far past your current age as you can—as high up the page as you can!


  • What did you learn about yourself?
  • What surprised you?
  • Was it difficult to imagine your future self?


The mapping exercise probably made the realities of a longer life more personal for you. There is so much opportunity out there! But there are also a lot of challenges. Go back to the ‘Living 100 Workbook’ and learn about how you can prepare yourself to navigate these challenges.

Map Your Life Worksheet


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