Aging Into the Future

PBS and Vital Pictures present a documentary that explores the changing global landscape of aging in society (visit the site here). As time progresses, humans have extended their life expectancy by decades; in 1900 the age was 47, now it’s 77 and rising.  What does this mean for a future where people are getting older and having fewer babies? Watch the introduction video below.

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This long-form documentary will focus on characters and research that relate to the future of what it means to be retired and what the roles of the elderly may be in an increasingly older population. Stay posted to your PBS schedule for showtimes.

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