April 21: ‘Live Long, Die Short’ author to speak at Clark University about successful aging

Landry, Roger Dr. Roger Landry is president of Masterpiece Living, a group of experts dedicated to changing public policy to enable successful aging.

Former Air Force flight surgeon, dynamic speaker, and author of “Live Long, Die Short: A Guide for Aging Successfully,” Dr. Roger Landry will address one of the fundamental social and public policy issues of our time, in a public lecture titled “The Imperative of Successful Aging: Implications for Policy,” beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Grace Conference Room of the Higgins University Center, Clark University, 950 Main St.

A reception and book signing will follow this free lecture, which is sponsored by the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, at Clark University.

Live long jkt_borderDr. Landry has seen the future, and it is good. It is a future of tens of millions of Americans living long, healthy, and satisfying lives after retirement, one where we avoid squandering hundreds of billions of dollars on health care and lost productivity. This future will only come to pass, however, if Americans embrace and practice what Landry calls successful aging, a combination of individual behaviors and societal choices that promote health, well-being, and independence.

Trained at Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Public Health, Dr. Landry is the president of Masterpiece Living, a group of experts dedicated to changing public policy to enable successful aging.

The mission of the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise is to improve the effectiveness of government and other institutions in addressing social concerns through the successful mobilization of use-inspired research. For more information about the institute and this event , contact 508-421-3872; mosakowskiinstitute@clarku.edu.

Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences. Clark’s faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to complex challenges in the natural sciences, psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. The Clark educational experience embodies the University’s motto: Challenge convention. Change our world. www.clarku.edu