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Talk: 80-year study of life satisfaction and longevity
March 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
David Jonathan Cohen on Eighty Years of “Adult Development”
Hosted by the Cleveland & Woodley Park Village (202-615-5853) at the Cleveland Park Library
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 2 p.m.
In 1938, with the Great Depression still gripping much of the nation and Adolf Hitler named TIME’s Man of the Year, Harvard University launched a long-term study of 268 Harvard sophomores to establish a baseline for medicine of maximally healthy adult development. President John F. Kennedy was one of the original cohort, and so was Washington Post Editor Benjamin C. Bradlee. In 2015, the study moved to a second generation. What does the study tell us about health, longevity, life satisfaction, and our roles for our families?
Forest Hills resident David Jonathan Cohen is working on a book about life choices that draws on the study and his interview with its director. He was executive director of a coalition of national unions that represented professional and technical people and has written for many publications, including The Washington Post and Harvard Magazine.