Changing Aging Policy - from Burden to Asset

By: Zvi Lanir  

Based on fifteen years of research, reinforced by neurological, medical and human developmental psychology, and current data, this paper argues that there is a need for a fundamental shift in the way governments formulate aging policy and legislation on a variety of issues, ranging from retirement, health care, and human resources policies to broader questions of social change and generational issues.

HALY, DALY, LY, Cognition, Brain and Immune Reserve, Chronological Age
Public Policy and Public Perspectives on Aging
Focused Discussion

Dr. Zvi Lanir

Founder President, Praxis Institute, Israel


I am the founding president of the Praxis Institute.  The institute has, for over thirty years, specialized in exposing the relevance gaps between our

personal, organizational and national mindsets and policies  and the rapid fundamental changes occurring in the reality of the 21st century.  




During the past 15 years, I (now 82 years old), conducted an interdisciplinary research to reveal the gaps between the common knowledge and policies on aging and the new opportunities for living our advanced years differently.


In December 2018 I  was granted the Life Time Achievement prize of the Israeli Retirement Organization (which is equivalent to the AARP in the US), for my book The Age of Wisdom –the new age of human life.  The book has originaly been published in Hebrew and is scheduled to appear in English in September.