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Video - Human longevity: myths and possibilities

Written by Ryman Prize Foundation
on November 04, 2018

Professor Sarah Harper explores what getting older means, not only for ourselves and our whanau, but also the wider implications for society as we continue to live longer lives than the generation before us.

Held at the Auckland Museum Event Centre on Thursday 11 October 2018, this free public event was proudly presented by Royal Society Te Apārangi in partnership with Ryman Healthcare.

Professor Harper was in New Zealand to help with the judging of the 2018 Ryman Prize, a $250,000 annual award for the world’s best development, advance or achievement that enhances quality of life for older people, which was presented to Professor Takanori Shibata, an artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics pioneer from Japan.

About Ryman Healthcare:

Ryman Healthcare was founded in Christchurch in 1984 and owns and operates 36 retirement villages in New Zealand and Australia. Ryman villages are home to 11,200 residents, and the company employs over 5,500 staff.

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