It’s time to #celebratelongevity

Highlights from the recent Age and Work Symposium November 2018 From the 1500s onward, till around the year 1800, life expectancy throughout Europe hovered between 30 and 40 years of age. Thomas Hobbs the 17th century British Philosopher described life at the time as "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” Even at the turn of the 20th century a quarter of babies in Europe didn't make it past their 5th birthday. Of children who did survive to the age of 18 around twenty per cent were orphaned.

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