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The Concept

The concept is that we live in such a way that we maintain our physical, intellectual and social abilities well into our eighth, ninth and tenth decades of life. Rather than continuously decline, we grow and stay at high levels of function ... the best that we can be ... until our time comes. This is called in Compression of Morbidity. Morbidity is sickness and impairment. Therefore, LLDS is about compressing the time we are sick or impaired. Isn't that what we all want?

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The Book

Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging, is a call to action: for individuals to live a lifestyle that will give them the best chance to maximize their potential as they age; for organizations and communities to become places where older adults can reach their full potential and continue to contribute to the community; and for society to jettison stereotypes of aging that fail to recognize that older adults represent not a problem, but solutions to the many challenges threatening our way of life.

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The Gathering Place

The gathering place LLDS is this site. This is a place for those who want to improve their aging experience and that of their children, grandchildren, and indeed, everyone. A place where like-minded, committed advocates for successful aging can speak out, learn more, and spend time with those involved in a movement to change the way we all age.

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About Dr. Roger

Dr. Roger Landry is a preventive medicine physician, author of award-winning Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging and President of Masterpiece Living, a group of multi-discipline specialists in aging who partner with communities to assist them in becoming destinations for continued growth. Trained at Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Public Health, Dr. Landry specializes in building environments that empower older adults to maximize their unique potential.

He has been featured nationally and internationally on radio and TV with NBC, FOX News, ABC and CBS as well as BBC, Growing Bolder and 2GB radio (Australia). Dr. Landry has also written exclusive articles, and been called on as an expert in the field of aging, by publications such as US News and World Report, Huffington Post US/Canada, About.com –Assisted Living, Expert Beacon and eHow and makes regular appearances on MBLN. Dr. Landry was also featured in GRAND Magazine, Senior Planet, Journal of Aging and Health, Denver Post and ThirdAge, and his book, Live Long, Die Short has been endorsed by AARP and was a 2014 top pick of MORE magazine

Dr. Landry was a flight surgeon in the Air Force for more than 22 years keeping pilots and other aircrew healthy and performing at their best. One of his charges was world famous test pilot, Chuck Yeager. Dr. Landry retired as a highly decorated full colonel and chief flight surgeon at the Air Force Surgeon General’s Office in Washington, DC after duty on five continents and being medically involved in a number of significant world events including: Vietnam, the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, the Beirut bombing of the Marine Barracks, the first seven Shuttle launches and the first manned balloon crossing of the Pacific. For well over a decade, Dr. Landry has focused his efforts on older adults as a lecturer, researcher, consultant and author. 

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Putting Research
Into Action

A landmark ten-year study by the MacArthur Foundation revealed that 70% of physical aging and approximately 50% of mental aging is determined by the lifestyle choices that we make every day. What this means is that we are not resigned to accept a life of steady decline as we age. Instead, aging can be a time of growth if we maintain our physical and mental skills, reduce our risk for disease and injury, and stay productive and engaged with life.

 

Using a research-based lifestyle approach, Masterpiece Living provides measurable tools for individual lifestyle evaluation, feedback, and intervention coaching, organization cultural interventions, and outcome data on parameters crucial to aging successfully. 

Data Revelations

Data Revelations are the result of studying and analyzing all of the successful aging data collected from the Masterpiece Living network by way of measurement tools called the Masterpiece Reviews. Having these scientifically validated tools and one of the largest successful aging databases, Masterpiece Living and its partners are compelled to contribute to the existing body of knowledge in the aging and health promotion field with the ultimate goal of changing the mainstream perceptions of aging and influencing public policy.

For more than fourteen years, Masterpiece Living has brought this research to life and has worked directly with industry leaders and experts, including Dr. Robert Kahn, co-author of Successful Aging. Today, as a result of continuous development and evolution, MPL has partnered with more than seventy organizations and are committed to creating a better aging experience for all. Dr. Roger’s book, Live Long, Die Short, gives us a deeper understanding of what it takes to be authentically healthy, of the profound negative effects of modern day stress, and our need to nurture all aspects of our magnificent human nature.

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Dr. Roger's book, Live Long, Die Short, gives us a deeper understanding of what it takes to be authentically healthy, of the profound negative effects of modern day stress, and our need to nurture all aspects of our magnificent human nature. 

News & Events

Dr. Roger is currently traveling the country spreading the good news about what is possible with aging and presenting important life lessons from his book, Live Long, Die Short. In Live Long, Die Short, Dr. Roger gives the reader an opportunity to take a snapshot of his or her own current lifestyle and provides feedback which can guide the reader to what he calls “authentic health” or the “state of the state of genuine vitality consistent with our human origins and individual nature.” Authentic health gives us resilience and strength that is achieved by paying special attention to components that make us human. By remaining socially, spiritually, physically and intellectually engaged with life we experience authentic health. 

Book Dr. Roger

OCT
8
Llanfair Presentation

Dr. Roger presents at the Llanfair Retirement Community (Cincinnati, OH). 1:30 p.m. Book Signing; 2-3:30 p.m. Presentation. 

OCT
7
Eastcastle Place

Dr. Roger presents at Eastcastle Place (Milwaukee, WI) at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Book signing to follow each presentation. 

SEP
19
Arbor Glen Bridgewater

Dr. Roger presents at Arbor Glen (Bridgewater, NJ) at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Book signing to follow each presentation. 

SEP
17
Senior Planet Presentation

Senior Planet invites Dr. Roger to present in New York w/ a Q&A session and book signing to follow. 6:30 p.m. 

SEP
16
Mercy Community

Dr. Roger Presents at the Mercy Community (Hartford, CT) at 7 p.m. w/ book signing to follow. 

SEP
3
Is Multi-Tasking Multi-Deadly?

Read Dr. Roger's article in Artsphoria: Is Mutlitasking Multi-Deadly? Five Tips to Increase Your Productivity and Health.

SEP
2
Growing Bolder Radio

Hear Dr. Roger's recent interview on the Growing Bolder Radio Show. LISTEN

In his book

Live Long, Die Short,

Dr. Roger gives the reader an opportunity to take a snapshot of his or her own current lifestyle and provides feedback which can guide the reader to what he calls “authentic health” or the “state of the state of genuine vitality consistent with our human origins and individual nature.”

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