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This edition illuminates groundbreaking approaches that are redefining the art of aging gracefully. From Longevity Health Plan's innovative collaboration with SingFit, integrating therapeutic music into elder care, to the simplicity yet profound implications of the 10-second balance challenge as a predictor of longevity, we traverse the spectrum of creative and practical strategies enhancing senior well-being. We also celebrate Aubrey de Grey's milestone birthday, reflecting on his 25-year journey and relentless pursuit of anti-aging breakthroughs. Each story we share is a testament to the dynamic and evolving landscape of longevity, blending cutting-edge science with everyday practices to enrich our later years.
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Good Morning,

Welcome to our latest exploration into the dynamic world of living longer, where music, balance, and revolutionary research intertwine to redefine longevity.

This edition illuminates groundbreaking approaches that are redefining the art of aging gracefully. From Longevity Health Plan’s innovative collaboration with SingFit, integrating therapeutic music into elder care, to the simplicity yet profound implications of the 10-second balance challenge as a predictor of longevity, we traverse the spectrum of creative and practical strategies enhancing senior well-being. We also celebrate Aubrey de Grey’s milestone birthday, reflecting on his 25-year journey and relentless pursuit of anti-aging breakthroughs. Each story we share is a testament to the dynamic and evolving landscape of longevity, blending cutting-edge science with everyday practices to enrich our later years.

Take 10 seconds to find your balance (and potential longevity) …


Music For Longevity (Fierce Healthcare)

Longevity Health Plan’s latest initiative brings SingFit, a therapeutic music platform, to its specialized Medicare Advantage plan, targeting individuals in skilled nursing facilities. SingFit, already successful in over 500 senior living communities, addresses cognitive and mental health conditions like Alzheimer’s through music. This partnership marks a significant step, being the first to have an institutionalized special needs plan (ISNP) to cover SingFit’s costs.

Rachel Francine, CEO of Musical Health Technologies, celebrates this as a pivotal moment in U.S. healthcare, highlighting SingFit’s role in combating depression, anxiety, and social isolation. Caregivers, requiring no musical background, facilitate music-driven sessions to evoke memories and encourage interaction. With over 2,600 trained staff and 12 million sessions, this collaboration underscores the growing recognition of music’s healing power, especially post-COVID-19, in enhancing mental and emotional well-being in elderly care.

This 10-Second Challenge in the NEJM Could Predict your Longevity (Longevity Technology)

The recent unveiling of a 10-second challenge has stirred interest in the longevity community. This simple yet revealing test involves standing on one leg for a mere ten seconds. Surprisingly, it’s a potent indicator of overall health and longevity. According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the inability to complete this task is linked to higher mortality risks. 

This test, easily done at home, assesses balance and proprioception – key factors in maintaining mobility and preventing falls as we age. If you struggle, it might be a cue to consult a healthcare provider and consider lifestyle changes. Integrating balance exercises like yoga or tai chi can improve your standing performance, reflecting better overall health. This quick, insightful challenge could be a valuable addition to your daily routine, offering a peek into your long-term wellbeing.

A 25-Year Longevity Journey, The Legendary Aubrey De Grey Turns 60 –  (Forbes)

Aubrey de Grey, a leading figure in biogerontology, marks his 60th birthday with significant contributions to the field. This Forbes article highlights his journey from computer science to longevity research, emphasizing his groundbreaking work and unconventional approach. De Grey, known for establishing the Methuselah and SENS Research Foundations, continues his anti-aging mission with the Longevity Escape Velocity Foundation (LEVF). This new venture, an evolution rather than a replacement of SENS, focuses on advocacy, education, and innovative mouse lifespan experiments, aiming to challenge the acceptance of aging as inevitable. 

Despite some concerns about SENS’s direction, de Grey’s vision for the next five years is to achieve robust mouse rejuvenation, changing global perceptions of aging. His journey inspires newcomers to the field, emphasizing the fulfillment in pioneering such transformative research.


As we conclude this week’s edition of our newsletter, we are reminded of the diverse and evolving world of longevity, where music, balance, and innovative research harmoniously intersect to redefine our golden years. 

We’ve ventured through the remarkable partnership between Longevity Health Plan and SingFit, illuminating the therapeutic power of music in elder care. We’ve balanced ourselves in the 10-second challenge, a simple yet profound predictor of longevity and overall health. And we celebrated Aubrey de Grey’s 60th birthday, reflecting on his audacious 25-year journey in anti-aging research.

Stay balanced,

The Longr Reads Team


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

Albert Einstein, Physicist


Longr Reads’ of the Week

  • Forward Thinking on how to live our longer lives with Andrew J. Scott (McKinsey)
  • Andrew Huberman w/ Dr. David Sinclair: The Biology of Slowing & Reversing Aging (Youtube)
  • The Economics of Longevity – An Introduction (ScienceDirect)
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