T101 | Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer 


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


9/21, 10/12, 10/19 & 10/26
(no class 9/28 or 10/5)

Four Sessions 

This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.

Based on the recent PBS documentary series of the same name that explores the dramatic increase in lifespan over the past one hundred years, this course will examine the factors undergirding this reality in greater depth, further advancing our understanding of what’s truly behind this phenomena. We’ll discover the little-known story of the innovations in science and medicine that doubled the human lifespan in less than a century, and celebrate the unsung heroes of public health who believed change was possible and acted on it.

Dr. Gordon Josephson, MD, MPH is a retired former emergency physician (1977- 1997) and Chief Operating Officer (1997-2015) of Baystate Medical Practices (600 physicians and advanced practice clinicians).  In addition, he was part of a multi-specialty practice within Baystate Health in Springfield, MA. He holds a Master's of Public Health from Harvard as well as a medical degree from SUNY. He serves as Vice President of OLLI's Board of Directors and chairs its Governance Committee.


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