There is increasing evidence to propose that research and innovation should focus on trying to live better rather than living longer. It is also clear that individuals age at different rates and indeed there are particular groups that can provide some clues about how to age in a healthy way.
Centenarians are a segment of the population that exhibits extreme longevity and is rising exponentially, with expectations of becoming the age group with the highest growth rate in the coming decades. Their longevity seems to be accompanied by a lower number of comorbidities and a better quality of life; that´s why some studies propose them as models of healthy aging.
The International Congress “Centenarians: Models of healthy aging” that will be held on San Sebastian (Spain) next May 2020 will discuss the characteristics of this population group focusing on multidimensional research in centenarians including demographic, epidemiological, clinical, functional, psychosocial and biological aspects.
We look forward to seeing you all at San Sebastian!
The Miramar Palace is a late 19th-century palace located on the La Concha Bay of the city of San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain. It was built in 1893 commissioned by the Spanish Royal Family, based on a 1889 project by English architect Selden Wornum.
The Miramar Palace has a purely English style and presents some neogothic ornaments. On the inside it has some noble areas that remain faithful to their original configuration, among them the White Hall, the Music Hall, the Wooden Hall, the Petit Salon, the Library and the Royal Dining Room. The rest of the Palace has been renovated successively since it was acquired by the City Council, making it become more functional. The Palace preserves the original outside look.
Currently, the Palace and its gardens are open to the public in fixed opening hours. The Miramar Palace houses the Summer Courses of the University of the Basque Country. Until 2016, the Palace housed Musikene, the Higher School of Music of the Basque Country.How to get there