Mission of Age Brilliantly

Mission/Purpose of Age Brilliantly

Our Vision

Our vision is an intergenerational community where members help one another take charge and lead intentional lives to 100+. We want it to be filled with positive health, financial security, caring relationships, passionate activities, purposeful impact and smart time management. 

Who we are

Age Brilliantly was formed to provide a community for adults of all ages – starting with emerging adults – who want to lead fulfilling, elongated lives for as long as possible.

Our mission is to enable adults to make effective decisions so they can lead fulfilling lives. 

Our strategy is to provide an interactional platform where adults at all life-stages can obtain information, inspiration, support, tools and resources to make those decisions. 

The online/offline platform allows individuals and organizations to connect with each other:

  • Peers who share experiences and insights
  • Industry experts who study longevity, life’s essentials and lifelong-learning to keep us up-to-date
  • Providers of services, tools and products to enable us to effectively plan and execute our choices for well-being and happiness. 

Age Brilliantly's Principles to Maximize Your 100+ Year Life

1. Aging is a natural development process that starts at birth; throughout your life journey focus on growth.

2. Be true to yourself and live your values; don’t be limited by the birthdate and ageist norms that began generations ago.

3. Define what fulfillment means for you now and for your future-self; monitor and update your views regularly and use changing definitions as a learning experience.

4. Invest in your 6 Life Essentials; make wise choices based on your values and make inevitable tradeoffs both now and between the present and your future desires.

5. Live intentionally by connecting with your future-self and being proactive; when possible, engage in activities that compound to generate exponential results for the future.

6. Change is a constant throughout your life and world history; be vigilant for the need to respond; then thoughtfully transitioning to new opportunities and savor your next phase of life.

7. Be a life-long learner who makes informed decisions; share your insight and serve as a role model to inspire and support others who also want to maximize their 100+ year lives.

Why Age Brilliantly?

In the 21st century, adults who nourish life’s essentials (e.g., health, passion, purpose, relationships, etc.) can expect to live into their 80s, 90s, and 100+. Since many of us are influenced by last century’s beliefs and norms about aging (e.g., delaying planning until later, and tying “retirement” to a chronological age rather than capabilities and desires), we face a critical challenge: how to lead a fulfilling life throughout the journey.

AgeBrilliantly.org is your community. As Abraham Lincoln said, “it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years.”  Membership is free: Join NOW!

The 6 Essentials of a Fulfilling Life

In a simpler world, work-life balance was the goal. In the elongated life, we need to consider six essential areas of life, individually and collectively.  Life fulfillment results from the tradeoffs you make between them; integrate them into a lifelong, holistic balance. 


Physical and mental (cognitive, emotional and social).
Focus: Fitness freedom


Earnings, expenses, savings & capital growth.
Focus: Financial independence


Friendship, love and connection. Focus: Long-term happiness


Contribute beyond ourselves through work, charity, legacy etc.
Focus: Meaningfulness


Autonomy, learning, leisure and personal growth.
Focus: Joy and flow


Use past, present and future to pace life's journey.
Focus: Create your future self.

Our Team

As with any interactional platform, you, the members are the team that counts.  Our process is interactive: staff, interns, adult members, industry partners, and research experts all sharing in the give-and-take.

Our founder, Jerry Cahn, Ph.D., J.D., has dedicated his career to helping people and organizations unleash their potential for success. He focuses on: feeding creativity and innovation for new ideas, reducing personal and organizational constraints, facilitating the building of strengths to achieve the goals, and using evaluation and learning for continuous improvement. See his LinkedIn profile.

Mission of Age Brilliantly  Learn more at from our recent Podcast: https://alivelongevitypodcast.com/e/lets-age-brilliantly/