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Join the SuperAgers Family Study

Help us uncover the keys to exceptional longevity and aging

About the Study

The SuperAgers Family Study seeks to compare traits in people aged 95+ and their adult children to traits in older adults whose parents were not SuperAgers. In this research, we aim to identify inherited and natural factors that slow aging and protect against age related diseases.

Follow these steps to participate

Begin Enrollment

Answer a few questions to ensure eligibility

Create an Account

Register with a login and password

Complete Survey

Answer questions about your health, family history, and lifestyle

Submit Saliva Sample

To be securely stored for future research

You are welcomed to have a trusted friend or family member help you complete all study activities.

Are you eligible to enroll?

Are you 95 years or older?

Are your parents 95 or older?

Are your parents-in-law 95 or older?

If you answer "yes" to any of these questions

Please note that the superager in your family must be willing to take part in the study, and each individual is required to create their own account to participate.

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Our Purpose

To uncover the inherited and natural factors that have helped superagers - people aged 95+ - live for so long. The data from this study will be used to create a large biorepository for future research about healthy aging.

Participants may choose to receive the results about their ancestry, or family origins. They will also have the option of sharing their electronic health records with the researchers. This is wholly voluntary, but it will give researchers valuable additional details about health history to allow more in-depth study. 

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Our Partners

The multi-year SuperAgers Initiative is an ambitious effort led by a coalition of renowned research institutions and leaders. These include the American Federation for Aging Research and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in collaboration with Boston University School of Medicine, with funding provided by James Fickel and the Fickel Family Foundation.

Interested in becoming a Participant?