Longevity Study: Learning from our Elders - Sun City, AZ


  • Location: Sun City, AZ
  • Age: 50+
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Visits: Ongoing
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Eligibility Requirements

This study enrolls healthy aging individuals, 50 years old and above, who are willing to share information about their life. There is a wait list to enroll into the study with the oldest individuals called first.

About the Study:

  • The Longevity Study is a non-invasive observational study which began in 2006. 
  • There are over 600 active participants, more than half over the age of 80.
  • We are seeking participants, age 50 and older and especially those aged 80 years and older, as this is the least researched and fasted growing age group.


The Longevity Study aims to:
  • Identify the psychosocial, cognitive, medical, physical, spiritual and other factors contributing to healthy aging
  • Explore what is unique about the Optimal Aging population
  • Contribute to the research on optimal aging and longevity
  • Provide insights for improving health of our aging population
  • Collaborate with researchers locally and nationally to expand the scope of healthy aging and longevity research

What is Involved:

If you decide to participate, you would be asked to complete the following:
  • Sign consent forms
  • Complete an annual questionnaires and interview with a professional interviewer (approx. 1 hour) at Banner Sun Health Research Institute (visits to residences are possible under special circumstances)
  • Complete memory and thinking tests, blood pressure and other measurements during certain annual visits
Reasons you may be interested in participating in the Longevity Study:
  • You could play a vital role in improving the lives of seniors and future generations
  • Advocate for your own wellness and quality of life
  • Receive memory screening results associated with the study
  • Gain access to community programs and resources
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