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A Turning Point for the Rights of Older People

  • By: Kenneth Roth and Bridget Sleap, Human Rights Watch
  • December 01, 2021

For too long we have witnessed the impact of excluding older people in responses to climate change, conflict, and humanitarian disasters. Ageism must no longer be ignored.

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Age Friendly Towns in Ireland

  • By: Emer Coveney, National Programme Manager, Age Friendly Ireland
  • December 01, 2021

Developing Age Friendly Towns revolves around the ethos that if you design for the young, you exclude the old, but if you design for the old, you include everyone.

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An Innovative Caregiving Program Shows Promise

  • By: Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Karla Cristina Giacomin, and Lucas Sempé
  • December 01, 2021

Decent pay, training, and a professional identity enhance staff retention, accountability, and quality assurance. In this way, PMC has become an empowering career option for women in neighborhoods where steady employment is very limited.

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Applying the Pandemic’s Public Health Lessons Holds Promise for Latin America and the World

  • By: Julio Frenk, President, University of Miami and former Minister of Health, Mexico
  • December 01, 2021

While the current emergency is not yet over, we are all starting to imagine what a post-pandemic world could look like. In fact, there is much talk about a new normal. I would argue, however, that we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a better normal. We owe it to all those who have suffered to apply the lessons we have learned thus far.

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Building a Better California for All Ages and Abilities

  • By: Kim McCoy Wade, Director, California Department of Aging
  • December 01, 2021

In early 2021, California launched its bold 10-year Master Plan for Aging. The Master Plan provides an inclusive and equitable framework for transforming aging for individuals, families, and communities as the changing demographics inevitably shape the future of California.

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Combating Ageism in the Media and Marketing

  • By: Martha Boudreau, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, AARP
  • December 01, 2021

Reaping the economic benefits of age-inclusive marketing starts with understanding the 50-plus lifestyle and then using images and messaging that connect with the reality of how people are aging today. Increasingly, that lifestyle includes employment, which is tied to consumption and spending patterns.

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Concerted Action for Nursing – Germany’s Strategy to Combat the Shortage of Nursing Professionals

  • By: Matthias von Schwanenflügel, Head of Directorate-General 3 ‘Demographic Change, Senior Citizens, Non-statutory Welfare’ Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
  • December 01, 2021

By launching the nationwide campaign, “Make a career as a human being!” (2019–2021), the government aimed to attract young people and adults seeking a career change to nursing.

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Dignity and Quality of Life: Prioritizing Aging Issues in Chile

  • By: Cecilia Morel Montes, First Lady of Chile
  • December 01, 2021

Older persons have much to learn and even more to give. We need to foster and make visible their contribution to the social, family, economic, and cultural life of countries, showing that they are not a problem but rather an asset.

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From the CEO: Turning the Decade of Healthy Ageing into Action, in the U.S. and Across the World

  • By: Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP
  • December 01, 2021

Healthy aging is a lifelong pursuit. It doesn’t begin at age 50 or 60 or 65. Likewise, it doesn’t just happen, and it’s not something one can do alone. That’s why at AARP we seek to create a society that supports healthy longevity across the life course.

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From the Editor-in-Chief: AARP The Journal 2021

  • By: Peter Rundlet Vice President, AARP International
  • December 01, 2021

We decided to focus on developments in a region perhaps not as frequently discussed in the aging-issue context because it is not among the oldest — yet it is one that is among the fastest aging regions in the world: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

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