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Oaxaca de Juárez: A Surprisingly Age-Friendly Mexican City

  • By: Mary-Genevieve Moisan, Intern, AARP Policy, Research, and International
  • March 01, 2023

"Residents of Oaxaca enjoy further opportunities for healthy aging through public health insurance systems, and a culture of community that values older adults."

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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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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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Global Innovations in Aging and Longevity

  • By: Stephen Johnston, Founder, Fordcastle and Co-founder, Aging2.0
  • December 01, 2021

Human activity is increasingly digital, and our data trails are powering countless business models. Healthcare has been a laggard so far, but is now catching up, propelled by the pandemic, venture funding, and ambitious moves by consumer tech giants into digital health. 

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Lessons from Abroad, Applied State-Side: The US Needs to Increase Investment in Home and Community-Based Services

  • By: David C. Grabowski, Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
  • December 01, 2021

Regardless of where they live, older adults prefer receiving care in the community rather than a facility. More HCBS also leads to less reliance and stress on family caregivers and a lower likelihood of entry to nursing homes.

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Long-Term Care and Caregiving for Older Adults in Africa

  • By: F. Akosua Agyemang, Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work University of Ghana
  • December 01, 2021

In Africa, family members are primarily responsible for providing care and support to older adults. This dependence is a reciprocated act, and one related to an African adage that roughly translates to: “Because you [i.e., one’s older parent] have taken care of me [the child] to grow teeth, I will take care of you until your teeth fall out”

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