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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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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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How Colombia Uses Education to Drive Its Healthy Longevity Work

  • By: Julieta Rodriguez and Nancy Bohorquez, Fundación Provida Colombia
  • December 01, 2021

To encourage healthy longevity, we need to value a person-centric education system by prioritizing personal development in a learning environment that nourishes the mind, soul, and spirit, as well as the establishment of a community mindset. 

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Message Received, Loud and Clear: Pandemic Shows Society Falling Short of Statute’s Vision

  • By: Marcia Scazufca, Scientific Researcher, Instituto de Psiquiatria Universidade de São Paulo
  • December 01, 2021

The pandemic has only exacerbated perennial challenges. As the pandemic continues to send lessons and messages that have long needed to be heard, it is time to ensure that the statute truly becomes a way of Brazilians’ everyday life.

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The Aging Population in Costa Rica and the Importance of Lifelong Learning

  • By: Sofía Elena Segura, Professor, School of Medicine and Coordinator, Programa Institucional para la Persona Adulta y Adulta Mayor (PIAM) University of Costa Rica
  • December 01, 2021

In the Central American country of Costa Rica, individuals ages 60+ currently represent 9 percent of the total population. By 2050, this proportion is expected to more than double, as older adults will account for approximately 20 percent of the population.2,3 Costa Rica’s evident trend of accelerated aging will have diverse social, cultural, economic, health, and legal implications.

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Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Accelerated Aging in Mexico

  • By: Pablo Ibarrarán, Ana Mylena Aguilar, Fiorella Benedetti, Natalia Aranco
  • December 01, 2021

as is the case in many countries, the rapidly aging population in Mexico demands that the nation acknowledge the challenges that lie ahead so that it can develop solutions to address them.

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