Global Coalition on Aging  
Executive Briefing
Michael Hodin
Age & Reason

by Michael Hodin
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Welcome to the Global Coalition on Aging

During the 20th century, our lives have been extended by a stunning three decades. The consequences of this “longevity miracle” are even more profound today as many countries experience the combination of low fertility rates and the bulge of the 65+ population: worldwide 450 million people will turn 65 over the next 20 years, thus significantly increasing the proportion of people over age 65 compared to those under. Global aging will have immediate impact on the fiscal sustainability and political stability of nations worldwide. And yet, there has been neither public policy shifts nor social and cultural transformation in how we live that aligns to this truly massive change in human affairs.

The Global Coalition on Aging is committed to a vision where innovative market solutions enabled by progressive public policy create a framework for healthy and active aging. We will shape the public discussion on how policymakers, businesses and society at large can comprehensively address these new demographic realities and apply innovative solutions that recognize the opportunity of global aging.

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Rethinking 'Retirement'
In this WSJ op-ed, Nick Eberstadt and Mike Hodin discuss why 21st-century demographics should profoundly shape how we think and act about work and "retirement."


Healthy Skin Consensus
GCOA and ILDS announce global collaboration and commitment to "Life Course of Healthy Skin Global Partnership" along with global aging and skin experts. 



Aging: A New Source of Growth
GCOA white paper urges policy makers to utilize aging populations as active and productive resources that will revitalize sustainable growth in emerging markets and globally.


ML Focuses on Life Priorities
Merrill Lynch's new approach to retirement planning focuses on the priorities that matter most in life—family, health, home, work, leisure, giving and finances. 


OECD Silver Economy Report
OECD, GCOA and Oxford University just released a new report defining innovative solutions to enable the the growing silver economy.


World Medical Innovation Forum Join leaders in health care innovation at the inaugural edition of the World Medical Innovation Forum taking place April 27–29, 2015 in Boston.
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Retiring, Boomers & Employers
New TCRS research examines the retirement vision among Boomer workers and employers' involvement in facilitating their transition into retirement.


Destination Healthy Aging
GCOA white paper promotes travel as a path to healthy aging, reveals physical, cognitive and social benefits of traveling across the life course.


Google Glass Explores Aging
GCOA, Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer's Disease lead discussion on uses of wearable technology to keep aging population more active and healthier.