The members of the Global Coalition on Aging are committed to understanding the needs of global aging populations and finding solutions to meet those needs. To that end, their research and programs are helping to shape the global aging debate and the Global Coalition's action plan.
Aging Impacts on Pensions in the European Union
Aging puts pressure on government finances, but also on the companies that have to pay out pensions for a longer time and on the labor force that has to support the rising number of pensioners. This web site from AEGON explores the old-age dependency ratio in the European Union between 2010 and 2060. The 'old-age dependency ratio' demonstrates the proportion of the population aged 65+ relative to the working-age population (15-64), and is an important indicator of the pressures that demographics pose for pension systems.
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson has a long-standing commitment to improve and sustain the health of its workforce. Promoting employee health and wellness makes good business sense, provides personal benefits to the workforce and minimizes overall health care costs.
From Skin Senescence to Skin Cancer – A Focus on Healthy Skin
Senescence is the scientific term for aging. With age, wrinkles appear, the skin loses its elasticity, becomes thinner; drier and paler, and blood vessels become visible. As this process evolves over time, skin health can become compromised leading to conditions such as psoriasis, atopic dermatis and rosacea. Pigmentary disorders can appear and potentially progress to skin cancer.
Reversing Malnutrition and Restoring Strength in the Frail and Elderly
Elderly malnutrition is a growing problem in the developed world, as people live longer and are often alone in their homes. This website explores how proper nutrition allows an aging population to enjoy life and remain independent.
Reinventing Retirement: Second Acts
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
This webcast series presents a lively discussion of the many ways people are repurposing their lives and adjusting their financial strategies to create meaningful second acts. The purpose of the webcast series is to re-image traditional notions of retirement and find fulfillment in encore careers.
Educational Matters: The Impact of Educational Attainment on Worker Retirement Outlook Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies
Transamerica is a wholly owned subsidiary of AEGON N.V.
The survey report highlights how the levels of educational attainment among American workers are strongly correlated to their retirement confidence, as well as their ability to save and plan for retirement. It also makes recommendations for outreach initiatives and public policy, including promoting available tax incentives, improving financial and retirement literacy, and expanding retirement plan coverage, to help improve retirement security among all workers.
Sarcopenia: A New Public Health Concern
From the age of fifty, both the quantity and quality of skeletal muscle begin to fall. Such sarcopenia is characterized by a reduction in muscle mass and strength, leading to a gradual withdrawal from everyday activities and an as-yet poorly evaluated risk to the health of the individual.
Technology for an Aging Population: Intel's Global Research Initiative
The ultimate goal of Intel's aging research is to understand the healthcare needs of individuals and their caregivers, and to invent the next generation of systems to support them. By helping people to become more proactive in managing their health, and providing caregivers (both formal and informal) with the tools and information they need to deliver care in any setting, from the home to the hospital, Intel hopes to play an important role in addressing the needs of the coming age wave.
Serving the Aging Citizen
By 2011, when the Baby Boom generation begins to reach retirement age, governments from Canada to Japan will enter a new era. As the population and workforce age, governments will have to examine how the growing number of elderly will impact the design and mix of services they offer, the funding sources they rely upon, and the delivery channels they use for citizen services.
Charlie Rose Science Series — Leading Experts in Longevity and Aging
Sponsored by Pfizer Inc.
This episode is an in-depth discussion of longevity and aging, including a look at existing and ongoing studies and the social and economic implications of an increase in human life span. Charlie's discussion includes experts who have contributed to important developments in the science of aging and how research into calorie restriction, anti-aging drugs, and genetic manipulation have led to exciting advances over the past decade.
Diversity and the Baby Boomers
As in many developed countries, aging is a key issue in Australia with potentially serious implications for both the national economy (how to socially and financially support more retired people) and society itself. In order to constructively contribute to Australia's policy development on this issue, Novartis Australia conducted a broad-ranging nationwide consultation process to identify key issues and develop various solutions.