Ageing Is Increasingly Evident in China: S&P
March 21, 2013 | China Daily USA | Michael Barris
By the midpoint of the century, the disproportionate growth in the number of elderly people in China will put the nation's public finances under pressure as it experiences one of the most dramatic demographic shifts in history, according to a new study of global aging trends by US credit-rating firm Standard & Poor's.
Global Coalition on Aging Congratulates Advisor Ken Dychtwald, Recipient of 2013 American Society on Aging Award
Every year ASA recognizes a number of individuals and organizations for their contributions to ASA, to the field of aging, and to older adults. We are proud to announce the 2013 ASA Award recipients.
Do Boomers Have The Guts And Wisdom To Course Correct Our Aging Nation?
March 11, 2013 | The Huffington Post | Ken Dychtwald
Each day, another ten thousand baby boomers turn 65. Born in 1950, I'm a member of this cohort. As we migrate into elderhood, our huge numbers and vast influence over the economy, social policy and the culture in general will transform America into a "gerontocracy."
Wrinkled Workers Help Defuse Japan's Pension Time Bomb
August 26, 2012 | Bloomberg | Kanoko Matsuyama
The thought of retiring after more than four decades made Hirofumi Mishima anxious. Instead of looking forward to ending his three-hour daily commute, Mishima wanted to work, even if it meant another hour on the train.
Illuminations on Immunisation
August 10, 2012 | Irish Medical Times | Stephen McMahon
Every now and again you leave a symposium or a meeting where you know something important has happened: a light has been thrown on a problem that some people had not really noticed before and they are in a position to do something about it, and this illumination is in the best interests of patients — everywhere.
APEC Lends Support for Health Innovation, Eyes Greater Worker Productivity, Economic Sustainability
June 28, 2012
At APEC's High-Level Meeting on Health & the Economy in Russia in June, leaders committed to investing in health across the life course, as health is a critical economic asset.
AEGON Retirement Readiness Survey Finds Global Outlook for Future Retirement Bleak Without Immediate Action
June 7, 2012
The first AEGON Retirement Readiness Survey of 9000 respondents provides key findings:
o Current workers expect to be worse-off in retirement than current retirees
o Awareness of retirement responsibility not translating into action
Workshop to Explore Adult Immunization Strategies as a Pathway for Prevention and Wellness
May 31, 2012
Prague, Czech Republic – The rapid growth in aging populations across the globe leads to the need for more attention to the risks of disease and ways to keep us healthy and active as we age. In this context, the success of childhood vaccination programs and schedules in both developed and developing countries should serve as models for both health and economic policy for adult immunization strategies.
How to Stop a Slow-Motion Disaster: Learning to Live With Global Aging
April 26, 2012 | TIME | By Dan Kadlec
President Obama will host the G-8 nations next month at Camp David, and while it’s not clear exactly what will be on the agenda, it seems one thing won’t be: global aging, which — among other things — happens to be the mother of all retirement issues.
G-8 Should Tackle Issues of Aging
April 6, 2012 | Washington Post | By Michael Hodin
The world’s most significant social, political and economic development is its aging population. Little wonder that Europe has declared 2012 the year of active and healthy aging.
AEGON marks World Health Day 2012
April 4, 2012
As a leading provider of life insurance, pensions and asset management, AEGON is actively engaged in understanding and positively transforming the financial and societal impact of global aging.
Challenges and Innovations for Public Policy and the Private Sector
March 30, 2012 | Council on Foreign Relations Program on Aging Populations
The World Health Organization has deemed "Aging and Health" the theme of this year's World Health Day, observed on April 4, recognizing its importance as a global issue. As the United States moves toward a new demographic landscape, policy implications and innovation are likely to follow at home and abroad. Michael Hodin, Robert Hormats and Jane Shaw discussed what's in store for a rapidly graying globe.
Fears Grow Over US Pension Crisis as Rhode Island's Debts Are Laid Bare
November 10, 2011 | The Guardian
The debt crisis engulfing local US governments could be even worse than first feared after a new report said Rhode Island's massive pension debt may have been severely underestimated. The report comes amid a spate of municipal bankruptcies across the US. This week, Jefferson County in Alabama filed for bankruptcy protection, the largest municipal collapse in US history.
The Next Challenge: Not Too Many People, But Too Few?
October 24, 2011 | Reuters
If the world follows the demographic habits of Europe -- and that's a big if -- by the year 2200 it could be home to a population of less than half its current level, living in housing built for almost three times that number. With the global population estimated to pass 7 billion on Oct. 31, many of policymakers' short-term worries revolve around providing resources for the additional 2-3 billion people expected to be born in the next half-century.
There is no age limit in the fight for health
September 18, 2011 | The Guardian
This week the United Nations is bringing together world leaders to discuss the global health crisis of non-communicable diseases (NCDs): strokes, cancer, heart attacks, lung disease and dementia. These diseases are on the rise like never before: by 2030, the World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that the top four killers in the world will be NCDs.
Corporate Policy on Technology and Aging during Panel Session entitled "Global Dialogue on Aging"
September 14, 2011 | U.S. Department of State
On September 15th during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) San Francisco Conference at the Westin Hotel Jane Shaw, Chairman of the Board at Intel, will be discussing for the first time corporate policy on Technology and Aging during a panel session entitled “Global Dialogue on Aging.” The dialogue includes Ambassador Kurt Tong, US Ambassador for APEC; John Beard, WHO (World Health Organization); Michael Hodin, Executive Director Global Coalition on Aging and Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; and Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary, HHS.
U.S. advocacy group unveils action plan to address "aging crisis"
June 16, 2011 | Xinhua News
WASHINGTON, June 15 (Xinhua) -- As the aging population has become a major concern in the developed world, a U.S. advocacy group on Wednesday rolled out an action plan aimed at transforming the "aging crisis" into prosperity.
In a Graying Population, Business Opportunity
February 6, 2011 | The New York Times
It's not easy being gray. For the first time ever, getting out of a car is no picnic. My back is hunched. And I'm holding on to handrails as I lurch upstairs. I'm 45. But I feel decades older because I'm wearing an Age Gain Now Empathy System, developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Agnes, they call it.
Michael Hodin: The Ethics of Aging
December 3, 2010 | Acton Institute
Ethics, Aging, and the Coming Healthcare Challenge – that's the title of a conference on Thursday at the Pontifical Lateran University. Co-sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family and the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, the conference is discussing how different advances in science and society affect what it calls “inter-generational” solidarity.
The Silver Tsunami and Other Vulnerable Groups
October 25, 2010 | The InterDependent
“Global aging is the single most consequential issue of our time,” said Michael Hodin, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations….Hodin was one of four panelists at a luncheon held on Oct. 13 by the Business Council for the United Nations….The event…brought together leaders from the private and public sectors to discuss new vulnerable groups and whether they are part of the international agenda for economic recovery.
The Financial Time Bomb of Longer Lives
October 16, 2010 | The New York Times
First the good news: We're living longer, healthier lives than ever before. We're already so used to the idea of greater longevity, in fact, that it may seem ho-hum to learn that boys and girls born in 2008 in the United States have life expectancies of 75 and 81, respectively. Those life spans, however, represent a bonus of about three decades, compared with Americans born in 1900.
Debt and the Demographics of Aging
May 24, 2010 | The Washington Times
Greece's recent fiscal meltdown wasn't caused just by carefree government spending. It was an inevitable result of the country's aging population, which has long been accustomed to extravagant health care and retirement benefits. This is what happens when 19th-century policy prescriptions are applied to 21st-century realities.