SUMMIT MARKS EU'S COMMITMENT TO BUILDING AN AGE-FRIENDLY EUROPE BY 2020
Official Event of Ireland’s EU Presidency Hosted by Global Coalition on Aging and Ageing Well Network Will Drive Policy and Innovation for an Aging Europe
DUBLIN (13 June 3013) - The EU Summit on Active and Healthy Aging, beginning today in Dublin, will tackle the challenge of population aging, one of the most pressing issues facing Europe – and the globe. It comes just one day after the death of the world’s oldest person underscoring that aging can be characterized by health, productivity and optimism.
GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING TO BE HONORED BY AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH
GCOA and AFAR Celebrate Innovation in Aging
NEW YORK CITY (Apr. 15, 2013) - This evening Michael W. Hodin, PhD, executive director of the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA), will receive the Fred D. Thompson Award of Distinction from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) at AFAR's Annual Awards Dinner in New York City.
LEADING GLOBAL COMPANIES CHAMPION PROGRAMS FOR HEALTHY AND ACTIVE AGING
Global Coalition on Aging Announces Groundbreaking Initiatives in Celebration of World Health Day
NEW YORK CITY (Apr. 4, 2012) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) today reaffirms its commitment to healthy and active aging, as member organizations of the global business consortium announce innovative initiatives to enable an optimistic approach to the 21st century’s seminal challenge of population aging. Today’s announcement comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Health Day 2012, which is dedicated to the theme “Aging and Health: Good health adds life to years,” in recognition of and preparation for the most profound issue of our era.
WORKSHOP TO EXPLORE ADULT IMMUNIZATION STRATEGIES AS A PATHWAY FOR PREVENTION AND WELLNESS
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (May 31, 2012) – 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.
GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING EXPERTS HEADLINE FIRST WORLD CONGRESS ON HEALTHY AGEING
Coalition Brings Business Perspective to Global Dialogue
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (Mar. 19, 2012) – The Global Coalition on Aging will lead two plenary sessions during the First World Congress on Healthy Ageing, calling for business, government, NGOs, communities and individuals to take action toward increasing personal well being, productivity and economic growth as societies are aging at unprecedented rates. The Global Coalition is a main supporter of the congress, which takes place March 19-22 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD) ADDRESSES AGING DURING 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE
Global Coalition on Aging Presents Keynote Address on Aging, Health and Innovation
PARIS, FRANCE (June 22, 2011) – Today the Global Coalition on Aging in partnership with the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK), took a leading role in addressing the critical issue of aging populations in the 34 countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). During today’s OECD Conference on Health Reform, Michael Hodin, Executive Director of the Global Coalition discussed the impact of aging on OECD nations and cited examples of policy reforms and innovative business solutions to promote healthy and active aging in OECD countries.
WORLDWIDE COALITION CALLS FOR ACTION TO TRANSFORM "AGING CRISIS" INTO PROSPERITY
Principles Offer Path for Aging Populations to Become an Economic Growth Driver
NEW YORK CITY (June 15, 2011) – Transforming the worldwide “aging crisis” into an opportunity to drive global economic growth requires a fundamental shift in the policies and priorities of governments, corporations, NGOs and other stakeholders. Recognizing this shift, the Global Coalition on Aging (Global Coalition) today issued a call to action urging the adoption of the “Global Principles on Population Aging,” representing seven core values to guide the necessary changes businesses, governments, communities and individuals must undertake to maximize the opportunities of population aging.
ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION TAKES LEAD ON AGING AND INNOVATION
Day-long Policy Dialogue to Focus on Fiscal Challenges of and Innovative Solutions for Population Aging
Population Aging to Benefit from APEC Trade and Investment Approaches
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 8) – Today high level officials from the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Member Economies will meet with private-sector experts in the areas of heath and technology, global aging and U.S. government officials to develop strategies for population aging. This policy dialogue will aim to address the relationship between healthy aging and the economic challenges that accompany longevity. The challenges of population aging across all APEC Member Economies will benefit from collaboration in the healthcare and technology sectors characterized by public-private partnership agreements, regulatory harmonization based on international standards, and ongoing reductions in trade and investment barriers.
AMERICANS VIEW “AGING POPULATION” AS A CRITICAL GOVERNMENT PRIORITY
Survey Ranks “Aging Population” as a Top Tier Issue Along With “Economy” and “Jobs”
NEW YORK (Feb. 10, 2011) – A clear majority of Americans say the aging of the U.S. population and the anticipated economic and social consequences should be a top priority for policymakers in the new Congressional session, according to the results of a national survey released today.
Among a random sample of 1,000 Americans 18 or older interviewed in January 2011 at the time of the State of the Union Address, 85 percent believe the unprecedented age demographic shift underway will have a long-term impact on health care costs, federal and state budget deficits and society as a whole. Respondents ranked the consequences of aging as the most important issue the nation faces after the economy and job creation. The study was commissioned by the Global Coalition on Aging and conducted by Consensus Research Group, Inc.
“GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING” LAUNCHES AS 450 MILLION PEOPLE TURN 65 OVER NEXT TWO DECADES
Greater Longevity is a Call to Action for Governments, Industry, Global Institutions
NEW YORK (Jan. 26, 2011) – The Global Coalition on Aging announced its launch today as a pioneering new initiative to raise awareness and address the social and economic impact of global population aging. Founding members are AEGON, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Galderma, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Nutricia, Pfizer and Universal American Corp. Deloitte Consulting LLP is serving as an advisory member.