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EU CARE PARTNERS MEET TO DEVELOP AND APPROVE TRAINING CURRICULUM

NEW YORK (March 23, 2017) – The EIT Health CARE CAMPUS steering group met on March 13 and 14 at the University of Oxford’s Ageing Institute to further develop and approve the initiative’s e-learning platform and modules. These learning tools will allow existing healthcare professionals to develop a deeper understanding of care, as well as help family caregivers navigate their role as elder caregivers.
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SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR A LIFETIME OF HEALTHY SKIN

American Skin Association Releases New Guidelines — An Invaluable Tool for People of All Ages to Protect Their Health and Quality of Life, Now and in the Future

NEW YORK (March 15, 2017) – They sound like simple, common sense steps for your daily routine, but they can make all the difference in ensuring healthy skin for people from birth to 100. American Skin Association (ASA) announced today the official launch of its Seven Principles for a Lifetime of Healthy Skin.
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THE MILKEN INSTITUTE RELEASES 2017 “BEST CITIES FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING” RANKINGS

Provo-Orem, UT and Iowa City, IA Take Top Spots Among Large and Small Metros

LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2017) – The Milken Institute today released the third edition of its “Best Cities for Successful Aging“ report and index, a collaboration between the Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging and its Research Department. The report evaluates 381 U.S. metropolitan areas to determine how well they serve the needs of the nation’s growing population of mature adults, enabling them to age productively, securely, and in optimal health.
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GCOA COMMENDS TRANSAMERICA AND AEGON FOR GROUNDBREAKING RETIREMENT REPORT FOCUSING ON THE SELF-EMPLOYED

NEW YORK (January 31, 2017) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) congratulates the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS) and the Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement (ACLR) for the release of their groundbreaking new report, Retirement Preparations in a New Age of Self-Employment. The first-of-its-kind report assesses the retirement outlook of self-employed workers around the world.
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DIGITAL SILVER FORUM SHOWCASES TECHNOLOGY, POLICY, AND BUSINESS INNOVATION FOR $15 TRILLION SILVER MARKET

The Unique One-Day Event Brought Focus on Active and Healthy Aging to Slush, Europe’s Largest Startup Conference

HELSINKI, FINLAND (December 8, 2016) – On November 29, the inaugural Digital Silver Forum convened nearly 300 leaders from global businesses, startups, NGOs, governments, and policymaking organizations for a day-long event in Helsinki to connect digital innovation and healthy and active aging for the $15 trillion silver market. Digital Silver brought focus to the increasing recognition and response to the growing influence of consumers over 60.
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NESTLÉ SKIN HEALTH HONORED BY THE AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH

NEW YORK (November 14, 2016) – Nestlé Skin Health was honored with the 2016 Honorary Leadership Award from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) for its Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD initiative (Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development) which aims to advance the future of skin health. AFAR is a U.S. nonprofit health, medical and scientific organization that supports healthy aging through biomedical research. 
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EIT HEALTH CARE AND GCOA RECOGNIZE WORLD ALZHEIMER'S DAY

The EIT Health CARE Partnership is Responding to Critical Need for Trained Elder Caregivers in Europe

MUNICH, GERMANY (September 21, 2016) – As we mark World Alzheimer's Day, the Caregiving and Ageing Reimagined in Europe (CARE) initiative, funded by European Innovation and Technology Health (EIT Health), is well underway creating the core training materials to support the critical need for elder caregiving throughout Europe, which of course includes Alzheimer’s caregiving needs. 
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GCOA CEO MICHAEL HODIN GIVES KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO NEW ZEALAND CONFERENCE ON THE SILVER ECONOMY

NEW YORK (August 11, 2016) – Michael W. Hodin, the CEO of the Global Coalition on Aging, today gave the keynote address at the Leading Edge Symposium in Tauranga, New Zealand, a first-ever gathering on aging in the country. Speaking before New Zealand’s most prominent leaders in business, policy and academia, Hodin provided a global perspective on the market and policy opportunities stemming from population aging and highlighted examples and lessons for New Zealand as they explore this opportunity.
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NEW PAPER CALLS FOR ADULT VACCINE QUALITY MEASURES

Michael Hodin Joins Former U.S. Surgeon General and Other Experts as Co-Author of Adult Vaccines Access Coalition Report

NEW YORK (August 1, 2016) – In a new white paper, The Value and Imperative of Quality Measures for Adult Vaccines, renowned experts across health, aging and immunization, including Michael Hodin, CEO of the Global Coalition on Aging, explain how vaccine quality measures can prevent illness and death, reduce caregiving demands, save unnecessary healthcare spending, and set the foundation for healthy aging. 
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GCOA PARTNERS WITH EIT HEALTH TO LAUNCH CARE INITIATIVE ACROSS EUROPE

Groundbreaking Public-Private Partnership Will Improve Elder Caregiving, Create Jobs

NEW YORK (July 7, 2016) – Today the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) and Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) released a groundbreaking report, titled Caring for America’s Seniors: The Value of Home Care, proving the growing and critical role of professional home care in the United States in response to the millions of aging Americans who will need care. The report shines a spotlight on home care as a valuable and vital part of the solution to the challenges that accompany population aging.
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NEW REPORT SHINES LIGHT ON VALUE OF GROWING HOME CARE SECTOR WITHIN AMERICA’S HEALTH CARE CONTINUUM

Home Care Association of America and Global Coalition on Aging Demonstrate the Critical Role Home Care Plays for Seniors, Their Families, the Health Care System and the Nation’s Economy As America’s Aging Population Continues to Grow

WASHINGTON, DC (June 15, 2016) – Today the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) and Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) released a groundbreaking report, titled Caring for America’s Seniors: The Value of Home Care, proving the growing and critical role of professional home care in the United States in response to the millions of aging Americans who will need care. The report shines a spotlight on home care as a valuable and vital part of the solution to the challenges that accompany population aging.
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GCOA APPLAUDS FOUNDING MEMBER NESTLÉ SKIN HEALTH ON AMERICAN SKIN ASSOCIATION HONOR

Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD Centers to Receive ASA’s Corporate Leadership Award

NEW YORK (April 18, 2016) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) congratulates Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD (Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development) on receiving the 2016 Corporate Leadership Award from the American Skin Association (ASA).  Launched in December of 2014 to address the rising skin health challenges that will accompany a growing aging population, the first SHIELD center, opening later this spring, will be located in New York City, followed by Shanghai and other locations in Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America.
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NEW REPORT SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY AND MAPS PATHWAY FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH AMIDST GLOBAL POPULATION AGEING

PARIS AND NEW YORK (1 March 2016) - The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) released a joint report on the insights gathered during an expert consultation co-organized in partnership with the Harris Manchester College at Oxford University on 1-2 September 2015. The report titled, “Promoting Active Ageing in the Digital Economy: Inclusion, Adaptation and Innovation,” shines a spotlight on the challenges and opportunities that accompany a rapidly evolving digital economy, particularly for ageing societies.
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GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO A LIFE COURSE APPROACH TO IMMUNIZATION ON WORLD PNEUMONIA DAY

NEW YORK (November 12, 2015) – As part of its ongoing commitment to healthy and active aging, the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) is proud to raise awareness of World Pneumonia Day, draw attention to pneumonia’s continued prevalence in communities around the world, and promote the importance of immunization as a core strategy for prevention and wellness across the life course. 
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THE ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT, GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING AND HARRIS MANCHESTER COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY MAP STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY FOR ALL AGES

OXFORD, ENGLAND (23 September 2015) – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) convened on September 1-2 an expert consultation on Active Ageing in the Digital Economy in partnership with the Harris Manchester College, Oxford University. International experts from industry, ageing, technology and public policy mapped strategies to prepare for the changes that accompany a rapidly evolving digital economy. 
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RELIGIOUS, BUSINESS AND SOCIAL-SECTOR LEADERS SET FORTH A CALL TO ACTION FOR REIMAGINING CARE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

“New Models of Care” Consensus Statement Issued as Guidance for Pope Francis’s U.S. Trip

NEW YORK (17 September 2015) – In anticipation of Pope Francis’s visit to the United States next week, the leaders of the “New Models of Care for an Aging Society” symposium issued a consensus statement recognizing the moral and ethical obligations of religious institutions, government, business and society as a whole to reframe and restructure existing care models for the global aging population.  Convening organizations include the Global Coalition on Aging, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Instituto Bruno Leoni, and Markets Culture and Ethics Research Centre.
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LEADERS PURSUE NEW APPROACHES TO ACTIVE AGEING ACROSS THE LIFE COURSE THROUGH SKIN HEALTH, AGE-FRIENDLY CITIES AND INNOVATION

2015 Shenyang Active Ageing Summit Convenes Cross-Sector Stakeholders to Advance Partnerships to Enable Ageing Populations in China and Across the Globe

SHENYANG, P.R. CHINA (22 July 2015) – Today cross-sector industry leaders, government officials and international experts in ageing, dermatology, public policy and business have come together to affirm the need for further action and awareness around the social and economic importance of healthy and active ageing across the life course as well as the essential role that healthy skin plays in that process.
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GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING APPLAUDS WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON AGING FOR SHINING A LIGHT ON SEMINAL POLICY ISSUE OF 21ST CENTURY 

WASHINGTON, DC (July 13, 2015) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) applauds the White House for convening the 2015 White House Conference on Aging to focus on the most transformational issue of the 21st century – the aging of America’s population. The Conference will serve as a marker for the United States demonstrating how we as a nation can most effectively address the aging of our population, which is already having a major impact on all countries around the world. 
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GLOBAL CROSS-SECTOR LEADERS UNITE, COMMIT TO "LIFE COURSE OF HEALTHY SKIN GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP"

Consensus Statement of the 2014 Manchester Summit on Active Ageing and Healthy Skin Calls for Action and Innovation in Skin Health as a Path to Wellness, Social Value and Economic Growth

NEW YORK AND LONDON (4 December 2014) – Today the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) and Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) announced the “Life Course of Healthy Skin Global Partnership,” declared by way of a consensus statement of the delegates of the 2014 Manchester Summit. 
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GCOA FOUNDING MEMBER ANDY SIEG OF BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH TO BE HONORED WITH AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH CHAIRMAN'S AWARD

NEW YORK (12 November 2014) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) congratulates Andy Sieg, Managing Director and Head of Global Wealth & Retirement Solutions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, on receiving the 2014 Chairman's Award of Distinction from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR).  
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THE SILVER ECONOMY IS A NEW PATH TO ECONOMIC GROWTH THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH POSITIVE SYNERGIES ACROSS POLICIES, ACCORDING TO OECD EXPERTS AT THE OXFORD CONSULTATION ON "THE SILVER ECONOMY: FACTS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES" 

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Global Coalition on Aging and Harris Manchester College at Oxford University Set Positive Agenda for Ageing as a Driver of Productivity, Wealth and Social Value

OXFORD, ENGLAND (1 July 2014) – The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) convened on 26 June an expert consultation in partnership with the Harris Manchester College at Oxford University to develop concrete solutions and accelerate innovation around creating a Silver Economy where ageing populations are part of the economic growth equation.  
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SKIN HEALTH IDENTIFIED AS CRITICAL COMPONENT OF ACTIVE AND HEALTHY AGEING AS GLOBAL EXPERTS GATHER FOR 2014 MANCHESTER SUMMIT  

First Summit on Active Ageing and Healthy Skin Convenes in Manchester, Europe's Premier Age-friendly City

MANCHESTER, UK (23 June 2014) - For the first time, ageing and dermatology experts and global thought leaders have come together to promote skin health as a critical component of active and healthy ageing. There is an opportunity to educate the global public health community of the positive impact good skin health across the life course has on individuals, families and health systems.
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WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY OPENS DOORS TO HEALTHIER AND MORE ACTIVE AGING

Global Coalition on Aging and Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease Lead Discussion on Uses of Wearable Technology to Keep Aging Population More Active and Healthier

NEW YORK (May 22, 2014) – Wearable technology can be much more than a fun gadget or fashion statement, according to more than 50 business, academia, government and non-profit leaders gathered at Google’s Glass Basecamp in New York City.
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RESURGENCE IN EMERGING MARKET ECONOMIC GROWTH TO BE FOUND IN AGING POPULATIONS

New White Paper from the Global Coalition on Aging Challenges Policymakers to Leverage Aging Populations as Economic Growth Drivers

NEW YORK (April 17, 2014) -- The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) today released a new white paper urging policymakers at the global and national levels to develop policies and programs that utilize aging populations, which are traditionally considered barriers to economic growth, as active and productive resources that revitalize and ensure sustainable growth.
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NEW RESEARCH REVEALS AMERICANS ARE NOT SAVING ADEQUATELY FOR TRAVEL IN RETIREMENT DESPITE ITS POSITIVE EFFECTS ON THE HEALTHY AGING PROCESS

Calls for Proactive Saving by Individuals and Further Investigation of the Health Benefits of Travel

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (December 12, 2013) -- Today, the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS) unveiled new research connecting Americans' dreams of traveling in retirement and the need to financially prepare for travel as part of a healthy aging process.
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U.S. SENATE CONVENES HISTORIC ROUNDTABLE ON AGING RESEARCH

Global Coalition on Aging Leads Call to Action for Federal Research Priorities

WASHINGTON, DC (October 31, 2013) -- Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) Executive Director Michael W. Hodin, PhD, led a discussion with  the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging’s Members’ Roundtable on the nation’s most pressing needs around aging demographics.
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GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING CALLS FOR ADULT IMMUNIZATION TO TOP THE GLOBAL POLICY AGENDA AS A CORE PREVENTIVE HEALTH STRATEGY

New Report Shows Effectiveness of Immunization Through All Life Stages

NEW YORK CITY (July 11, 2013) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) today called for attention from policymakers and the global health community to adopt a life-course approach to immunization.  In its new report, “Life-Course Immunization: A Driver of Healthy Aging,” GCOA highlights the absence of adult immunization in healthy aging strategies and the need for a greater awareness of the role of vaccines as a preventive measure as the global population ages.
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ALZHEIMER’S SET TO MOVE FROM THE MOST DAUNTING GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS TO THE 21ST CENTURY’S FISCAL NIGHTMARE

OECD and the Global Coalition on Aging Convene at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University to Shape New Approaches for Solutions

OXFORD, UK (26 June 2013) – The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Harris Manchester College, Oxford University and Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) concluded on Friday 21 June, an “Expert Consultation on Unlocking Global Collaboration to Accelerate Innovation for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.” 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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“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.
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