Are We Building an Age-Friendly World?
Historically, there has been limited collaboration between the public health sector and aging fields. Currently, there is mounting pressure for public health efforts to promote health and well-being for people as they age. According to the World Health Organization, “the proportion of the global population aged 60 will double from 11% in 2006 to 22% by 2050.” This demographic shift in rural areas is even more accentuated as young people migrate to the cities. This spike in life expectancy will impact the affordability and design of housing, employment opportunities, transgenerational connection and transportation options. Learn how community advocates, policymakers and tech startups are creating communities that you would want to (and can) grow old in. [br /][br /] [b][a href=”https://schedule.sxsw.com/2020/events/PP106541″ target=”_blank”]Find more information about this event here[/a][/b]