Spring Fellowship Opportunity With GCOA

This spring, the American Federation for Aging Research will place its Pearson Fellow with the Global Coalition on Aging. Through the mentorship of the GCOA management team, the fellow will help with the planning of the first-ever Silver Economy Forum in summer 2019, which will explore the opportunities of growing silver markets to achieve healthy and active aging. The Clarence Pearson Fellowship in Global Health and Aging is a paid fellowship for Masters-level students. For more information and to apply for the fellowship, please visit the AFAR website.

Source: AFAR

Latest Developments

We keep our members and partners in touch with the most recent updates and opinions in the worldwide dialogue on population longevity and related issues.

Is an Aging Population Hurting the U.S. Economy?

U.S. economic growth has been underwhelming for some time, averaging around 2% these days. In recent months, economic commentators have intensified their search for the underlying reason why the economy can’t kick into higher gear. They’ve landed on this highly disputable explanation: Too many old people.

New Report Connects Healthy Ageing to Economic Growth, Calling on G20 Leaders to Look to Vaccine Policy as a Critical Lever

(New York & Tokyo, August 5, 2019) – Today, the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) and the Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) published a new report, Measures to Ensure Healthy Ageing. The report connects economic growth and fiscal sustainability to healthy ageing and preventive healthcare measures, and points, in particular, to vaccines for adults as a key strategy.

De Blasio Administration Announces Reseating of the Age-Friendly NYC Commission

NEW YORK (July 23, 2019) – The de Blasio Administration, in partnership with the New York City Council and the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), announces the appointment of 18 new Age-friendly NYC Commission members, complementing 28 reseated members. The Commission is comprised of leaders from government, nonprofit, business, education, and health care.