Cities and Longevity Program

In 2017, Instituto de Longevidade Mongeral Aegon launched the Cities and Longevity Program, a two-part initiative to drive more effective public policymaking for healthy and active aging. The Urban Development for Longevity Index (IDL City Index) analyzes public indicators to measure the readiness of Brazilian cities for population aging, focusing on 6 critical domains: healthcare, well-being, housing, leisure, work, and finances. An update to the Index, expected in 2019, will expand the assessment from 500 to 1,000 cities across Brazil. The second part of the program, the Public Management for Longevity Project (GPL Training Course), trains city managers in the use of the Index methodology, as well as in Design and Process Science, to support their ability to plan and implement policies that promote active and healthy aging in cities.

Instituto de Longevidade Mongeral Aegon is the Brazilian partner of the Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement.

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.

Health Equity Promise and That Innovation Thing

President Biden has pledged his administration to defeat cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases that target America’s aging population. To achieve these lofty goals, bold words must be backed up by bold actions.

Roundtable Report Highlights Importance of Immunizing Canada’s Caregivers Against Influenza, Identifying Challenges and Opportunities to Protect This Critical Group

The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) today released a report summarizing key insights from an expert roundtable on vaccinating Canada’s caregivers against influenza. The roundtable, held virtually, brought together leading Canadian health policy experts, family caregivers, patient advocacy groups, aging experts, and other thought leaders to discuss challenges and strategies to reach this critically important yet hard-to-reach group.

Women, Work, Wellness, and That Aging Thing…

The OECD Forum’s virtual event Women at The Frontline of the Recovery will presciently focus attention among policymakers and the public stakeholders alike on the unique relationship between the age demographic mega-trend and the essential policies needed for OECD economies to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Headlines of the Future Podcast: Decoding Healthy Aging

How can advancements in science and medicine make it possible for individuals to enjoy greater health and activity in their later years? For health leaders and organizations such as the Global Coalition on Aging, ensuring individuals can truly shine in their "Golden Years" is a matter of revisiting education and communication strategies, advancing digital health technologies and expanding access to healthcare innovation.

Longer Lifespans Require Secure Financial Futures

As many as half of 5-year-olds in the United States can now expect to live to 100, a population that is projected to swell in the decades ahead. Longer lifespans don’t guarantee a financially secure later life, however. If anything, in the absence of significant planning, extreme longevity may make financial security harder to attain.