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  1. Infographic on Vision Health and the Future of Work

    Left unaddressed, presbyopia and other preventable visual impairments will have cascading impacts across healthcare and the 21st century workplace. This infographic, created in partnership with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, outlines many of the these impacts and associated costs. The paper calls for actions by policymakers and employers to prevent avoidable visual…

  2. Advocacy Brief on Healthy Vision

    More than 2.2 billion people worldwide have a visual impairment or vision loss, and this number is poised to grow because the risk increases with age. Over 90% of vision impairment worldwide is avoidable. However, an estimated 802 million older people across the world are living with preventable vision loss but have no access to…

  3. Report on Caregiving and 21st Century Employer Benefits

    In November 2021, GCOA released a report linking 21st century employer benefits to a new social contract for how to meet growing employee needs in our aging society. The new report, Shining a Spotlight on Caregiving: Employer Practices Through a Policy Lens, offers five principles that will transform how we understand and approach this topic: Work should not…

  4. Decade of Healthy Ageing Platform

    GCOA is a key partner in the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing Platform. The Platform is an inclusive, collaborative space where all knowledge relevant for the Decade can be accessed, shared, and interacted with in one place by all aging stakeholders around the world. GCOA has not only contributed publications to the Platform but will…

  5. Report on Retirement Planning in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    An August 2021 report from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, Living in the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Health, Finances, and Retirement Prospects of Four Generations, examines the experiences four generations – Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers – and the impacts of the pandemic on their health, employment, financial well-being, and their ability to save…

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