Most of us can agree that it’s a good thing people all over the world are living longer.  The number of people over the age of 65 is expected to double in the next 25 years!  But how does society adjust to a population that is getting older?  In his new book, The Age of Aging: How Demographics Are Changing the Global Economy and Our World, George Mangus explores the challenges of global ageing .  He states that “Ageing is not a problem like climate change or global poverty. Nevertheless there are costs to reckoned with…”  IAHSA members are keenly aware of both the challenges and opportunities that global ageing presents.  They have developed innovative programmes to help improve the quality of care society provides to its elders.  You can learn about some of these stand-out programes on the IAHSA Web site.

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