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TCV Inspiration – Healthy Aging – Adding Life to Years

Posted May 18 2012 9:02am

The World Health Organization released this short video in celebration of World Health Day with a focus on healthy aging — “adding life to years.”

“For the first time in human history, the world will soon have more older people than children. The human race is ageing and we are unprepared. Unless we change the way we think and act about ageing, we will miss the opportunity to age in good health and to build a society where older people are respected and valued members of society ….” – World Health Organization

Excerpts from the 1-minute and 20-second video:

  • By 2050 2 billion of us will be age 60 and older.
  • Shattered myths about elders.
  • Value elders’ contributions.
  • Everyone benefits in societies where elders thrive.

If clicking on the PLAY button in embedded video does not work, click on link below box.

Thank you Marc Wortmann, Alzheimer’s Disease International , for bringing this to the attention of TheCaregiversVoice.com.

Related article – Aging – Why are we afraid of it?

 

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