Leaders transforming the world to be a better place to grow older

Are you a healthful ageing winner?

Through the Wholesome Ageing 50 initiative, we are on the lookout to name and honour 50 leaders who have contributed
to fostering healthy ageing in their respective place of operate, whether or not inside administrations, organizations, universities, corporations, nearby communities, and additional. In carrying out this, we goal to rejoice their achievements and encourage other people to find out how
they also can assistance include life to decades.

Are you who we are searching for?

You could be somebody – or know another person – who has:

  • produced goods or providers that permit people to dwell independently at property
  • developed programmes that brought generations together or continue to keep individuals socially connected
  • observed ground breaking answers to regulate health and fitness at get the job done, enabling people who want to continue to perform and to continue to be in work for a longer period
  • reformed pensions or made conserving items that operate in the 2nd half of lifestyle
  • harnessed new technologies or resurfaced wisdom that may well have been forgotten or
  • a multitude of other initiatives that assistance to increase health and properly-becoming in older age

You or the particular person you are contemplating of is likely another person who: makes connections and cuts throughout sectors and disciplines challenges stereotypes or moves past them is centered on results is innovating within just current networks or achieving out to strange
suspects or partaking with older people in a process of continual understanding and adaptation.

Whoever you are – high-profile icons or – as nonetheless – unsung heroes – if your tips and efforts are supporting to rework society to increase overall health and very well-staying in older age, your software is welcome.

To nominate yourself or an individual you know for the Healthful Ageing 50 initiative, you should implement below prior to 15 June

For a longer time life are a human triumph

To take pleasure in wellness and effectively-being in later lifestyle – healthier ageing – involves actual physical, social and financial environments that decrease dangers to health (e.g. air air pollution or falls), empower us to undertake balanced behaviors (e.g. physical exercise), give services
that foster capacity (e.g. wellbeing treatment) or enable people compensate if their potential declines (e.g. obtainable transportation, housing modifications, assistive technologies or extended-phrase treatment).

Globally we have been pretty productive at incorporating “years to life”. We have been significantly less successful at introducing “life to years”. Dependent on WHO world estimates for the past two a long time (2000 and 2019), the variety of years put in in superior
wellbeing soon after the age of 60, as described by healthy life expectancy, has declined. These tendencies are clearly the opposite of what we would like to see.

We have 9 extra decades to reverse the trend and build environments that foster wholesome ageing

The United Nations declared 2021 to 2030 as the Ten years of Healthful Ageing: ten years of concerted action to empower present-day and long term generations to have lengthier and healthier life. Introducing lifetime to decades is achievable. Details from countries such as Japan, Norway,
Singapore, and Sweden display their more mature populations shell out a lot more time in excellent health and fitness.

If we want to encounter balanced ageing, we have to have innovations: at all stages (property, neighborhood, location and state) throughout all sectors (housing, transportation, details and interaction, training, labour, wellness, long-phrase care) participating all stakeholders
(governing administration, non-government, academia, media, business enterprise) and throughout all disciplines (engineering, sciences, education and learning, humanities, arts).

We know that people are presently innovating to improve overall health and well-remaining in more mature age. It is not only men and women who have work titles like mine. We are handful of. The genuine innovation is happening by the 1000’s of folks who by means of particular experience, schooling,
curiosity or enthusiasm for justice have regarded that today’s units ended up designed for earlier generations and not latest or future types and who are being positively disruptive.

It is now time to showcase these champions. 

If you have any queries about the Wholesome Ageing 50, remember to contact [email protected].