Are you a healthy ageing champion?Through the initiative, we are looking to name and honour 50 leaders who have contributed to fostering healthy ageing in their respective area of work, whether within administrations, organizations, universities, businesses, local communities, and more. In doing this, we aim to celebrate their achievements and inspire others to learn how they too can help add life to years.
Are you who we are looking for?You may be someone - or know someone - who has:
- created products or services that enable people to live independently at home;
- developed programmes that brought generations together or keep people socially connected;
- found innovative solutions to manage health at work, enabling people who want to continue to work and to stay in work longer;
- reformed pensions or developed saving products that work in the second half of life;
- harnessed new technologies or resurfaced wisdom that may have been forgotten; or
- a multitude of other initiatives that help to improve health and well-being in older age
To nominate yourself or someone you know for the Healthy Ageing 50 initiative, please apply before 15 June
Longer lives are a human triumph
We have 9 more years to reverse the trend and create environments that foster healthy ageingThe United Nations declared 2021 to 2030 as the Decade of Healthy Ageing: ten years of concerted action to enable current and future generations to have longer and healthier lives. Adding life to years is possible. Data from countries such as Japan, Norway, Singapore, and Sweden show their older populations spend more time in good health. If we want to experience healthy ageing, we require innovations: at all levels (home, community, region and country); across all sectors (housing, transport, information and communication, education, labour, health, long-term care); engaging all stakeholders (government, non-government, academia, media, business); and across all disciplines (engineering, sciences, education, humanities, arts). We know that people are already innovating to increase health and well-being in older age. It is not only people who have job titles like mine. We are few. The real innovation is happening by the thousands of people who through personal experience, education, curiosity or passion for justice have recognized that today’s systems were designed for past generations and not current or future ones and who are being positively disruptive. It is now time to showcase these champions. If you have any questions about the Healthy Ageing 50, please contact .