Successful Ageing

Successful Ageing

Update 2st July

Dare To Dream Again

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” Read this and start a new life

GEORGE CARLIN’s view on Ageing

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Know more and get Inspired

A wonderful Old Age Poem By Edgar A Guest

Update 1st June

India’s stride towards Productive Ageing

By NISD – Government of India, know more

Update 15th May -

With age comes happiness

The study also found that baby boomers are not as content as other generations, African Americans are less happy than whites, men are less happy than women, happiness can rise and fall between eras, and that, with age the differences narrow. "Understanding happiness is important to understanding quality of life. The happiness measure is a guide to how well society is meeting people’s needs," said Yang Yang, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Chicago and author of the article "Social Inequalities in Happiness in the United States, 1972-2004: An Age-Period-Cohort Analysis," published in the April issue of the American Sociological Review, the official journal of the American Sociological Association. Read More

What is successful ageing and who should define it?

A forward looking policy for older age would be a programme to promote successful ageing from middle age onwards, rather than simply aiming to support elderly people with chronic conditions. But what is successful ageing? And who should define it? Read More

Productive ageing: voluntary action by older people

The "grey cloud" on the horizon today - the rapidly ageing population feared by the doom-and-gloom crowd - has several silver linings that have too long gone unnoticed, under-appreciated and under-utilized. One of these is the contribution of voluntary work by older persons, those who choose and who are able to remain active and productive members of society. Volunteering by older persons is a singular and particularly valuable mode of "productive ageing", because their contribution is the gift of life experience, skill, wisdom and human warmth to other generations. Read More

The Concepts of Successful and Positive Ageing

Ageing Americans increasingly are interested in adding life to their years rather than just adding years to their lives. They are redefining their work careers, learning new skills, developing new leisure pursuits, enrolling in educational courses and volunteering for social causes.Read more

Successful Ageing of the Healthy Brain

In our democratic free society, the human brain has the privilege and capacity to determine its own destiny, most of the time. But no one said it was easy. It has been said that ageing is not for sissies, but, in fact, life is not for sissies. I frequently use the title, "An Optimistic View of Ageing, " when I present my research. After all, who wants to listen to a talk called "A Pessimistic View of Ageing"? Yet, recently I was asked to speak at a retirement conference and I thought to myself, the concept of "retirement" is contrary to my personal and professional values, so should I accept this invitation? I regarded it as a challenge and said yes. Read More

Positive Ageing

Seniors today are living longer and healthier lives than previous generations. There are real opportunities for current and future seniors to enjoy an improved quality of life. However there are some challenges. Community attitudes to ageing all too often focus on loss of abilities rather than maximising older people’s capacities. Positive Ageing aims to change those attitudes. Read More

How to be happy and well rather than sad and sick

The world's longest continuous study of physical and mental health has come up with predictors that individuals can use to determine how well they will age. Read More

Towards a Society for All Ages New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy

The growth in the older population has significant policy implications for all nations throughout the world. In developed nations in particular, much of the debate on the ageing population centres around expected increases in health and retirement income expenditure. However, people are not just living longer; they are also living healthier and can contribute many more years to society. In New Zealand, a feature of the older population is the increasing ethnic and social diversity, with higher proportions of Māori, Pacific peoples and Asians who will have different needs and expectations. Read More

Successful Ageing in Johnson County

As more and more baby boomers reach retirement, the demand for a full array of retirement opportunities will expand even further. Johnson County already offers an abundance of opportunities for persons to age successfully and is considered among America’s best places to retire. In this report, we considered what could be done in the next five years that will help Johnson County continue to be a desirable place to grow older. In particular, we focused on three areas pertaining to successful ageing: education and leisure activities; programs and services offered by faith-based organizations; and opportunities for work and volunteering. Read More

Successful Ageing of the Oldest Old in China, Read More
Interesting Longevity Links, Read More