Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity Report Summit: Enabling a Virtuous Cycle for Healthy Longevity in the U.S.
A meeting co-organized by the National Academy of Medicine and AARP
Workshop Date and Time: November 14, 2022 | 8:45am to 5:30pm ET
Where: National Academy of Sciences | 2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20418 & via webcast
Global aging provides an unprecedented opportunity and challenge. Population aging has been viewed as burdensome to society and families, costly to governments, and a driver of economic decline. But population aging as a burden is not inevitable. Emerging bodies of research highlight the strengths of older people and their many contributions to families and societies through paid work, caregiving, and volunteering. These contributions could expand exponentially if barriers to full participation in society are removed.
The National Academy of Medicine’s Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity report provides guidance to societies on how to create more years of good health through strengthening their social infrastructure, physical environment, health systems, and opportunities for education, work, and retirement. Good health in turn, increases social, human, and economic capital.
The NAM is holding a one-day symposium in Washington DC to discuss how societies can take the recommendations from the report and reap the benefits of global aging by creating healthy longevity, defined in the report as “the state in which years in good health approach the biological life span, with physical, cognitive, and social functioning, enabling well-being across populations.” The meeting will explore enablers of healthy longevity from multiple perspectives. Speakers and panelists will include nationally known experts from news and media, policy, research, and business who will discuss possibilities of overcoming barriers to healthy longevity.