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October 8, 2013

What People are Talking About

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THE WORLD IS AGING SO FAST that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of aging people, according to the Global AgeWatch Index 2013 released by the United Nations and an elder rights group.
 
The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries, with Sweden coming out on top and Afghanistan on the bottom. It reflects what advocates for the old have been warning, with increasing urgency, for years: Nations are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying faster than ever before. By the year 2050, for the first time in history, seniors older than 60 will outnumber children younger than 15.
 
The index lets you choose a country and see a report on how it ranks. The United States ranks 8th overall, but only 36th in terms of income security.
 
From Various Sources
by Paula Span
The New York Times
 
SeniorJournal.com
 
Science Daily
 
Caregiving Cafe Blog
 
The Easier Living Blog
 
by Paul Hogen
The Huffington Post 
 
by Beth Bierbower
A Seat at the Table Blog
 
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October 18
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST
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Computer History Museum
October 30
Mountain View, CA
 
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November 5
Cupertino, CA
 
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