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Modern Aging: A Practical Guide for Developers, Entrepreneurs, and Startups in the Silver Market

Source: ACCESS Health International, 2015
Modern Aging is a practical guide for young entrepreneurs who wish to create businesses to serve the needs of the elderly. The book summarizes the curriculum of the Modern Aging program in Sweden, sponsored by ACCESS Health International and funded by the Swedish Postcode Foundation. The Modern Aging program competitively selected a group of young entrepreneurs. Those selected had the opportunity to submit a business plan, one of which was offered funds to initiate the proposed business. The program introduced the participants to Swedish experts in business and the needs of the elderly.

Towards Affordable Healthcare: Why Effective Innovation is Key

Source: International Longevity Centre – UK, June 2017
This report looks at one of the crucial pieces of the jigsaw – healthcare innovation. As one of the largest components of age-related public spending, healthcare is at the forefront of the challenge of ageing. While ensuring that we have a good healthcare system that requires continual improvements in the quality of services for users, it also requires improvements in the efficiency of the system to ensure its long run survival.

Current State of Research on Social Inclusion in Asia and the Pacific: Focus on Ageing, Gender and Social Innovation

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2017
This report provides a review and analysis of the current state of research on ageing, gender and social inclusion in the five sub-regions of the Asia Pacific. It also provides a review on how countries in the region have through social innovation adopted social inclusiveness at the national and sub-regional policymaking levels. Social innovation in this case refers to new ideas (products, services and models) that meet social needs and create new social relationships or collaborations that enhance society’s capacity to act for the benefit of every individual.

Protecting the Global Longevity Dividend

Source: Desmond O’Neill, February 2017
One of the unheralded developments in global health is the welcome increase in the number of older people (i.e., aged 60 or 65 years and older) in low-income and middle-income countries. In parallel with the gains from this longevity dividend, ageing presents particular challenges to health services. These challenges arise from increasing inter-individual variability and complexity of presentation of health conditions for which specialist geriatric services can provide effective responses.

Entitled to the Same Rights

Source: HelpAge International, 2017
Entitled to the same rights focuses on older women’s right to non-discrimination and equality, and their right to freedom from violence, abuse and neglect, reflecting the themes of discussion at the 8th session of UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing in July 2017. This report is result of the consultation with about 250 older women from 19 countries. It presents the themes and issues raised by the participants using their own words, expressions and phrases. Their responses have not been weighted in any way.