Economic Progress

How can we age healthily?

An elderly lady walks with her dog in Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro September 13, 2011. World Bank data show the growth rate of Brazil's older population as many times that of the most developed countries in Europe, projected to equal 14% of the population by 2033, while Copacabana has the largest number of  retirees of any neighborhood in the country. Picture taken September 13, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY) - GM1E79F0ERY01

A new concept of healthy ageing has emerged. Image: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Marcia G. Ory
Regents and Distinguished Professor, Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives, Texas A&M University
Basia Belza
The Aljoya Endowed Professor of Aging, Director of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, University of Washington
Matthew Lee Smith
Co-Director of Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging, Texas A&M University
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