From the monthly archives:

August 2011

Well, looks like everyone is working to get on the aging population bandwagon.

Even the WHO (Who is the WHO exactly anyway?) is working on policies for active aging and making cities more “age friendly. Here’s a few excerpts from the study:

Active ageing policy is defined as “optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age.”

yep – that’s logical.

The active ageing approach is grounded in the UN-recognized principles of independence, participation, dignity, care and self-fulfilment.

The UN is involved?


It acknowledges the importance of gender, earlier life experiences, and culture on how individuals age. It takes into account the biological, psychological, behavioural, economic, social and environmental factors that operate over the course of a person’s life to determine health and well-being in later years.

What’s all that suppose to mean anyway?

Some times these involved studies read more like things from people who just like to hear themselves talk rather than anything useful. What do you think?

You can see the whole WHO Report here if your interested.