Innovations in Healthy Aging in Latin America – February 3, 2022

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Meridian is pleased to be hosting it's next Diplocraft program titled "Innovations in Healthy Aging in Latin America" to explore lessons learned in healthy aging in Latin America and how they can be applied throughout the world. The program will serve as the launch for AARP's most recent edition of its internationally acclaimed publication The Journal which focuses on Latin America. It will also explore the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing.

For more information, please contact Ryan Scherba.


Thursday, February 3, 2022 @ 10:00 AM EST


Thursday, February 3, 2022 @ 11:30 AM EST

Location: Online


By 2050, one-sixth of the world’s population will be 65 or older. While this demographic shift poses challenges in the workplace, healthcare, technology, and housing - especially in the post-pandemic world, there are also many opportunities to harness the social and economic power of a multigenerational society. Given its rapid pace of population aging, Latin America and the Caribbean have started to demonstrate ways to take advantage of those key opportunities that accompany demographic change. What are innovative ways to encourage healthy aging around the world? What are areas of cooperation that governments, the private sector, and multilateral organizations can collaborate to support this population? This discussion will also explore the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing and launch AARP’s latest edition of its internationally acclaimed publication, The Journal, which profiles healthy aging in Latin America.


This fully virtual program will feature opening remarks from President-elect of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Dr. José Ricardo Jauregui that will set the stage for a panel discussion with Ambassador of Argentina His Excellency Jorge Argüello, Ambassador of Costa Rica His Excellency Fernando Llorca Castro, Director of the Department of Social Inclusion at the Organization of American States Dr. Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging at U.S. Health and Human Services Edwin L. Walker.

This program is generously supported by AARP.

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