Ageing successfully an opportunity
Successful ageing and opportunity will be discussed at The Leading Edge event next month.
Lower birth rates and lower death rates are resulting in the population becoming increasingly older in number and in age.
More people are living into their 90s and reaching over 100 years. Technologies linked to ageing are changing our world, says SUPA-NZ’s strategic consultant Carole Gordon.
SUPA-NZ is a New Zealand agency that fosters age-friendly communities and business.
“This is no new statistic but this demographic change has been unfortunately portrayed as a tsunami of sad, unwell, unhappy elderly goldenagers.
“The reality is that more people in their 70s, 80s and 90s are not tired and worn out with limited abilities, but active citizenswanting to continue working, wanting to continue with their sports, wanting to participate in their communities, wanting to travel, wanting to live longer. Purposeful and meaningful ageing is what people today want.”
Carole says they are planning a programme that will be thoughtprovoking and informative and will provide an insightful dialogue to turn this phenomenon into an opportunity.
■ The event is at Mount Club on October 15 from 9.30am-4pm. Register at www.eventspronto.co.nz/successful-ageing
Carole Gordon says there is so much to talk about aging.