Webinar: A Decade of Healthy Ageing? What good looks like and how we get there

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020
Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm BST (9.30am  11.00am EDT) 

The Decade of Healthy Ageing, which has been spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN), feels far off in the midst of a global pandemic. 

The coronavirus pandemic has hit countries across the world, and older people hardest, exposing critical gaps in health systems to support people to not only live longer but also healthier lives, and highlighted the urgent need for a global concerted effort to ensure healthy ageing is a policy priority. 

Speakers included: 

  • James Appleby, Chief Executive Officer, Gerontological Society of America 
  • Dr Jane Barratt, Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing  
  • Ken Bluestone, Head of Policy and Influencing, Age International 
  • Prof Julie Byles, ILC Australia 
  • Amal Abou Rafeh, Chief, Programme on Ageing, DESA, United Nations

In this webinar, our expert speakers explored: 

  • What the Decade of Healthy Ageing means in the context of COVID-19;  
  • What good looks like and how we get there; 
  • How governments, businesses and third sector organisations can get involved and drive forward a Decade of Healthy Ageing. 

 This webinar was supported through a charitable grant from Pfizer. 

Take a look at the slides and recording below.