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The world is silvering, with the number of people over the age of 65 expected to double to 1.6 billion worldwide—or 17 per cent of the global population—’by 2050’. How countries respond to this trend will determine the quality of life of their elders. As website fa-mag tells us, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the University of Southern California’s Schaeffer Centre for Health Policy & Economics have developed a barometer to assess how countries are adapting to this demographic shift on the basis of five parameters: productivity and engagement; physical well-being; financial equity; social cohesion; and security. On the basis of this, they have released the John A Hartford Index of Societal Ageing, which ranks developed countries on how well they are preparing for their ageing population. Here’s the top 10:

Featured in Harmony — Celebrate Age Magazine
November 2017