Tuesday, January 20, 2009

AARP International Vol. 7, Issue 1 now available

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Older People in Asia

The Asia Society and AARP will host a discussion of how the current global financial and economic crisis is disproportionately affecting Asia's older populations. Panelists will discuss the challenges and issues and will provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and innovations to help older workers and improve their financial security. Jan. 26, 2009, New York, N.Y., United States
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Preparing for an Aging Society: The Singapore Experience

In the Winter 2009 edition of AARP's The Journal, the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, shares how his country is crafting new policies, improving the infrastructure, and developing effective programs to enable older citizens to lead full and happy lives.
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Reinventing Retirement Asia: Employment and Active Engagement Beyond 50

AARP and the Council for the Third Age (C3A) cohosted an international conference on older workers and financial security for seniors in Singapore, Jan. 7–9, 2009. The conference brought together more than 400 thought leaders and policy makers from governments, businesses, NGOs, and academia, from throughout Asia, Oceania, the United States, and from international bodies, such as the United Nations, the International Labor Organization, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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AARP Offers Two New International Databases

AARP has launched two new, searchable international databases. AgeSource Worldwide identifies several hundred information resources, such as clearinghouses, libraries, databases, training modules, and the like, in some 25 countries. AgeStats Worldwide provides access to comparative statistical data on the situation of older adults across countries or regions and covers a variety of topics. Start your search at: www.aarpinternational.org/database/.

Obama's Big Idea: Digital Health Records

The president-elect wants to computerize the nation's health care records in five years. But the plan comes with a hefty price tag, and specialized labor is scarce. Read this “CCN Money” article in AARP’s Bulletin Today.
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A Year-End Look at the Economic Slowdown’s Impact on Middle-Age and Older Americans

Throughout 2008, the economy was battered by falling housing prices, increasing foreclosure rates, record stock-market losses, rising unemployment, and weak consumer spending. In December 2008, AARP conducted a survey of middle-age and older Americans to learn how they had fared during the previous 12 months and to examine their expectations of the government during difficult times.
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2009 AARP International Innovative Employer Awards

Apply online for the 2009 AARP International Innovative Employer Awards, which are intended to recognize employers that have demonstrated innovative workforce or human-resources practices that address issues relevant to the age-50+ workforce.
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Feb. 3–4, 2009

  2009 AARP–U.N. Briefing, Series on Global Aging: 'In Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Older Persons'
United Nations Headquarters, New York, N.Y., United States

March 11–15, 2009
Ninth International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases
Prague, Czech Republic

March 12–15, 2009
Ageing in the Mediterranean World
Valletta, Malta



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