Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Feb. 3–4, 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