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SXSW 2021

To a Century and Beyond!

According to the World Health Organization, the proportion of the global population of aged 60 will double from 11% in 2006 to 22% by 2050. From the Blue Zone to the Silver Tsunami, there is no dispute that people are living longer. How people age is coming into question and is mounting pressure around the globe for public health efforts to promote health and well-being for people throughout their aging journeys. This spike in life expectancy will impact the affordability and design of housing, employment opportunities, transgenerational connection and transportation options. Learn how community advocates, policy makers, and startups are creating healthy longevity services and aging well communities.

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  1. What public health changes are enabling people to live longer and how are they evolving as we increase the age of our population?
  2. Now that people are living longer, what systems are in place to better serve an aging population and keep everyone healthy and lively?
  3. How can technology, urban planning, government policy, and improvements in public health help us all age gracefully?

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Dana Abramovitz, Owner, FYP Productions, LLC

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  • Tags: Health & MedTech
  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: A New Urgency
  • Level: Intermediate
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