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Changing Aging

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At Home Instead Senior Care, we are actively changing the face of aging. What does that mean?

It means we are working to abolish perceptions about the burdens of growing older and tapping in to the talents and contributions of older people such as wisdom and experience. It also means we are enhancing the lives of aging adults and their families.

Paul Hogan, Founder and Chairman of Home Instead Senior Care, serves as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Aging and leading the Home Instead charge to help people around the world age with more dignity and respect.

As part of its efforts to celebrate the successes associated with aging, Hogan and his fellow Council members recently released a book titled, Global Population Aging: Peril or Promise?

According to the Council:

“Current demographic changes require comprehensive responses. However, much of the discussion focuses on the challenges occasioned by an ageing society rather than on the opportunities. These negative scenarios need not be our fate; there are significant benefits to an aging world, but they require smart policies. This Council focuses on healthy aging and the discourse on aging to facilitate healthy and participative living in age-friendly environments and to realize the social and economic potential of elders.”

Paul Hogan co-authored Chapter 7, Social Capital Lifelong Learning and Social Innovation (page 39), with Simon Biggs, Professor of Gerontology and Social Policy at University of Melbourne (Australia), and Laura Carstensen, Director of Stanford Center on Longevity. Read Chapter 7 Social Capital, Lifelong Learning and Social Innovation.

Hogan also penned Chapter 12 (page 61), Design and Operation of Health Systems in Developing Countries, with Linda Fried, and Jack Rowe, from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Read Chapter 12 Design and Operation of Health Systems in Wealthy Industrial Countries.

The old face of aging is isolation; the new face is companionship

The old face of aging is institutionalization; the new face is having the choice to age at home

The old face of aging is fear; the new face is hope

-Paul Hogan

Home Care Mississauga helping older adults and elderly live independently and safely at home. Please call 905- 276-2273.


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