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Your monthly UN Decade of Healthy Ageing update

Welcome to your UN Decade of Healthy Ageing update for August!

In this newsletter, learn more about:
  • An upcoming opportunity at the 77th UN General Assembly to learn how stakeholders are doing business differently under the Decade
  • Older people and emergency situations
  • Recent work to deliver integrated, person-centred care responsive to older people's needs
  • Upcoming opportunities to get involved
  • In case you missed it - events, publications, and more

Save the Date: Learn more about the latest on the Decade at the 77th UN General Assembly

DATE: 22 September 2022
TIME: 11:00am - 12:00pm EST

How is the Decade enabling us to do business differently towards improving the lives of older people, their families, and communities?

Save the date for a side event at the 77th UN General Assembly to learn more about the latest with the Decade and how to get involved!

The event will include:
  • The announcement of the first ever Healthy Ageing 50: inspirational leaders around the world transforming the world to be a better place to grow older
  • An engaging overview of key developments during the first 18 months of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing, provided by representatives from diverse stakeholder groups
  • A highlight of upcoming opportunities to join the movement, including the launch of a new multi-stakeholder initiative: the Healthy Ageing Collaborative
Further details on the side event, including how to register and participate remotely, will be posted on the Decade Platform and circulated through this newsletter and on social media once available.
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Help us highlight older people and emergency situations on the Decade knowledge Platform

Older people are among the most negatively affected by emergency situations such as extreme weather, conflicts, famine, and public health crises. Older people also take up active roles in such situations to support their families, loved ones, and wider communities.

And yet, older people are often overlooked in disaster response and recovery efforts, and their needs and contributions are frequently invisible.

As the world goes through unprecedented challenges, we need to ensure we leave no one behind – including older people. Learn from others and share what you know with the global community through the Decade knowledge exchange Platform's new topic hub on older people and emergency situations
Access the new topic hub
Learn more about the Decade Platform

Delivering person-centred, integrated care responsive to older people's needs

Health is a human right. We should all have access to person-centred, integrated care: affordable, high-quality care that puts our physical, emotional, and social needs at the centre – no matter what our age or what conditions we may have. (Learn why in this video.)

This UN Decade of Healthy Ageing, how do we deliver integrated care that is responsive to older people's needs? Here's some of the progress that has been made so far:
→ WHO's Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) approach offers a comprehensive package of tools designed to help key stakeholders in health and social care to understand, design, and implement a person-centred and coordinated model of care.

→ WHO recently concluded a pilot programme of the ICOPE approach across 4 sites in Andorra, China, France, and India. Older people who participated in the pilot shared their experiences and perspectives on how person-centred, integrated care transformed their health and lives. Watch the video here.

→ Are you looking for the best available information on the state of older people's health and well-being around the world? WHO's Ageing Data Portal, part of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing Platform, is freely available for you to explore where we are on healthy ageing across all UN Member States.
Making sure older people have access to integrated, affordable, and person-centred care is an important area for action during the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing. Please help us support your work by sharing what you're doing on the Decade Platform, or by contacting us!
Share what you know and learn from others on the Decade Platform

More opportunities to get involved

13 September 2022: Webinar - Healthy Ageing in the Commonwealth (CommonAge)

Learn from local, national, and global leaders about how we can foster healthy ageing in the Commonwealth.
14 September 2022: Healthy Ageing for All in Europe (WHO Regional Office for Europe)

A parallel session on healthy ageing in Europe is being held during the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.
15 September 2022: Bringing generations together for change (HelpAge International)

Explore how intergenerational approaches can help tackle issues facing older and younger people, based on a new guide by HelpAge.
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In case you missed it: events, publications, and more

Planning for Aging Societies: An Analysis of Governmental Plans for Healthy Aging from Around the World (AARP International)

Learn more about what is being done around the world through policy and planning to support the health and well-being of older people.
Position paper on optimizing brain health across the life course (WHO)

This paper highlights the importance of brain health at all ages on physical and mental health, and for positive social and economic impact.
International Youth Day (UN DESA and the Major Group on Children and Youth)

14 August: Watch an exchange of views among experts on intergenerational solidarity, future generations, ageism, and #AWorld4AllAges.
Multi-stakeholder Meeting on the human rights of older persons (OHCHR)

29-30 August 2022: Listen back to discussions on how gaps in existing human rights protection frameworks for older persons can be closed.
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