As the number of Americans older than the traditional retirement age steadily rises, the United States is poised to revitalize its global economic strength by approaching its aging population not as a crisis, but rather a promising opportunity for economic growth. Please join Joseph Coughlin, Robert Hormats, and Kelly Michel to discuss the core of this approach, healthy and active aging, which will require serious public policy reform, new business strategies, and profound sociological shifts in views on aging.
On the occasion of CFR's 90th anniversary, we will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.
**Please note this meeting was previously scheduled for January 12, but will now be held on February 14.**
**For further analysis on the U.S. aging population, please see CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Michael Hodin's blog post, Why 'Gray' is the New Golden Opportunity.
The World Health Organization has deemed "Aging and Health" the theme of this year's World Health Day, observed on April 4, recognizing its importance as a global issue. As the United States moves toward a new demographic landscape—by 2020 the number of Americans older than the traditional retirement age will have grown considerably—policy implications and innovation are likely to follow at home and abroad. Please join Michael Hodin, Robert Hormats, and Jane Shaw to discuss what is in store for a rapidly graying United States with a focus on the public and private sectors.