The progressive aging of the population is a major challenge worldwide. In the coming decades, the proportion of older people will significantly increase, while the number of younger people will decline.
According to the United Nations, the number of people aged 65 years or over is projected to triple by 2050, reaching almost 1.5 billion people worldwide. In addition, the number of people aged 80 years or over is expected to quadruple by 2050.
This demographic shift has implications for healthcare and social services, and the economy. The demand for healthcare services and long-term care facilities will rise, increasing costs.
In this context, SILVER ECONOMY refers to the economic opportunities and challenges presented by the growing population of older adults. It presents challenges related to the increased demand for healthcare and social care services, and also presents opportunities for products and services tailored to older adults’ needs.
Implementing new technologies and solutions for ACTIVE AND HEALTHY LIVING is crucial for the development of the silver economy. Leveraging technology allows for innovative solutions that promote independent and well-being among older adults, while also reducing the burden on healthcare and social care systems.
Active and Healthy Living is all about empowering seniors to maintain an active lifestyle, both physically and mentally, while ensuring their overall well-being. It encompasses various aspects that contribute to a high quality of life, including physical fitness, mental stimulation, social engagement, and emotional well-being.
The concept recognizes the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle for seniors, focusing on their engagement, independence, and connected to communities rather than decline due to aging.
There are a wide range of services tackling Active and Healthy Living:
Together, let’s address the challenges posed by the aging population and develop effective strategies to overcome them.