From the sicker-than-ever to the better-than-well, leading futurist Rod Falcon, leader of the Health Horizons Program at the ‘Institute for the Future’ talks about the work of the Aging Well Think Tank and explains how it is forecasting the future of aging and exploring how we can manage our collective health in the coming decade.
By 2020 more than 700 million people around the world will be over 65, how can we prepare for the impact of an aging population? Falcon looks at the developments that will help us to shape our bodies and minds, from technological advancements and scientific discoveries to lifestyle changes.
The article outlines that, to combat the varying causes of decline in collective health, people will need to change how they live, eat and care for themselves and those around them. Falcon outlines that science and technology offer several resources that can help us with our wellbeing, and that new developments in the future will continue to enable people to age well in the place of their choosing and remain connected to and engaged with their communities.
Read Towards a Healthy 2020: Transforming our Bodies and our Lifestyles