Continuously low or shrinking birth rates, the aging of the baby boomer generation, and rising life expectancies and retirement ages are causing unprecedented population and workforce aging around the globe. These developments have spurred an increased interest in the topic of active aging. The World Health Organization defines active aging as “the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation, and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age.” As a policy framework, active aging is now endorsed widely by organizations such as the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the European Commission.
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