World Health Organization Focus on Aging

The theme of World Health Day this past Saturday was “Good health adds life to years.” (www.cnn.com). I was pleased to see the focus on aging well and the challenge to stereotypes about elders. The article described the need to ensure that people are living healthier, as well as longer lives, as a public health issue that the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified as a priority.

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