Aging

With the simultaneous fall of fertility rates and uptick in longevity, demographic change is becoming one of the most fundamental evolutions of our century. By 2030, it is estimated that there will be more people over the age of 60 than children younger than 10. This worldwide phenomenon has deep social and economic implications. The most prevalent Aging narratives until now have been alarmist, largely portraying Seniors as burdens on our social systems and further entrenching aging as a taboo topic.  

Yet, these societal shifts represent unique opportunities to shape the future of humanity. The world’s leading social entrepreneurs focused on Aging – roughly 60 Ashoka Fellows thus far – have already identified three main intervention points that drastically improve our experience of aging. Their solutions radically reimagine: aging culture; seniors’ contributions to society; and how seniors are cared for. 

Guided by these and future insights, Next Now: Aging aims to change the course of history by uniting leaders around audacious goals that promote intergenerational harmony, dignity and purpose for all seniors. Together, this ecosystem of visionary changemakers will build a brighter future. A future that addresses and anticipates our most urgent aging challenges. A future in which no one gets left behind. Because the world is changing fast and the time to act is Now. 

In the coming months, the Next Now/Aging team will be assembling a team of visionary co-creators who will shape an ambitious vision for the field and narrow in on an initial set of audacious goals to team up around. Stay tuned for more details.

Team

Events

Wed, 1 Jul 2020

Ashoka Fellow Al Etmanski and partner Vickie Cammack share the journey that led them to found the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, and how it has taken them to their current mission to promote Natural Caring.

Please join Al, Vickie, other Ashoka Fellows and friends for this special event.

Thu, 25 Jun 2020

Ashoka Fellow Marc Freedman shares how and why he founded Encore.org, originating the encore career idea linking second acts to the greater good, and becoming one of the nation’s leading experts on the longevity revolution.

Please join Marc, other Ashoka Fellows and friends for this special event.

Wed, 17 Jun 2020

Ashoka Fellow Anil Patil shares how and why he established Carers Worldwide, enabling support systems and infrastructure that transforms the lives of unpaid family carers in developing countries.

 

Please join Anil, other Ashoka Fellows and friends for this special event
on June 17, 2020 from 16:00-17:00 [UTC/GMT +02:00]

Contact us for more information on how to join online.

Wed, 10 Jun 2020

Ashoka Fellow  Sérgio Serapião shares how and why he founded LAB60+, a movement of people and organizations, to revolutionize the meaning of longevity.

Please join Sergio, other Ashoka Fellows and friends for this special event
on June 10, 2020 from 16:00-17:00 [UTC/GMT +2:00]

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Wed, 3 Jun 2020

Ashoka Fellow Ole Kassow shares why he founded Cycling Without Age, and how offering free trishaw rides in his community turned into a global movement that creates relationships that break isolation and loneliness in old age.

 

Please join Ole, other Ashoka Fellows and friends for this special event
on June 3, 2020 from 16:00-17:00 [UTC/GMT +02:00]

Contact us for more information on how to join.