The Aging Crisis
The Age Wave is Coming
Before 2020, people aged 65 and older will outnumber children under age 5 for the first time in human history. But what does this really mean?
The next time you’re out and about, look around. Do you notice more and more older adults around you? You may not yet, but society is changing. Soon, people over age 65 will outnumber younger ones, and it’s not just in your neighborhood. The global population is graying at astonishing rates, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon.
Our rapidly aging society is poised to impact us all. By 2050, the 65+ population will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens. Additionally, those living beyond age 80 are expected to triple over the next 30 years.
As our older adult population grows globally, so will the number of people who need every day help. And one day, that could include you. Family members typically step in to care for aging loved ones, and when they can’t, professional caregivers and health care workers can help. But soon, not only will older adults outnumber younger ones, we will face a shortage of professionals to care for our aging population. In recent years, people have been departing from the professional caregiving sector at a faster rate than they’ve been joining it. With fewer people available to provide support, who will care for the world’s seniors?
If everyone can do a little bit of care, we can care for everyone.
That’s where you can help. If everyone can do a little bit of care, we can care for everyone. Just like the popular saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” a caring community can help support and care for older adults in our communities. Working together, we can help increase the world’s capacity to care for our aging global village.
So, let’s start now, and together we can inspire future generations to continue caring for our senior community members.
How You Can Help
Together, through everyday acts of kindness, education, and understanding, we can help make the aging experience more positive for seniors. We can run an errand, check in on a neighbor, or provide companionship. It’s easy to spread a bit of cheer and help make a senior smile.
5 Easy Ways You Can Help Seniors
Simple acts can make a big difference. Especially when you join thousands of others who are doing the same.
In less time than it takes to drink a cup of coffee, here are 5 ways you can start caring:
- Join us and get care missions, tips, and inspiration delivered right to your phone.
- Sign up to volunteer for an organization that helps older adults.
- Donate to a cause that supports seniors.
- Educate yourself on an issue that affects older adults.
- Inspire Others. Encourage others to be more caring in their everyday actions.
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Sign up, and see how easy it is to give and inspire care.