By 2050 there will be an estimated 2.1 billion individuals aged 60 and older, bringing aging to the forefront of healthcare today.
In this recent webinar, Linda Phillips, RN, PhD, FAAN, FGSA from Arizona Center on Aging and Lauren Erdelyi, MPH, CAPM from UArizona Health Sciences Global and Online discussed the unique opportunities presented by the growing population of older adults, and how the new Innovations in Aging graduate certificate program can help students prepare to effectively meet the needs of aging populations around the world.
Dr. Phillips highlighted that not only is the proportion of older adults in our society rapidly increasing, but also becoming increasingly diverse.
"By 2050, about half of all individuals 55+ will be from minority groups," Dr. Phillips said. "The opportunities for the future are embedded in how well we respond to the changing demographics and how soon we create new knowledge and new models to address the preferences and needs of our future aging population."