Healthy Aging

Healthy and independent older people contribute to the well-being of families and communities. It is a myth to portray them as passive recipients of social or health services. At the present moment, the number of older people increases exponentially in complex and uncertain socio-economic conjectures and only tailored interventions will make it possible to enhance the contribution of this group to social development and prevent it from becoming a crisis factor for the health structure and the social security of the Americas.

Healthy aging is a continuous process of optimizing opportunities to maintain and improve physical and mental health, independence, and quality of life throughout the life course.

 

What PAHO does

The program is currently structured around the following lines of action: