The silver tsunami brings new challenges to societies across the globe. At the forefront of this greying population trend is the desire for older adults to lead active and independent lives well into their later-years. As a result, lifelong learning initiatives that promote physical, psychological, and socioeconomic well-being are imperative. In particular, health education programs that assist with the detection, management, and prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, are at the forefront of public health discussions. Knowing when to retire, where to access long-term care services, and what to do if there is an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis are just some of the educational opportunities available to older adults through lifelong learning. Education about the aging process is not only essential for the increasing numbers of baby boomers reaching retirement age, but for society as a whole. Staying informed and engaged is the key to success.
"Lifelong Learning: The Key to Successful Aging,"
Journal of Educational Leadership in Action: Vol. 5:
2, Article 10.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/ela/vol5/iss2/10
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