CEO Colin Milner will caution attendees that active aging must remain a priority, even as the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations draws to a close. Milner was invited by the board of directors of the prestigious Cyprus Sports Organisation to keynote at the September 21, 2012 gathering.
“Active aging is a key solution for many of the challenges that are associated with population aging—and we need to see it as a life span opportunity to ensure that future generations age well,” says Milner, who was asked to present on advances in active aging in North America. Advisory Board Member and president of consulting firm Brilliant Aging, and Jenifer Milner, editor-in-chief of the Journal on Active Aging® , for the World Economic Forum (http://www.icaa.cc/wef.htm). Milner has served on the Swiss-based organization’s Network of Global Agenda Councils since 2008.
Milner will also present a keynote address at the upcoming World Congress on Active Ageing: A Celebration of Inclusion and Diversity in Active Ageing, which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, August 13-17. (http://www.wcaa2012.com).
“The commitment of the European Union reinforces that active aging’s time has come,” Milner emphasizes. “It is not just about physical activity; active-aging embraces all the dimensions of wellness—intellectual, emotional, physical, social, vocational, spiritual and environmental—and all ages. The International Council on Active Aging® is the professional association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry...Changing the Way We Age® Campaign (http://www.changingthewayweage.com) as part of the organization’s efforts to change perceptions of aging and overturn ageist stereotypes.
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