About this Research Topic
Active aging is the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation, and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. An active and healthy life has remained one of the most important aspirations for all people, both young and older adults alike. This ambition has become a genuine possibility for many due to a rising life expectancy among people of diverse attributes across the world. While celebrating longer life and with more financial security in later life than ever before, we need to challenge how these aspirations can be sustained, through our own behavioural responses and through public policy, institutional reforms, and innovations. The challenge is to identify, recommend, and promote strategies and interventions that stimulate and sustain the activity, independence, and health of people of all ages, especially older adults and, in the process, promote the well-being and quality of life of people and make public welfare systems more sustainable.
The Topic Editors encourage scientific works which focus on conceptual issues of active/healthy aging, literature reviews, measurement and assessment of active/healthy aging, determinants of active/healthy aging and its impact on quality of life and wellbeing of the older adult population. The editors are also interested in psychosocial, community, public health, and environmental interventions that aim at maintaining and increasing the quality of life and wellbeing of older adults. Research articles in both in cities and rural areas, and in both developing and developed countries, can offer a critical guide for policy efforts and planning for public health.
Keywords: active aging, healthy aging, quality of life, older adults, health, social participation, security, interventions, public health
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