World Health Day 2012: Aging and Health

Sponsored by the World Health Organization, "Aging and Health" was the theme of this year's World Health Day on April 7. The day focused on how healthy behaviours throughout life can help older men and women lead full and productive lives and be a resource for their families and communities.

The aging of a population can be seen as a success story for public health policies and for socioeconomic development, but it also challenges society to adapt, in order to maximize the health and functional capacity of older people as well as their social participation and security.

Enjoy this five-minute clip and learn more on Twitter @aginginchicago

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