In October 2021, AARP convened a global conference, Redefining Health: New Approaches for How We Live and Age, where we engaged some of the world’s top thinkers and leaders on how to invest in the health of an aging population that is stronger, healthier, more skilled, and more adaptable. During the conference speakers from AARP and from across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors presented the audience representing 65 countries with a global vision for aging where everyone has the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

The global conference built upon AARP’s six decades of work in constructing a more equitable society where we advocate for policies and programs that empower people to live longer, healthier, more productive lives. In partnership with leaders from around the world we work to define the critical issues and identify solutions and strategies to build a future in which each and every person can thrive. The COVID-19 pandemic presented all of us with an inflection point where, as many of the conference speakers noted, it is of the utmost importance that we prepare now for a future of significant demographic shifts and longevity trends. Where, as AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said, we must add life to years.

Conference Resources

As part of the conversation, the AARP Thought Leadership and International team released resources for policymakers and private sector leaders who are working to promote Healthy Aging in their communities.

Watch Recorded Sessions

AARP Global Conference: Welcome to Day 1

Opening Remarks: A Global Vision for Healthy Aging

A Special Opening Conversation - Sir Andrew Witty

A Global Roadmap on Healthy Longevity

A Collective Commitment to Invest in Healthy Aging

Understanding the Longevity Gap: Why it Matters

Growth Opportunities - The Path to Prosperity Begins with Health

Living Longer - Adapting a New Model for Stronger and Community

AARP Global Conference: Welcome to Day 2

Welcome Message - Antonio Guterres

Health is in the Air - A Corporate Response to Wellbeing

Special Conversation with Secretary Xavier Becerra

An Intergenerational Initiative to Improve Human Health

Spotlight on a Next Generation Leader Transforming Your Health

Scaling Up - Big Solutions for a Big World

The Economics of Health - Saving Lives and Livelihoods