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  • Dec 01, 2020
  • Lauren Hassani

Aging of a Young Nation

In the short 55 years since it gained independence, Singapore has emerged as an astonishing case study in development, overcoming a shortage of land and natural resources to transform itself into one of the world's most successful economies. Now this tiny city-state in Southeast Asia is facing its newest challenge: an aging population. With its customary focus on long-term planning, Singapore has turned its sights on adapting to (and embracing) the impending demographic shifts, creating what it calls a "nation for all ages" that can serve as a model for age-friendly practices around the world.