At conference, Chinese, Americans share best practices on productive aging

At conference, Chinese, Americans share best practices on productive aging
Population aging is a major concern across the globe, and nowhere is the challenge more daunting than in China. Whereas the United States currently has an estimated 36 million seniors age 65 and older, China already has 208 million seniors (defined in that country as age 60 or older).

Five strategies to improve 529 College Savings Plans

Five strategies to improve 529 College Savings Plans
State-sponsored college savings plans, often called 529 plans, offer tax incentives to facilitate saving for postsecondary education. Low- and moderate-income families are less likely to have college savings than higher-income families.

As China faces challenges of aging population, new book offers insights, innovations

As China faces challenges of aging population, new book offers insights, innovations
As the global population ages, the concept of “productive aging” offers a new perspective on meeting the challenges of an aging society. In contrast to conventional views of aging, “productive aging” views older adults as participants in and contributors to social development, rather than passive recipients of services.

Conference on productive aging in China to be held at Peking University

Conference on productive aging in China to be held at Peking University
In August, over 300 gerontology scholars from mainland China, the US, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore as well as governments officials and practitioners from the China National Committee on Aging and the Ministry of Civil Affairs will come together at Peking University to discuss strategies to address population aging.