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Changing the narrative on aging

“One thing we all have in common is that we will all age,” says Ursel J. McElroy, director of the Ohio Department of Aging, in a new McKinsey on Healthcare podcast episode. Aging should not be seen as a burden, McElory says; rather, it should be viewed as an opportunity to live a dignified life. Listen to the episode for more on the importance of valuing our own lived experiences, going all in on health equity, and appreciating the value of healthy aging throughout our lives, and check out McKinsey Health Institute’s insights on aging for more on achieving ever-greater levels of functioning and flourishing later in life.

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The economic impact of ageism

Planning for an aging population

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