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October 2017

Recap: AAL Forum 2017

The AAL Forum 2017, Europe’s premier event in the field of active and healthy ageing, took place in the beautiful Convento de São Francisco in Coimbra, Portugal, bringing nearly 800 delegates together to discuss the latest developments in this rapidly growing field. The venue, which dates back to the beginning of the 17th century, was recently refurbished, seamlessly blending the old with the new to create an inspiring venue for all involved. Reimagining the old was a running theme of the event, with finance editor of The Economist Sacha Nauta delivering a stirring speech on the opening evening about what it means to be old today. A new demographic of older people has emerged – “the new old” – who...
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