Promoting Health and Safety in an Aging Society

By: Alma Jackson  

Promoting health and safety for an aging society involves an understanding of normal aging processes including sensory/perceptual, cognitive, and psychomotor changes. Simple adjustments to the environment minimizes risks and increases social engagement and productivity while enhancing cognitive abilities. Based on research done to promote health and safety of an aging workforce, this study discusses these changes and offers numerous suggestions to improve the environment for all older persons. Incorporating these changes is a public health issue that requires proactive changes in policy.

Aging, Environment, Health, Safety, Policy
Public Policy and Public Perspectives on Aging
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Alma Jackson

Professor, Nursing, Regis University, United States
United States