Designers Are Rethinking Senior Living—With a Focus on WellnessArchitectural Digest, April 27, 2021 }Since senior living environments emerged as a center of extraordinary crisis during the pandemic, a reevaluation of creating healthy and well spaces for seniors is underway.

Doctors Harness the Power of Human Connections (Prescribing Social Time)New York Times, April 28, 2021
In the next few decades, the global aging population will skyrocket from 7% today to 20%. This growth will be one of the greatest social, economic and political transformations of our time. It will force changes in systems; have an impact on families; and will require new business, health and wellness solutions.

Aging: Looming Crisis or Booming Opportunity?World Economic Forum, March 18, 2021
In the next few decades, the global aging population will skyrocket from 7% today to 20%. This growth will be one of the greatest social, economic and political transformations of our time. It will force changes in systems; have an impact on families; and will require new business, health and wellness solutions.

‘A Poor Man’s Rainforest’: Why We Need to Stop Treating Soil Like DirtThe Guardian, April 16, 2021
Increasingly, scientists are warning that protecting the soil is vital and that soil degradation is as important as the climate crisis and destruction of the natural world above ground. The soil is at the heart of our existence, but intensive farming, pollution, deforestation and global heating have damaged it. According to the UN, a third of the planet’s land is severely degraded, with 24 billion tons of fertile soil lost every year through intensive farming alone. Protecting the soil structure is becoming a policy imperative and a business opportunity.

A Striking Stat:
88% of COVID-19 deaths in the pandemic’s first year were in countries where more than half of the population is overweight (the US, UK, Italy, etc.).

Source: World Obesity Federation, March 2021
Read the report, “COVID-19 and Obesity: The cost of not addressing the global obesity crisis.”

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