In almost every country, the proportion of people aged over 60 years is growing faster than any other age group, as a result of both longer life expectancy and declining fertility rates.
This population ageing can be seen as a success story for public health policies and for socioeconomic development, but it also challenges society to adapt, in order to maximize the health and functional capacity of older people as well as their social participation and security.
Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, and tenth largest elderly population. In 2020, the number of older people will steadily increase to 28.8 million (11% of total population) while the under five population will gradually decrease in number. Therefore, to prepare Indonesia to face population aging, in which Baiturrahmah University is committed providing support in the process, a collaboration from other universities and institutions is needed.
We would like to thank to Rector of Baiturrahmah University, Head of Research and Community Services Baiturrahmah University, and the secretariat of Center for Research on Healthy Aging Baiturrahmah University who have provided valuable inputs for this web.
Hopefully with this website we will be able to establish our collaboration globally and we welcome you to contribute your ideas and sharing information. We also can actively work together in the study of aging to ensure the future sustainability of our nation and the world’s community.