Past Editions

Summer 2016

This edition features insights from 2016 OECD Forum speakers including Catherine Collinson, Executive Director, Transamerica Institute & Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement; Jacques van den Broek, CEO, Randstad; Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP; Julie Louise Gerberding, Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy, and Population Health, Merck & Co., Inc.; Rodolphe Gelin, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of Research, Aldebaran Robotics; and more.

Spring 2016

This edition, under the theme “Solutions for the Savings Gap,” features articles by Stéphanie Payet and Romain Despalins, OECD; Jeremy Cooper, Challenger Limited; Helen Dean, NEST Corporation; Christopher Brooks, Age UK; Susan St. John, University of Auckland; Nigel Keohane, Social Markets Foundation; Kevin de León, California State Senator, 24th District; Daniel Biss, Illinois State Senator, 9th District; Mark Mullet, Washington State Senator, 5th District; and Gary Koenig, AARP

2016 Print Edition

This edition, under the theme of “Reweaving the Fabric of Society” features leading global voices on opportunities to disrupt aging, to challenge outdated beliefs and spark new solutions. Featured contributors include H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden; Premier Mao Chi-Kuo of the Republic of China (ROC); Laurence Rossignol, Minister of State, Ministry for Family, Older People, and Adult Care, France; Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women; and more.

Special Edition 2015

This special edition, under the theme of “Women: Illuminating Progress,” features leading global voices on the empowerment of women over the life course. Feature contributors include: AARP CEO Jo Ann JenkinsClaire Aubin, Embassy of France to the United States; Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for aging and administrator for community living, US DHHS; Toby Porter,  Helpage International; Vanessa Liston, cofounder and CEO, Civiq; Alison Monroe, CEO, Sageco; and more.

Summer 2015

This edition of The Journal features insights from 2015 OECD Forum speakers including Monika Queisser, Head of Social Policy, OECD; Burkhard Gnärig, Co-founder and Executive Director, International Civil Society Centre; Farah Mohamed, CEO of G(irls)20; Pieter van de Glind, co-founder of ShareNL; and Myrna Blyth, Editorial Director, AARP

2015 Print Edition

This edition, under the theme of “Making Waves,” features leading global voices on opportunities to disrupt aging including Lieve Fransen, European Commission; Susan Cooley, The Lord Mayor, City of Manchester; Marty Walsh, Mayor, City of BostonEnrique Vega, Regional Advisor in Aging and Health, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization; Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Global; and more.

Spring 2015

This special edition for the 2015 AARP-UN Briefing on Global Aging features Ken Bluestone, Political and Policy Adviser, Age International; Amina Mohammed, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General, Post 2015 Development Planning Unit; Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Deputy Organising Partner of the UN Major Group for Children and Youth; Melanne Verveer, Executive Director Institute for Women, Peace, and Security at Georgetown University; and more. 

Fall 2014

This edition focuses on age-friendly communities. Contributing authors include John Feather, CEO, Grantmakers In Aging; Rose Gowen, Commissioner-at-large, Brownsville, TX; Maria Iglesia-Gomez, Head of the Innovation for Health and Consumers Unit, European Commission; Anne-Sophie Parent, Secretary General, AGE Platform Europe; and Natalie Turner, Senior Advisor, AARP Office of International Affairs

Summer 2014

In this edition of The Journal, we focus on the need for greater protection from various forms of abuse. Contributors include Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging , US Department of Health and Human Services; Susan Somers and Patricia Brownell of INPEA; Christine Marking of Marking Public Affairs; Josh Collett of AARP International; Christoph Nedopil of YOUSE and Bradley Schurman of AARP International; and Sam Mauger of Age UK London. 

Spring 2014

This special edition for the 2014 AARP-UN Briefing on Global Aging features Cathy Benko, Deloitte LLP; Mae Carpenter Westchester County Department of Senior Programs; Thomas Gass, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs; and Erica Dhar, AARP Office of International Affairs.

2014 Print Edition

This edition, under the theme of 'Reimagining the Aging Experience,' features articles by Neelie Kroes, European Commission;  Louise Plouffe and Ina Voelcker, International Longevity Centre Brazil; Asghar Zaidi, University of Southampton; Paul Ladd, UNDP; George McNamara, Alzheimer's Society UK; and more.

Fall 2013

This edition focuses on the age-friendly workforce. Contributing authors include: Andreas Schleicher, OECD; Danis Prud’homme, FADOQ;Trinley Walker, ILC-UK; and Bradley Schurman, AARP Office of International Affairs

Summer 2013

In this edition, contributors include Stephan Rechtshaffen of @lifereimagined, Roger Dow: @USTravel, Ernesto Orillac of @disfrutapanama, Brendan O’Brien @TravelGov, Richard Dictus  @UNVolunteers, and Frank Leyhausen and Bettina Wiedmann @FederationEIL 

Spring 2013

This edition focuses on the financing and delivery of long-term care featuring articles by AARP Home and Family expert Amy Goyer; Jos de Blok  of Buurtzorg Nederland and Michele Kimball of AARP Minnesota; Joan Costa Font of the London School of Economics; and Frido Kraanen of PGGM.

2013 Print Edition

The 2013 print edition of The Journal focuses on age-friendly communities and features articles by Michael A. Nutter, Mayor, City of Philadelphia; Bernardo Alejandro Guerra Hoyos, President, Medellîn City Council; Debra B Whitman, Executive Vice President for Policy, Strategy, and International Affairs, AARP; Chemin Rim, Minister of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea; and more.

Fall 2012

In this edition, thought leaders discuss the importance of creating products and services that foster a sense of purpose, increase independence, and extend the ability to stay active in life. Feature contributors include Dr. David Blumenthal, Chief Health Information and Innovation Officer, Partners Health System; Jeffrey Smith, Assistant Vice President, American Honda Motor Corp; Kate Hamblin, fellow, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing; and Frank Wippich of Blindsight and Karin Schaumberger of emporia Telecom

Summer 2012

Travel is the number one aspiration for people over 50 and companies and governments are starting to take notice. In this issue of The Journal, thought leaders discuss why they are catering to this population. They also look into what 50+ travelers want and how they can protect themselves on the road or out of the country. Contributing authors include, co-host of Grannies on Safari Regina Fraser; AARP's Vice President, Portfolio Strategy Carey Kyler; DAS Jim Pettit of the US Department of State; and Jen O'Neal, CEO and Founder of Tripping.

Spring 2012

The Spring 2012 edition was released in concert with AARP's Network of Age Friendly Communities - featuring articles by Marguerite Blais, Minister Responsible for Seniors, Goverment of Quebec; Margaret Neal and Alan DeLa Torre of the Portland State University School of Community Health; Kent Sovern, State Director of AARP Iowa; and more.

2012 Print Edition

This edition focuses on promoting active aging — from creating age-friendly communities to model employment practices for older workers.  Feature authors include former president of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, Director General of the European Commission’s DG for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion Koos Richelle, Director of Ireland’s Ageing Well Network Anne Connolly, author and journalist Ted Fishman and AARP Senior Vice President Susan Reinhard.

Summer 2011

This edition explores how all sectors are focusing on family-oriented policies to prepare for demographic change and features articles by  Mexico’s Secretary of Health José Ángel Córdova Villalobos, Polish Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Jolanta Fedak, world-renowned authority on geriatric medicine Dr. William Thomas Susan Reinhard and Rita Choula of AARP's Public Policy Institute, and more. 

Winter 2011

This edition of The Journal focuses on financial security, in light of the most severe global recession since the 1930s. Contributors include European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, László Andor; British Pensions Minister Steve Webb; Hungarian Minister of National Resources, Miklós Réthelyi; former Brazilian Social Security Minister José Cechin, and more.

Summer 2010

With a special focus on the 'livable community,' this edition features articles by Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York; Laurette Onkelinx, Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health, Belgium; Kawauchi Yoshihiko, PhD, Architect and Professor, Toyo University, Tokyo;Joseph Coughlin, PhD, Director, MIT Agelab; and more.

Winter 2010

With a special focus on health care reform, this edition features articles by Androulla Vassiliou, former EU Commissioner for Health;Dr. Julio Frenk, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health; Trinidad Jiménez García-Herrera, Spain‘s Minister of Health and Social Policy; a News Maker interview with John Creighton Campbell, and more.

Summer 2009

With a special focus on the global financial crisis, the summer 2009 edition features articles by Juan Somavia, Director-General, International Labour Organization; Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish Minister for Social Security; a News Maker interview with Kiyotaka Akasaka, United Nations Under-Secretary- General; a regional roundup with perspectives from Asia, Europe and Latin America; and more.

Winter 2009

The winter 2009 edition features articles by Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, Alexandre Sidorenko, Head, UN Programme on Ageing; Petr Necas, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Czech Republic; Fran Drescher, President of Cancer Schmancer and Public Diplomacy Envoy for the US Department of State; and more.

Summer 2008

The summer 2008 edition features articles by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD; Xavier Bertrand, Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Solidarity, France; Ab Klink, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, the Netherlands; Robert Madelin, Director-General for Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission; Ana Ligia Mixco Sol de Saca, the First Lady of El Salvador; Dr. Robert Butler, Founder and CEO of the International Longevity Center; and more.

Winter 2008

The winter 2008 edition of The Journal features articles by European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Vladimír ŠpidlaUlla Schmidt, Minister of Health, Germany Federal Ministry of Health; Marc Wortmann, Executive Director of Alzheimer's Disease International; Tim Samuels of The BBC; Joyce “The Green Granny” Emery; and more.

Premier Edition—Summer 2007

In summer 2007, AARP released the premier edition of The Journal a biannual publication covering topics on international policy concerning the health and financial security of a global aging population. Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State authors the cover article.