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A new World Bank report looks at the challenges of aging populations and identifies opportunities for citizens in Europe and Central Asia to move closer to a “Golden Age” of aging. With a background of falling fertility rates and people stays healthy longer the solution according to the report is that the retirement age should much more flexible. However, this could have a significant impact on the productivity level, which would require adjustment to the evolving abilities to older employees. Since skills often does not decline with age, but move to new fields of expertise. In this line of thinking life long learning with focus on skills training is crucial to form a growing ground for a golden age of aging. Source: World Bank Report Golden Aging: Prospects for Healthy, Active and Prosperous Aging in Europe and Central Asia