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Global exchange programme for active ageing

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Co-founders of the Pass It On Network Jan Hively (left) and Moira Allen, in Allen's Paris appartment.
Co-founders of the Pass It On Network Jan Hively (left) and Moira Allen, in Allen's Paris appartment. Alison Hird

People are living longer all over the world and France, second only to Japan for longevity, is no exception. By 2020 there’ll be more people over the age of 60 than under the age of 10 here.  While governments often see this ageing population as a burden to society, many older people see things differently. Convinced they can be an asset to society and help one another, two dynamic women have launched the Pass It On Network from Paris to allow older people to exchange ideas and initiatives. As co-founder Jan Hively says “We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

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