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Celebrating UN International Day of Older Persons

The Hague, October 1, 2014

Today is the United Nations International Day of Older Persons – a day to raise awareness about both the opportunities and challenges of demographic change. Aegon shares this aim and is playing its part.

Aegon believes that everyone deserves to retire with dignity and peace of mind. Sadly, however, the reality is that many people retire with neither dignity nor peace of mind due to a lack of understanding about both how to plan their financial futures, and when to start doing so.

To help combat this problem and raise awareness Aegon has, since 2012, published an annual Retirement Readiness Survey. This measures peoples' attitudes and behaviors towards saving for their retirement in different countries across the world, and this year's findings attracted significant media coverage from everyone from USA Today and Forbes to Handelsblatt in Germany and Folha in Brazil.

Are you confident about your financial future?

Do you have a retirement strategy?

Have you considered working beyond retirement age?

See the results from 16,000 people in 15 countries in the 2014 global survey.

Read more about the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.

Written by: Aegon