You've actually very eloquently articulated the vision that we have at public health in terms of healthy aging and what that means. It absolutely means being able to contribute and living optimally at all stages of life, including later in life. In terms of something concrete, going back to the concept of an age-friendly community, it really does capture that notion that seniors do have lots to contribute. Unless they can actually get to the community centre to do the volunteer work, or are aware of activities within their community that they can participate in, then it's a waste of their talent, wisdom, and contributions that they can make in that community.
On June 8th, 2017. See this statement in context.