Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging

2021 Edition
| Editors: Danan Gu, Matthew E. Dupre

Vetek (Seniority): The Movement for Longevity and Quality of Life

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22009-9_1016


Vetek (Seniority) – The Movement for Longevity and Quality of Life is an Israeli nonprofit association that sets as its central goals the protection of the rights of older persons and the extension of their healthy longevity and improvement of their quality of life. Recognizing the crucial role of medical scientific research for the achievement of those goals, the association’s objectives include the initiation and funding of scientific research for the extension of life expectancy of older persons and for the improvement of their quality of life.


Due to the aging of the global population and the derivative increase in aging-related noncommunicable diseases and their humanitarian and socioeconomic burden, there is an urgent need to promote biomedical research and development on aging and aging-related diseases as a way to improve healthy and productive longevity for the elderly population. This task is urgent for every country. And indeed, the World Health...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Science, Technology and SocietyBar Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael

Section editors and affiliations

  • Danan Gu
    • 1
  1. 1.Population Division, Department of Economic and Social AffairsUnited NationsNew YorkUSA