Understanding Ageing in India

Welcome to the first course on the ageing trend in India, offered by Fintech for Longevity Academy in collaboration with SilverTalkies, a platform that tracks the impact of longevity on Indian society. Understand India's unique position and grasp the fundamental differences between India and countries like China, the USA, and Germany regarding demography, pension and healthcare systems.

Course Type:
Online Micro-Learning
Course Level:

Learning Objectives

  • Equip participants with a deeper understanding of ageing in India
  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of the various aspects related to the aging population in India, in contrast with other major countries.
  • Explore the social, economic, and policy dimensions of this demographic trend.

For entrepreneurs

  • Understand the untapped opportunities of building products and services for the elderly in India

Who is this Course for

Skills Covered in this Course

  • demography
  • india
  • population aging
  • comparative analysis
  • longevity
  • policy analysis
  • critical thinking
  • gender

Structure of the Course


1/A general overview of the old population in India

  • Demographic Analysis: Analyze India's demographic structure, focusing on the aging population's characteristics and trends.
  • Explore the Feminization of Old Age: Investigate the increasing prevalence of elderly women in India's population, understanding its social and economic implications.
  • Impact on Labor Market: Examine how the aging population affects India's labor market, including shifts in workforce dynamics and challenges.
  • Economic Status of the Elderly: Be aware of the economic status of India's elderly population, including income sources, financial security, and dependency ratios.
  • Health and Social Wellbeing: Understand the health status, access to healthcare, and social well-being of the elderly in India.

2/Leading Challenges: Be aware of the primary challenges faced by the aging population in India, including healthcare, social security, and societal attitudes.

3/Examples of Government Initiatives: Be exposed to government initiatives and policies to address the needs and challenges of the elderly in India.

4/Key Takeaways from the course

More Information

Accessing the content anytime and everywhere: you can access the course from your desktop, tablet, or smartphone using the TalentLMS app. For more information about the app, please watch this video. No matter what you choose, we recommend you watch the content in fullscreen mode.

We invite you to share your thoughts on the content of the course, ask questions and share your feedback with other learners in our forum. The forum allows you to meet with like-minded learners and exchange thoughts on the various topics of the course.

All participants will have access to the course content 90 days from registration. The course's units should be completed sequentially; thus, all units should be completed.

Upon the end of the course, Fintech for Longevity Academy, in collaboration with Silver Talkies, will issue you a Certificate of Participation. Please complete the course performance survey to receive your certificate of participation. Learners can share their certificates on their LinkedIn profiles.


Dr. Ira Sobel
Founder and Academic Director, Fintech for Longevity Academy

Dr. Ira Sobel is the founder and Academic Director of Fintech for Longevity Academy, a trusted provider of financial longevity for corporate professionals around the world. Dr. Sobel specializes in the economic aspects of aging with a particular focus on the role of Fintech in improving the financial well-being of older adults and their families. Dr. Sobel lives in Israel where she is currently teaching a course on “Financial Inclusion in the Fintech Age” at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is an international speaker and advisor to many Fintech companies and VCs around the world. Dr. Sobel has a PhD in Sociology from Tel Aviv University.

Nidhi Chawla
CEO and Co-founder, Silver Talkies Co-author, Rethink Ageing

Nidhi Chawla is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Silver Talkies, a one-of-its-kind community-led platform in India for the older adults, offering them solutions to the deeply embedded issues of loneliness and social isolation. Nidhi is also the co-author of the book “Rethink Ageing – Lessons in Ageing from the Older and Bolder Generation” published by Penguin India. She has several years of experience in the financial services sector, having worked with SREI International Securities and McKinsey & Co. Nidhi has been the recipient of several leadership awards for her work in the eldercare space and is currently a member of the CII Seniorcare committee.

What Others Have to Say About Our Courses

Douglas Dubitsky
Retirement Income Export
GoalBased Investors

“The instructors explained the content very clearly. The most important takeaway for me from the course was the universality of the longevity challenges and opportunities. In addition, the reality of the aging population demographics vs. the perception of what financial institutions are promoting.”

Nil Meral

“Overall, I rate the course “Excellent”. Thanks a lot for all the great sessions.”

Barbara Rey Actis
Entrepreneur and author
Longevity Initiatives

“I would like to congratulate you on the organization of the course. The content, the material, the duration, all the concepts, and the explanations were great. I love the Slack tool for creating community also. I am very, very happy with all the knowledge I acquired after taking this course. Thank you.”