The United States is not the only country dealing with a burgeoning senior population. In fact, the world as a whole is aging, with different continents facing the same phenomena- take a look at the demographic juggernaut the global community faces Here. And in the US, we can’t be too smug about how we are dealing with this development. In fact, according to a new survey by the Commonwealth Fund, older Americans fare poorly in comparison to seniors elsewhere in the world. It turns out US seniors are more sick and face more financial barriers to health care than seniors in other countries. See the statistics Here. Some countries, especially those in the developing world, have no choice but to be innovative and efficient in addressing the needs of their aging populations. In Chile, for example, which has the fastest aging population in South America, one southern city, Valdivia, is vying to be the best place to grow old with their “gerontological hub” project. Read about their efforts Here. Finally, if these international developments pique your interest in spending your senior years in a different place, check out this new list of the best destinations in Europe for your golden years.