After an amazing experience in 2018, the Helite team will be back in Las Vegas for the CES 2019 (Customer Electronic Show). The world’s largest innovation show will run from January 8 to 11, 2019. A unique opportunity for the company to present the latest version of the Hip’Safe: the first airbag belt that protects seniors in the case of fall. Come meet Hip’Safe to discover its technology, test the belt, see demos and exchange ideas.
The Global Alliance for the rights of older people (GAROP) recently trained 17 older activists in countries in Africa and Asia to increase political support for a convention on the rights of older people.
On International Day of Older Persons 2018, HelpAge marked the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by showcasing the achievements of older campaigners from all around the world.
The Tenth Working Session of the Working Group will be held from 15 to 18 April 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and member states will discuss the rights to social security and social protection, and education and lifelong learning. This is how you can help:
Last month, the Global AgeWatch Insights report was issued. It reveals the ways in which older people are being denied their right to health, and recommends improvements in data collection and health systems. [Read more…] about Older people denied right to health and risk being left behind in push towards universal health coverage, new Global AgeWatch Insights reveals
The Korean government has recently announced a blueprint for expanding care services to seniors in their homes, with a view to its realization by 2025. [Read more…] about S. Korea is taking steps to improve care and support for seniors living at home
The three winners of the 2018 Smart Ageing Prize were announced during the first day of the AAL Forum.
Ageing in prison is the subject of the new International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) report, published in October 2018. It explains how to identify and meet the needs of a very peculiar population: older prisoners.
“Smile does not get old” is the beautiful project of the russian photographer Ilya Nodia, who chose to make elderly people’s smile immortal.
A new Economics of Ageing Workshop 2019 on Resources in Retirement is going to be held at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. The event is going to take place from June 24th to 25th 2019. In the context of the Workshop a special issue of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing will be published.
After three years of R&D, the small team of LIZN ApS, a start up based in the city of Aarhus, Denmark, has come up with a wireless solution that reduces surrounding noise and disturbance.
Fasting may have anti-ageing effects, increasing your lifespan and helping healthy ageing, according to a Harvard University Study.
Have you ever wanted to check on an elderly relative or friend without resulting intrusive? Sometimes we would like to see if our loved ones are following their routines and doing well, but they are not easy to reach, nor they pay attention to the phone. Howz is a new smart system that uses indoor sensors to check that everything is fine in the home of our elderlies. [Read more…] about Howz, the reasuring Smart house sensor
After two successful editions, AgeingFit will come back to Lille on 29th and 30th January 2019. AgeingFit it is the first international business convention dedicated to health innovation in the field of the Silver Economy.
Once an exception, longevity has become a revolution! The Age without Borders Webtour is a live video meetup connecting you with global voices in the flourishing longevity economy. The live launching will take place in Paris on September 12th 2018. Register now!
As the autonomy of the elderly becomes an issue within French society, elderly people’s mobility is becoming a subject of discussion. In order to understand it better, AG2R LA MONDIALE, in partnership with the Wimoov association, has launched a survey whose results should be published in November 2018. If you are over 60 years old, take 5 minutes to answer the survey! And, what’s more important, do not hesitate to transfer it to other +60 year old people!
Do not know which gift to ask for Christmas or for your birthday? Renew your lingerie with red panties or red boxers. This is the favorite gift among the japanese elderly!
From Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th of June 2019 a unique tour to discover the Silver Economy “made in Japan” is organised on the occasion of the SilverEco and Ageing Well International Awards.
The Ageing Well Japan Tour is aimed to CEOs, senior executives and facility managers who would like to gain an insight into japanese innovative elderly care industry and services for their organizations. Attendees will come away from the study tour with a strong understanding of the financial, technical and cultural aspects that place Japan ahead in its adaptation to the global demographic ageing.
The launching event of the French-Japanese cooperation on Innovation and Digital Economy took place at Station F, Paris, on July 13th 2018. It was organised by the French and Japanese governments and JETRO, a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.
The European Warehouse of Opportunities was formally launched in Reykjavik on June 26th, at the Conference that marked the end of the Erasmus+ program Catch the BALL (Be Active Through Lifelong Learning). [Read more…] about Erasmus+ Catch the BALL launches The European Warehouse of Opportunities
Performing a concert without knowing how to play your instrument is the daring challenge taken up by the seven members of the French musical group “Les Mamies Guitares”, in English “The Grandma Guitars”. Aged 60-75, Arlette, Françoise, Martine, Danièle, Dominique, Agnès and Brigitte performed on June 30, 2018 at the “Festival Bruisme”.
A new Ageing Fit convention will take will take place from January 29th to 30th 2019 in Lille, France. The event features a 360° approach to build innovation partnerships for the senior care market.
Italian hearing aid maker Amplifon announced on July 24th 2018 the agreement for the acquisition of GAES group, one of the largest privately owned hearing-aid retailer of the Spanish speaking markets.
You are a fan of football but do not feel fit enough to run behind the ball for 90 minutes? Why not trying your hand (or your foot) at walking football?
How to detect the warning signs of dementia using a mobile phone? An international team of scientists has examined the issue and developed a simple and cost-effective test. [Read more…] about How to detect the warning signs of dementia using a mobile phone
A survey regarding Illectronism (Illectornisme in french) conducted by the CSA in France for the Social Press Union in March 2018 reveals that 57% of over people 70-year-old are not comfortable with digital formats.
After the French edition of SilverEco and Ageing Well International Awards, the jury members shared on camera the specificities of Silver economy all over the world.
After the great success of the Paris Edition during the French Silver Night event, we are happy to announce that a new edition of the Silver Economy® and Ageing Well International Awards will take place in Tokyo, Japan, on the 13th of June 2019.
In Europe, over-65 year old drivers are expected to become a quarter of all drivers on the roads in 2030. The car is becoming the dominant transport mode for older people and thanks to our rapidly ageing demographics our roads will be soon dominated by a new driver profile: the elderly driver.
Today, most people are living longer and a significant proportion of the world’s population are older people. By 2050, the world’s population of people over the age of 60 will double. This demographic change has strong implications for sustainable development. As people grow older, their health outcomes, needs and what they value can change. Supporting these changes by taking multisectoral action on ageing and health is therefore critical and will support the Decade on Healthy Ageing 2020 – 2030.
Prevention and rehabilitation are key to value-based elderly care: “the elderly are not as healthy in old age as expected”. The new BDO report, published in June 2018, puts the light on “the inappropriate response of the health care system to an ageing population”.
The 2018 Ageing Report, published in May 2018, shows that fiscal costs linked to pensions, health care and long-term care are expected to rise over the coming decades, as Europe’s population continues to age significantly.
The Silver Economy and Ageing Well International Awards took place in Paris on the 29th of March 2018 during the biggest Silver Economy French event: the Silver Night, and rewarded the best ageing-well and Silver Economy innovations.
Innov-Aging is the first Expo Meeting in Italy totally dedicated to the latest innovations of the Silver Market, with particular attention to the sectors: Economics-Finance, Health-Wellness and Technology.
Over 47% increase in attendance in one year, more than 125 nationalities represented, more than 300
speakers, more than 9,000 startups present, the 2018 Viva Technology edition is a huge success.
Yossi Graff, with the Care@Home Smart Alerting solution, is one of the winners of the 2018 SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Awards.
The Paris Healthcare Week, aimed at all healthcare professionals, is the only event of its kind in Europe. Over three days, it brings together around 850 exhibitors (OEMs, software publishers, suppliers, e-health entrepreneurs, medical device manufacturers, architects, care professionals, institutional representatives, and more) and approximately 30,000 visitors, including healthcare providers, specialists, decision-makers and professionals involved in the management, digitalisation, fitting-out and construction of healthcare establishments.
Vivago, a Finnish forerunner in personal healthcare technology, is taking remarkable step by launching the revolutionary Vivago MOVETM solution to global markets. Vivago MOVETM is introduced to the market at Digital Health Nordic event taking place at 13th -14th February 2018 at Helsinki, Finland.
Phonak, one of the leading global provider of hearing instruments and wireless communication solutions, announces a new audiological center of excellence fueled by the Phonak Audiology Research Center (PARC) in Warrenville, Illinois.
Kwido was among the 2018 SilverEco and Ageing well International Awards’ finalists. Kwido’s platform tests new virtual reality technologies for cognitive stimulation.
Dermot Higgins at 56 has just become the oldest person to cycle around the globe. Dermot, and his trusty bicycle, Karolina, started their epic journey in June last year and arrived back in his hometown of Rush, Co. Dublin on April 7th after 9 months and 29,000 kilometres of tough cycling over all sorts of terrain in all sorts of weather. [Read more…] about Dermot Higgins, has cycled into the Guinness Book of Records!
Vivago and Avarea have signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of utilizing advanced analytics and producing business intelligence from the health status and wellbeing data generated by Vivago’s wellbeing and safety solutions.
Staying at home is not so easy when ageing, mobility is no longer the same. This is why adapting your house for more comfort and safety is important when you are close to retirement.
SafeMotion is the latest innovation in medical alert systems that’s revolutionizing how older adults age in place—or on the go. The company recently won a SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Award.
Care@Home Smart Alerting is a combination of technologies that ensures the safety of seniors through various intelligent emergency detection and alerting methods. The company recently won a SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Award.
The SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Awards winners and finalists were revealed during the SilverNight event in Paris. Congratulations to all participants and to the 50 nominees coming from all around the world.
In the survey of 2,000 parents and grandparents with more than one child, 23% of Mumsnet users admitted to having a favourite, while 42% of Gransnet users confessed to having a preferred grandchild.
Pearl Harbor’s oldest surviving veteran, Ray Chavez, celebrated his 106th birthday this year. Happy Birthday to him! This Mexican-American born of immigrant parents served on the USS Condor and was one of the very first sailors to spy the enemy submarine.
Heathrow’s ambition to deliver excellent passenger service has taken one step further as it announces its commitment to becoming the world’s first dementia friendly airport.
A heart attack can happen when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to a section of the heart. As a result, some of the heart muscle starts to die.
Most of the time, older adults are dependent on family members or caregivers to understand the signs and to get medical aid. Here are tips from Dr Sriniwas Thakur, Consultant Geriatrician, on what you should and shouldn’t do when some elderly person suffers from a heart attack.
The world’s aging population is expected to increase the prevalent cases of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Analysis of the epidemiological trends of AD in the seven major markets (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and Japan), determined that the total prevalent cases of AD are expected to increase from 10,604,756 cases in 2016 to 13,759,918 cases in 2026, at an annual growth rate of 2.98%, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
According to an Israeli study published in February 2018, cannabis could be use for improving the quality of life of elderly currently treated with opioids.
Ideable has been developing and marketing Kwido Mementia, the cognitive stimulation platform, for several years now. The platform is part of its Kwido line of products that use technology to provide care for the elderly. Kwido Mementia uses serious games to help prevent cognitive decline and even provides early warning of possible patient problems.
As you already know, SilverEco.org has launched the SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Awards, which aim to bring together all Silver Economy international stakeholders on the occasion of a gala event, on 29th of March, 2018, in conjunction with the French event, “SilverNight” in Paris.
Discover all the Jury members!
The latest round of recently approved emojis are set for release in the second half of 2018. It will include new white – or grey-haired options. They aren’t the first grey-haired emojis, but they do represent an improvement.
Cottos Medical has created Cycleo, which is considered as a “bike from today to age better tomorrow”. Indeed, this bike is a connected bicyle for care facilities for elderly. Explanations…
Domitys residences offer a different living environment. Indeed, Domitys develops spacious, quality residences with apartments varying in size, carefully designed to make life easier. Focus on Domitys residences…
SilverEco.org has launched the SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Awards, which aim to bring together all Silver Economy international stakeholders on the occasion of a gala event.
For the 2018 edition, SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Awards will take place on 29th of March, 2018, in conjunction with the French event, “SilverNight” at the biggest cinema theatre of Europe, le Grand REX, in Paris.
The automation of production is accelerating around the world: 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in the manufacturing industries (2015: 66 units). By regions, the average robot density in Europe is 99 units, in the Americas 84 and in Asia 63 units.
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced that they are partnering on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs.
The three companies, which bring their scale and complementary expertise to this long-term effort, will pursue this objective through an independent company that is free from profit-making incentives and constraints.
Nicole Kidman, a famous australian actress, used her Screen Actors Guild Awards speech to speak out against ageism in Hollywood, explaining however that the industry’s attitude towards older female stars is changing for the better.
In the United Kingdom, more than 1 million older people are at risk of “withering away in their own homes” as a result of malnutrition caused by social isolation and cuts to public services, the all-party parliamentary group on hunger claims.
Tracey Crouch was recently announced as the new Minister for Loneliness. Indeed, in memory of Jo Cox, who was murdered by a right-wing extremist in 2016, the British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the appointment of a new “Minister of Loneliness.”
Marianne Shores took the first roller coaster ride of her life as a 16-year-old out on her first date at the Long Beach boardwalk. 60 years have passed since that moment, and Shores gets around now with a walker at the Atria Carmichael Oaks residential facility. Yet, on a recent Saturday, she was back speeding down the tracks and gripping the safety bar while wearing cutting-edge virtual reality goggles, created by Gamers Gift.
This year’s flu season is shaping up to be an especially serious one, and it’s important for clinicians to promptly recognize, diagnosis, and treat influenza in hospitalized patients, especially in vulnerable populations such as older individuals.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, however, indicates that adults aged 65 years and older who are hospitalized with fever or respiratory symptoms during influenza seasons are less likely to have a provider-ordered influenza test than younger patients.
Winter offers number of risks for the elderly. It’s important to be aware of the challenges associated with elder care during these cold months, and to take steps to protect them. Here are 3 tips for seniors durant winter.
AgeingFit, the leading European business convention dedicated to innovation in the healthy ageing sector, will gather main actors in the innovation cycle from research to market, along with the key players in regulation and evaluation with the objective of identifying tomorrow’s market needs and promoting today’s innovative products and services for the senior care market.
AgeingFit will take place on 6th and 7th February 2018 in Nice (France). Discover the final programme!
The Silver Economy and Ageing Well International Awards will take place in Paris on the 29th of March 2018 during the biggest Silver Economy French event: the Silver Night! More than 1.500 professionals and business stakeholders will meet to exchange and discover the best ageing-well and Silver Economy innovations.
Domalys, selected to represent the FrenchTech during the CES of Las Vegas, had the opportunity to present its innovation: Aladin, a smart lamp “with a genie inside”. Explanations…