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.
Through his pictures, Tony Luciani questions the stereotypes about ageing. Thanks to these black and white photos crossing humour and deep sense, his model (his mother suffering from dementia) and him are giving a different point of view of ageing and life with illness.
Happiness doesn’t have an age limit: it’s the message conveyed by French dairy producer Yoplait in its new campaign, “I love my age”. 50 people aged 1 to 100 express what is happiness to them. [Read more…] about Yoplait celebrates all stages of life in a new campaign ,”I love my age”
Traditionally, when extended families lived together, the elders would look after their grandchildren, while parents went off to work. It seems that the best solutions often come from the past, at least, in the case of a retirement home, in Seattle. Indeed, at Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle put a preschool within a nursing home. [Read more…] about USA: What happens if you mix a retirement home with a preschool?
If you wander the streets of Denmark, you may have the opportunity to see older people being carried on customised bicycles, by local volunteers. Two and a half years ago, a project saw the light for which everyone was invited to get involved and participate, to improve the well-being of the elderly. [Read more…] about Denmark: Cycling with the elderly
Is you website user-friendly? Scotty Allen and Richard Littauer both come from America and have launched the service “The User is my Mom“.
Some websites may indeed seem easy to use for web professionals and experienced Internet users, but it may not be the case for beginners, among whom many are over 50. Therefore, Allen suggests to professionals and developers to have their website reviewed by his mother. [Read more…] about Is your website Granny approved?
In the Netherlands, a retirement house is giving the opportunity to young students to live along with old people, without having to pay rent. It is another way to promote the well-being of the elderly and to encourage intergenerational bonds. [Read more…] about Intergenerational: a retirement house in the Netherlands proposes free accommodation for young students
As soon as they turn 20, Japanese people have to make monthly contributions to the kokumin nenkin kikin seido, which is the contribution system to fund the retirement of the elderly.
However, a large part of the Japanese youth does not understand how the financing system for retirement works, nor do they understand its utility. Therefore the Japanese Minister of Health, Work and Welfare invested 16 million of yens in an information campaign. One of the main tools of this campaign is a manga that explains to youth the way the contribution system for retirement works.
You might be smiling at this, but this anecdote does raise some interesting questions: a young man refused to give up his seat on the bus and was attacked by several elderly persons as a result. The scene was shot by one of the passengers. Since, the video has been broadcasted on the Internet. It has been seen more than 160,000 times and triggers strong reactions against the elderly.
This is not the first time this type of altercation takes place in China: an elderly person has died from a heart attack during a similar incident. [Read more…] about Intergenerational conflicts: sometimes, the young and the elderly fight in buses in China