Two Irish best friends, Matt Murphy, 83, and Michael O’Sullivan, 58, who are both heterosexual, decided to get married when they discovered how much tax would have to be paid on the house Murphy intended to leave in his will to O’Sullivan.
The health benefits of playing football and the importance of exercise and social contact for healthy ageing are well established. But sometimes, the physical demands of play at full speed may make it unsustainable for some older adults.
Walking football can be a way of playing football differently. Indeed, it’s enjoyable and moderately demanding and may be an adapted form of exercise for older adults.
According to aarpinternational.org, Germany is currently one of five “super-aged” societies in the world, and its population of those age 65 and older will continue to grow, reaching nearly one-third of the total population by 2050.
Everybody hope to enjoy a relaxing Christmas with close people. However, the hustle and bustle of getting the whole family together can be challenging and many carers feel anxious in the run up to Christmas Day, especially when some of their relatives have Alzheimer’s disease.
Read the Dementia UK 5 key tips to enjoy the day!
New research from the University of Otago Christchurch have found that one in five older people (equates to 15,000 elderly) identify as feeling lonely in New Zealand, and the negative impact of this can worsen health conditions.
New research for Age UK shows that nearly a million (928,000) older people feel lonelier at Christmas time.
The CES 2018 will run Tuesday, January 9 through Friday, January 12 in Las Vegas, NV. CES 2018 will touch every major global industry, hosting 3,900 exhibitors, and drive the ever-evolving technology landscape across 2.5 million net square feet of exhibit space.
Pensions at a Glance 2017 says that public spending on pensions for the OECD as a whole has risen by about 1.5% of GDP since 2000. However, the pace of spending growth is projected to slow substantially.
At the same time, recent reforms will lower the incomes of many future pensioners. People will live longer and to ensure a decent pension would have to postpone the age of retirement.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the seven major markets of the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and Japan, saw the majority of diagnosed incident cases occurring in women (65.76%), with just over 7.40 million cases, while men accounted for 34.24%, with just under 3.85 million cases in 2016, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company.
Nearly one in four elderly Japanese convicts is reoffending and ending up back behind bars within two years of being released, according to new government figures.
Read SilverEco.org Hiroyuki MURATA’s guest column, published in the latest issue of “L’Annuaire National de la Silver Economie”.
Hiroyuki MURATA is the President of Murata Associates, Inc. and a Professor in Tohoku University.
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Save the date : only 11 days left before the Verklizan Innovation Day, on November 29th 2017!
The Verklizan Innovation Day is an international symposium for social alarms, telecare and telehealth offering a global overview of what the sector and its fields of activity are expecting in the future. As each year, Verklizan will inspire more than 280 participants with its innovations, the interactive exchanges and the exclusive ambience.
Bette Nash has prided herself on for six decades as an American Airlines flight attendant. Indeed, on Saturday, Nov. 4, she has marked 60 years with the airline and industry, and her international notoriety as American’s longest serving, most senior flight attendant.
The 60 for 60+ Challenge is a grassroots campaign that harnesses the collective power of our friends, family, and social networks to raise $45,000 or more for HelpAge!
University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of family medicine Irene Hamrick reports that the number of falls in older adults dropped 48 percent in the 6 months after a yoga class began, compared to the 6 months previous.
Indeed, a study, now online in Complementary Therapies in Medicine, looked at older, rural adults who attended yoga classes in Western Wisconsin.
Ada Keating, a mother aged of 98 moved into a care home to look after her 80-year-old son, Tom.
After months of work, ReadSpeaker launches a new and improved solutions called “ReadSpeaker webReader”. This solution better reflects what it does: speech-enable website content, or quite literally, read websites out loud using our text-to-speech technology…
The 4th China International Silver Industry Exhibition will be held from November 16th to 18th, 2017 in Guangzhou, China (Poly World Trade Center Expo).
This event will gather the most influential brands at home and abroad and lays its emphasis on showcasing and promoting the latest products, equipment and technology in the silver industry…
Younger generations will face greater risks of inequality in old age than current retirees and for generations born since the 1960s, their experience of old age will change dramatically.
Moreover, with family sizes falling, higher inequality over working lives and reforms that have cut pension incomes, some groups will face a high risk of poverty, according to a new OECD report.
The World Health Organization (WHO) designates the Gérontopôle of the Toulouse University Hospital as WHO Collaborating Center for Frailty, Clinical Research and Geriatric Training.
This nomination confirms that the Gérontopôle is an internationally recognized innovating organization and a reference center in geriatrics, particularly due to its research work on frailty.
Sales in service robots for professional use will increase 12 percent by the end of 2017 to a new record of 5.2 billion U.S. dollars. And the long-term forecast is positive too, with an expected average growth rate of 20 to 25 percent in the period 2018 – 2020. That is the latest projection from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
Haven’t registered for the 2nd edition of AgeingFit yet ? You can still benefit from an exclusive discount on your full pass! This offer is valid until 16th October 2017.
Reminder: the next edition of AgeingFit will take place from 6th to 7th February 2018 in Nice, France.
[Read more…] about 10 days to book for AgeingFit 2018 with the early bird offer!
According to a survey, the number of elderly aged 65 and above hits a record in Japan: 35.14 million this year, accounting for 27.7 percent of the population.
[Read more…] about Japan: Elderly people account for 27.7 percent of population
Diabetes is a chronic disease which is characterized by an excess of sugar in the blood, called hyperglycemia. In this file, SilverEco.org tells you more about diabetes by answering 7 key questions.
World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Main Capital has acquired a majority stake in the international software company Verklizan. Verklizan delivers an innovative, cloud-based, Connected Healthcare platform for social alarms and remote care.
Silver Economy Expo, the senior citizens industry trade show, will take place on November 14-15, 2017 in Paris (Porte de Versailles).
This BtoB trade show will bring together all the major players of the senior citizen industry and will be an opportunity to exchange in the same place and in a short of time with all the major players of the Silver Economy sector.
Jim Arrington from Venice, California, USA has entered the Guinness World Records 2018 edition as the world’s oldest male bodybuilder.
Discover this 83-year-old grandfather!
AgeingFit, the 1st European business convention dedicated to innovation in the healthy ageing sector, will take place on February 6-7, 2017 in Nice. Don’t miss this event which will gather all actors in the innovation cycle from research to market, along with the key players in regulation and evaluation !
The PharmaLex Group, a specialist provider of development consulting, regulatory affairs, quality management & compliance, as well as pharmacovigilance, has completed the formal merger with McGee Pharma International (MPI).
Helen Jabornik, Betty Turpin and Clementine Bonafede are respectively 104, 101 and 101 years old. Asked by “Allure”, they tell us what they’ve learned about beauty and fashion and share their secrets of their beauty regime…
Carers Australia will host the 7th International Carers Conference in Adelaide, South Australia, from 4-6 October 2017. This event aims to re-imagine caring into the future, providing a catalyst for innovation and collaboration; sharing improvements in the way we support unpaid carers, care-recipients, their families, networks and communities.
A giant public pillow fight will take place in the heart of Luxembourg city, on the 2nd of September 2017. Bring your pillow and let’s fight to support patients in their fight against Parkinson’s disease.
This pillow fight is organized by the National Centre for Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD), the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) and the Rotary Foundation.
Currently, there are more than 2.7 million LGBT adults aged 50 or older (nearly one third of all LGBT adults). Here is a story about Tina and Jackie who were born the same year in the same town. Despite similar beginnings, their lives take very different turns…
Several years ago, the U.S. Congress and President Ronald Reagan encouraged the public recognition of senior citizens, their wisdom, their leadership and their contributions by declaring August 21, 1988 to be the first National Senior Citizens Day.
The Alzheimer’s Global Summit will take place on September 18-22, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal at the Champalimaud Foundation with the support of the Queen Sofia Foundation.
A new barometer has been developed that estimates how countries are adapting to the increases in the number and proportion of elderly people. This Index is composed of specific measures across social and economic indicators that reflect the status and wellbeing of older persons in a country.
The five countries in the index coping best with their aging populations are: Norway, Sweden, the United States, the Netherlands and Japan.
The 10th edition of Silver Night/French SilverEco Awards 2018 will be held at the Grand REX in Paris on 29th of March 2018. The applications to the awards are now open until 23rd February 2018, at midnight.
Millions of people worldwide use heat-sensitive medication (insulin, growth hormones, anti-TNF, etc) and are prisoners of their medication. LifeInA created LifeInABox to fix it and to keep your medication between 2 and 8°C.
Developped by Telegrafik, Otono-me is an innovative telecare service where the person doesn’t need to wear anything. Otono-me has been designed for elderly, weakened or disabled people who could fall or need assistance.
[Read more…] about Otono-me: an innovative telecare service developped by Telegrafik
Lately, at the Mobile World Congress exhibition, Nokia announced the “come back” of its famous Nokia 3310 in a better version. Considered as an icon of an entire generation, is it the new perfect phone for the elderly?
Let’s find out more…
Variants of a gene thought to be linked to longevity appear to influence aging into the 90s, but do not appear to affect exceptional longevity, or aging over 100, a new study has found. The findings have been published in the Journals of Gerontology: Biological Sciences.
From the moment we are born, we all begin ageing. Each of us lives through different life events, we make choices, we face the consequences of policies and systems and intersecting forms of discrimination which influence our lives. As we grow older, the impact on us of these different experiences accumulates.
Sensome, formerly Instent, a company developing a micro-sensor technology for smart medical devices out of France’s Ecole polytechnique, announced today that it has completed its €4.7m seed round to bring its first product to clinical trials.
Venture capital firm Kurma Diagnostics led a syndicate with the new Paris-Saclay Seed Fund – co-managed by Partech Ventures – and ID Invest, joined by a group of business angels.
SilverNight/French SilverEco Awards, the annual event of Silver economy will take place on March 29th at the Grand Rex in Paris, the largest cinema in Europe.
A stroke (or cerebrovascular accident – CVA) is caused by the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot. This cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissue.
What can induce a stroke? What are the symptoms and how can we save the life of a person having a stroke?
At 85 years old, Deirdre Larkin is famous at home, Johannesburg (South Africa), but also in the entire world. Indeed, she is the recordwoman of the half marathon for 85 years and more people. This grandmother can run a 21km race in a bit more than two hours!
Brazil only became an “aging” society in 2012, but the share of its population age 65 and older is projected to triple by 2050, driven by improved life expectancy and declining fertility rates. As Brazil’s population is still relatively young, aging has not yet become a matter of wide public interest.
« This phenom would affect more persons that have been through a long period of unemployement, such as mothers », says Peter Haan, co-author of the study.
The world’s biggest seniors fair, 50 + BEURS, will take place from the 19th to the 23rd of September 2017 in Utrecht (Netherlands).
For the Romanian charity Never Alone, the young artist Eli Driu took a set of pictures of four Romanian grandmothers completely dressed up with traditional garments.
Viva Technology has, for its second edition, exceeded its objectives and successfully positionned France a major hub for tech start-ups and innovation worldwide: over 60,000 visitors, over 500 international speakers, over 6,000 startups and exhibitors from over 50 countries in 3 days! [Read more…] about Viva Technology: an even bigger success for 2017!
Tecnisa decided to create the first private building dedicated to receive elderly people in São Paulo in Brazil. This building, called “Senior living” will be part of “Jardim das Perdizes”, a real estate project inaugurated in 2013 by the company.
The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report being launched this week.
With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline.
On 19 June 2017, WHO’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC) welcomed Paris, France, as its 500th member.
The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo and her deputy Dominique Versini – responsible for early childhood, the protection of children and the fight against exclusion and the elderly – formalised their commitment to become an age-friendly city during a presentation of the plan “2017-2021 Seniors in Paris”.
The world elder abuse awareness day took place last 15th of June, 2017, on the theme : “Understand and end the financial abuse on elderly : a question coming under human rights”.
This day underlined the importance of preventing the elderly financial exploitation, because they must be able to completely enjoy human rights, without discimination.
Gymnastics is very strenuous , even more parallel bars that require a great arms strength and a strong abdominal belt. Despite that, some tournaments take place for elderly, especially the Turnfest in Berlin, where athletes come and go since last 3rd of June. But one of them drew all the attention : the 92-year-old German Johanna Quaas.
An impressive performance
With her 92 birthdays and her green leotard, she overwhelmed all the audience with her unbelievable performance. Enrolled in the 70 and more category for parallel bars, she reached the 5th place.
A fantastic performance for this old lady when we know how much physical efforts this sport requires. “The crowd on tuesday showed that people wanted to convince themselves that it was actually possible at her age” wrote the Taggespiel.
Read more : “Sports and the elderly : benefits and advice for a completely safe practice”
Gymnastics inside her DNA
This 5th place feels like the achievement of a lifetime dedicated to gymnastics. Indeed, Johanna Quaas, who was born in 1925, started gymnastics very early. “From the earliest days, I’ve been training myself doing flips and climbing on the bars,” she said to RBB. Unfortunately, the ban on doing gymnastics in Germany after World War 2 prevented her to realize her dream. Instead, she became a famous sport teacher : two of her students went to the Tokyo 1964 Olympics. Then, at the age of 57 years old, she started gymnastics again and won the elderly tournament 11 times. This success gave her the “world’s oldest gymnast” of the 2012 Guiness Records Book. We don’t know yet if Johanna will keep on training and performing in tournaments, she actually hesitated before starting her 6 months training before the Berlin tournament.
The elderly are particularly sensitive to weather changes, and especially to heat wave. You will find below 7 tips to help you cope heat wave.
Essence, providers of connected-living technologies, independent-living solutions for seniors, and cloud-based home security and management, has won the ESX Innovation Award for Digital Health/Well-Being Systems.
The elderly are particularly sensitive to weather changes, and especially to heatwave, as this week.
Indeed, they are suddenly exposed to the deshydration risks, then it is important to take some precautions in order to enjoy summer and be safe.
More than 50 years. That is what it took for Amy Cranton to obtain her bachelor’s degree. Freshly graduated from the Southern New Hampshire University with her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English, she can be proud to say that she accomplished a dream brutally stopped in 1962.
On May 2017, during the gala dinner of the 1st International Congress of Active Tourism for All, the Design for All Foundation award ceremony took place. Discover the winners in the following article.
Innovative City will take place in Nice from July 5th to July 6th, 2017. This territorial innovation meeting will allow actors to understand better the values of innovation. The last edition brought together more than 3,300 participants and 22 delegations representing the 5 continents.
Cannabis, and especially its main ingredient THC, is known for its effects on the body and the brain. These effects appear in very different ways, depending on personal features such as age. But surprisingly, teams of researchers at the University of Bonn and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found something surprising thanks to their study : cannabis could make seniors’ brains younger.
If you are part of the Silver Economy ecosystem and if you offer innovative products and services dedicated to elderly people, it is still time to apply for the International Silver Economy meeting, organized by Business France, which will be presented on Thursday, June the 29th 2017.
This contest will highlight the innovative companies of the sector and will award those who have more potential in the international.
A startup from Limoges called Cybedroïd has recently announced a 600,000€ fund raising to sell Leenby, a humanoid robot helping everyday life.
Presented and awarded at SilverNight 2017 (Innovation Trophy for the Silver Economy in March 2017), E-Vone is promised to a great future in France and overseas! Indeed, those smart shoes for elderly people are a simple premise for unfailing protection.
Developped by Vitalbase, Vibby OAK is a new generation of wrist and neck-worn automatic fall detector, featuring a fall trigger, replacing conventional push buttons. The enhanced reliability and the new design allow to protect frail people of any age.
During its annual conference “Build 2017”, Microsoft has presented a bracelet that allows to comfort Parkinson-related tremors. It is a real innovation for patients who could write their names normally again. Explanations…
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.