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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[Read more…] about Read the guest column of Hiroyuki MURATA, President of Murata Associates, Inc
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!
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
« 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.
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.
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”.
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.
Emma Morano, the Italian supercentenarian and dean of humanity, died on the 15th of April 2017 at the age of 117 years and 137 days, in her house in the Northern city of Verbania.
Jerome PIGNIEZ, CEO and founder of SilverEco.eu and SilverEco.fr, was recently interviewed by the Spanish online magazine, EIOVA, in order to present the way Silver Economy developed itself in France, and how the Government and Business shareholders played a major role.
Karsten Thormaehlen, a German photographer, spent months travelling around the world to capture portraits of people aged 100 and over, in order to celebrate the beauty and joy of getting older.
His work proves that elderly people are beautiful, too.
As of 1st March, 2017, the PharmaLex Group, a leading specialist provider of development consulting and scientific affairs, regulatory affairs and pharmacovigilance, has expanded its service portfolio in Bulgaria.
In an Indian village, called Fangane, far away from Mumbai city, there exists a school that restricts children from entering and where the youngest student must be over the age of 60. This grandmothers’s school is called Aajibaichi Shala.
At the beginning of March 2017, HelpAge International has announced the appointment of Justin Derbyshire as its new Chief Executive Officer.
On the USA election night, after the victory of Donald Trump, Teresa Shook, a 60 years old grandmother from Hawaii (Maui), decided to create an event page on Facebook “I think we should march”. She never expected the response she would get. Indeed, the next morning, more than 10,000 people said they were attending the event.
Her social media call-to-action is at the origin of the Women’s March which took place in Washington DC last week and it was followed by countries around the world.
By 2035, more than one in five people in the USA will be aged 65 and older and one in three households will be headed by someone in that age group, according to Projections and Implications for Housing a Growing Population: Older Adults 2015-2035, a report released last week by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Doro‘s Board of Directors has appointed Robert Puskaric as new CEO and President, with stationing at Doro’s head office in Lund and effective from February 1, 2017. Robert Puskaric joins Doro from his current position at Ericsson. Jérôme Arnaud will remain CEO and President until February 1, 2017.
For 50 years, the CES has been the biggest annual consumer electronics event organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The next edition will take place from the 5th to the 8th of January 2017 in Las Vegas (USA).
Top management team including CEO will be centered at Doro headquarters in Lund, Sweden. Jérôme Arnaud will leave Doro but continue as CEO until the already-initiated recruitment process is completed. Doro also announces the closure of one R&D site in France and some staff optimization in Sweden.
On October 19th, Quebecois Minister responsible for seniors and Anti-bullying Françoise Charbonneau introduced a bill aiming at protecting the elderly against abuse, including by making it easier to report cases. [Read more…] about Quebec introduces a bill against elder abuse
In Kenya, elderly women are believed to be spared by HIV and have therefore become frequent victims of rape. They decided to take matters into their own hands and took up karaté to defend themselves against future rape attempts. [Read more…] about Karaté grannies: older women learn to defend themselves in Kenya
In April, the AARP (American Association of Retired People) published a video challenging people’s perceptions of old age : how old is old? What can or can’t an older person do? Millennials and Baby boomers have different answers to these questions. [Read more…] about How old is old? Ask Millennials.
1,370 elders go missing every day in China, according to a new report by the Zhongmin Social Assistance Institute. [Read more…] about Why do elders go missing in China?
Witch hunting is on the rise in Africa, and it mainly targets older women, especially in Tanzania, where they are routinely accused of fuelling albino killings, causing bad harvest and bringing disease. [Read more…] about Older Tanzanian women often become targets of ‘witch’ hunting
Japanese elders now make up a third of the country’s entrepreneurs, at a time when younger people seem to shy away from entrepreneurship. [Read more…] about Seniors make up a third of all Japanese entrepreneurs
On October 17 2016, the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, sat in Ouagadougou, voted in favour of a new law reasserting and promoting seniors’ rights in a country where their situation is often precarious. [Read more…] about The National Assembly of Burkina Faso passes a new law on elders’ rights
In Australia, Senior Citizens clubs have had trouble renewing memberships, a phenomenon likely to increase elderly isolation and thus adverse health effects. [Read more…] about Australia : Senior Citizens club memberships ebbing could mean increasing isolation for the elderly
In the last couple of decades, elderly suicide has been on the rise in China. The phenomenon can be linked with the trend of “migrant workers”, young people flocking to big cities to find work and leaving their family behind, including children and the elderly. [Read more…] about China : the disturbing trend of elderly suicide
On October 1st, International day of Older persons, international organisation HelpAge called on people worldwide to take a stand against ageism. Share your thoughts and join the movement! [Read more…] about HelpAge : Raise your voice against ageism
On October 1st, International day of Older persons, NGO HelpAge’s main campaign, Age demands action, will give voice to the stories of elders who have faced social discrimination because of their age. [Read more…] about International day of Older persons : Take a stand against ageism on October 1st
In Germany, older adults poverty rates have increased by 25% percent over a decade. Some politicians are blaming the ruling party for not taking sufficient care of the elderly. [Read more…] about In Germany, the elderly live through increasing poverty
The Ivorian society is moving slowly but surely towards population ageing ; in a bid to prepare for the oncoming phenomenon, it has already started adapting to the elderly’s needs, who currently live in less-than-ideals conditions. [Read more…] about Côte d’Ivoire pushes for an improvement of the elderly’s living conditions
The Swiss National Council recently decided on an automatic increase of retirement age should the AVS fund (Elderly and surviving insurance) go into deficit. 63% of the Swiss reject the notion, according to a survey published on Sunday by Schweiz am Sonntag. [Read more…] about Swiss citizens refuse to retire at age 67
Dark times are ahead for retirement funding in Great Britain : a fifth of people aged 55 have been unable to save for retirement up until now, meaning they might not be able to maintain the same quality of life upon retirement, according to a study conducted by LV=. [Read more…] about A retirement crisis is looming ahead in Great Britain
One out of twenty Korean seniors report having had some kind of suicidal thoughts over the last years ; those macabre thoughts could have everything to do with negative class perceptions, according to a recent study. [Read more…] about Negative class perceptions drive South Korean seniors to suicide
Communications strategy expert Sparkler recently conducted a study on empowerment and modern technologies for Facebook IQ. It found that people aged 45 to 70 may find life more fulfilling than other generations, in more ways than one.
[Read more…] about Could 45 be the age of empowerment?
In Japan, local convenience stores strive to adapt to the ageing population ; they now settle in residential buildings. [Read more…] about Japan : local shops adapt to ageing
In a bid to alleviate the financial weight of its ageing population, Thailand has recently taken a stand in favour of the employment of seniors, starting with the opening of a senior job placement centre in August. [Read more…] about Bridging the Gray divide : Thailand takes measures to foster seniors’ employment
The Global retirement index of 2016 was published on July 20th by Natixis Global Asset Management. It takes into account key factors affecting retirement security and is instrumental in comparing best practices regarding public and retirement policies across 43 countries. [Read more…] about 2016 Global retirement index: adapting retirement systems to changing demographics
At age 79, “Rocket girl” Susan Finley shows no sign of wanting to end to her fruitful 58-year career at NASA. [Read more…] about 79 space pioneer Susan Finley still has her head in the stars
More and more people aged 65 and above keep working in the USA, even more so than during the great economic recession of 2007. Focus on a trend on the rise. [Read more…] about USA : the upward trend of working seniors
Like many other Asian countries, South Korea’s population is ageing rapidly. In the next few decades, the financial burden of retirement threatens to become crushing. [Read more…] about In South Korea, retirement is weighing down the economy
Much has been said about the ageing of the population of Japan; but many do not know that in the oldest country in the world, the elderly lead rather precarious lives.
Today, 15th of June it is the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On the occasion, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, held the traditional speech inviting the world to raise awareness on the matter.