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.