In Beijing, all people aged 60 and over are given a multifunction card allowing the Chinese government to collect data on their daily lives and needs. The goal is to adapt public budgeting accordingly and provide age-appropriate services. [Read more…] about Adapting services to the elderly: Beijing uses a new multi-purpose card to track seniors
On 26 – 27 April 2016 it will take place in London the Smart to Future Cities and Urban IoT. On its 5th edition, the event will attract over 350 senior level city players, representing 162 cities across 59 countries.
The 7th edition of the International Design for All Foundation Good Practices Awards recognizes achievements in the field of design for all. The objective is to show that the implementation of design for all, or the universal design, contributes to the improving quality of life for everyone.
The design for all is especially addressed when speaking about Silver Economy, as its standards matches perfectly with the ambition to reach and have an adapted society to the ageing process.
The latest study conducted by OECD, Pensions at a Glance 2015, reveals that recent reforms have made pension systems more financially sustainable. In addition, pensioners have higher living standards. Indeed, efforts have been made in half of the OECD countries so that the pension systems allow pensioners to a living well. Those reforms revealed to be successful, nevertheless efforts continue to be mandatory, as the risk of pensioner poverty remains rather serious. [Read more…] about OECD – a comprehensive view regarding pension system
The European Commission revealed the new programme of projects and plans for the next 2 years. Horizon 2020 will continue to support innovative projects, starting from research and conceptualisation steps to the production part. [Read more…] about EU: Horizon 2020 reveals the new work programme
According to the Canadian Statistics, for the first time in the country’s history, people aged above 65 years old outnumber the number of children aged up to 14. [Read more…] about Canada: when the elderly outnumber the children
Today we celebrate the elderly worldwide. On the 1st of October 2015, we celebrate the 25th International Day of Old Persons. It was first celebrated on 1990 when the United Nations decided on an international day that aims to raise awareness about different issues affecting elders such as dementia, cognitive decline or even elder abuse. [Read more…] about Today is the International Day of Old People
On the 1st of October, the 25st International Day of Older People will be celebrated. Ever since its first edition in 1990, this day aims to raise awareness about different issues affecting elders such as dementia, cognitive decline or even elder abuse. [Read more…] about October 1st, 2015 – The International Day of Older Persons
According to the latest statistics published by the Japanese Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, people aged above 80 years old represent 7.9% from the total population. This analysis was published on the occasion of the International Day of the Elderly, celebrated on the last 21 of September in the land of the Rising Sun.
The World Bank took a closer look to the ageing phenomenon worldwide, particularly towards Europe and Central Asia where ageing often comes with a demographic shrinking. A report was published to identify and point out the main opportunities and policies contributing to an active, healthy and productive Ageing. [Read more…] about The World Bank on “Golden Ageing”
Brigitta Sinka is an 87-year-old Hungarian woman who beat the world record of simultaneous chess. She brought down a record previously detained by José Capablanca (1888-1942), a professional chess player and a world champion. [Read more…] about At 87 year old, she beat a world chess record
In Europe, Silver Economy is a challenge. The population is ageing and by 2025 more than 20% of Europeans will be over 65, with a particularly rapid increase of the proportion of people over 80. Nevertheless, the European Union makes consistent efforts so that silver economy markets can be seen as true growth opportunities. [Read more…] about EU: a call for study in Silver Economy
Seniors are trendy, as recent fashion houses’ advertising campaigns show: Céline, Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs, among others, feature elderly women for their advertising campaigns, and this trend seems to keep growing. [Read more…] about Fashion and Silver Economy: Are seniors in?
The United Nations has named June, 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On the occasion, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made a statement about the matter. Once again, he raises general awareness, demanding a “public response” so that older people’s rights can be respected. [Read more…] about United Nations ask people to come together to support the rights of the elderly
It is possible that Miss Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport will enter the Guinness Book of World Records after she become the oldest woman to ever receive a doctoral degree.
The Marc Jacobs’ new advertising campaign ambassador for the 2016 autumn-winter collection is none other than 69-year-old pop queen Cher. This demonstrates once again that the elder model trend is expanding, since the fashion house Marc Jacobs is not the first one to put “old ambassadors” in the spotlight. [Read more…] about 69-year-old singer Cher is the new Marc Jacobs ambassador