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.
The Silver Economy and Ageing Well International Awards will take place in Paris on the 29th of March 2018 during the biggest Silver Economy French event: the Silver Night! More than 1.500 professionals and business stakeholders will meet to exchange and discover the best ageing-well and Silver Economy innovations.
Domalys, selected to represent the FrenchTech during the CES of Las Vegas, had the opportunity to present its innovation: Aladin, a smart lamp “with a genie inside”. Explanations…
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.
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.
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!
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…
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…
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.
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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…
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.
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.
This elderly couple that we are going to talk about is unusual! Indeed, they recently married after a stage to the hospital together. It is never too late to fall in love again…
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.
Eyeprotec is Singapore based company providing a 24/7 online service via a mobile app which is used to immediately alert emergency services in case of a significant event, as well as Eyeprotec users who can provide active immediate support.
This security tool also offers for a minimum cost, 3 types of personal security services accessible to everyone. Since its launch in France in November 2016, more than 3500 people have registered on EyeProtec.
For the past 3 years Wistiki has been busy changing the market of connected devices by offering a solution that is both useful and efficient in helping scatterbrains all over the worls keep track of their belongings.
With the ‘Wistiki by Starck’ collection the company called on the great designer Philippe Starck to create a line of premium and reliable products.
Now, the company presents its new innovative product: the Wistiki Ahā!
Tao Porchon-Lynch, at the age of 98, is the world’s oldest yoga teacher, and she’s been practicing for over 70 years. Meet this unusual elderly woman, an inspiration for people all over the world…
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.
Seventy years ago, Joy Lofthouse was one of the 164 females pilots of the Royal Air Force’s ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary) involved in World War 2. Last year, she took to the skies again in her favourite plane, the Spitfire, as part of BBC documentary “The Spitfire Women.”
Hearing aid provider Sonova Holding has received three awards at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards for two shorts films, nominated in three different categories. [Read more…] about Sonova Holding AG wins three awards at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards
Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday. His research topic : autophagy, the process through which body cells recycle their own content, which is critical in preventing damage and age-related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. [Read more…] about Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi receives the Nobel Prize for his work on autophagy
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
Creative Specific Software (C2S), the company behind fall-detection system VAC, recently signed a partnership with French remote-monitoring provider Vitaris, which will market the system in France. [Read more…] about C2S signed a partnership with French remote monitoring specialist Vitaris
September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day ; now is probably better a time than any to help research on dementia makes its next leap forward.
Game company Glitchers developed the game Sea Hero Quest, where a man sets out to recover his father’s lost memories. Going on a virtual adventure is certainly fun, but the game also makes an impact in the physical world : it aims at pinpointing the exact mechanisms that come into play when humans attempts to find their bearings in order to take research on Alzheimer’s to the next level. [Read more…] about World Alzheimer’s Day : go on a Sea Hero Quest to retrieve lost memories!
The Consumer Technology Association (CAT) teams up with Extreme Tech for the second edition of the Technology that improves lives video contest, with one goal in mind : fostering innovation to help seniors and disabled people. [Read more…] about Technology that improves lives : a video contest to help the elderly and the disabled
Centenarians seem to particularly take to certains regions in the world ; Japanese island Okinawa and Italian village Acciaroli are two of their favourite hideouts. What are the secrets to longevity in these regions? [Read more…] about Live long and prosper : two Japanese and Italian recipes for longevity
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 China International Robot Show (CIROS) took place this July in Shanghai, giving China the opportunity to showcase its massive investments in robotics, which could prove instrumental in catering to the needs of China’s growing senior population. [Read more…] about Is China taking the lead in robotics?
The archetype of the affable old lady with barely enough screen time to pat grandchildren’s heads seems to have run its course. A new generation of successful senior actresses prove that when it comes to acting, nothing substitutes experience. [Read more…] about Senior actresses are on a roll
Pokémon Go swept through the whole world, and certainly didn’t spare seniors. Focus on this trend and its potential benefits for a good ageing experience. [Read more…] about What can Pokémon Go do for the elderly ?
New play areas for seniors are sprouting left and right in Spain. Their aim : foster intergenerational bonding and get the elderly out of their house and moving. [Read more…] about In Spain, play areas for seniors are all the rage
The 7th Verklizan Innovation Day will take place on November 7 2016, in Essen, Germany. This Congress aims at providing participants with a comprehensive view of the teleassistance and telecare sector. [Read more…] about November 7 2016 : Verklizan Innovation Day in Essen, Germany
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”
At 90, American nurse Florence Rigney still works twice a week at Tacoma General Hospital, in Washington. This birthday marks her 70th year of service.
The launch of Airbnb-emulator Freebird Club, a platform dedicated exclusively to seniors, is scheduled for June, after creator Peter Mangan received the European Commission’s Social Innovation Competition for its role in fighting off loneliness among seniors. [Read more…] about Fostering social integration: launch of a senior-only “Airbnb”
The “White Book on Frailty” is a guide on detecting and treating frailty among the elderly; it promotes preventive actions against disabilities and provides information on how to adequately integrate frailty into everyday clinical practice.
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
Is it possible to project ourselves into the future and take a glimpse of what we would look like with grey hair and marked wrinkles? Cut Video, along with Field Day makes this possible for a young couple. They are ageing together in a several-hour-long project which will tear you up and which really caught the attention of the SilverEco.eu staff. We loved it, we share it! [Read more…] about How would we look like in our 70s?
European Studies proposes a short video to sum up the ageing phenomenon at the European Union scale. Europeans have fewer children and live longer. How can Europe face the challenges of an ageing population?
Even the biggest economy in Europe, Germany, is facing this issue: it is indeed the country with the highest percentage of old people, along with Italy. [Read more…] about The ageing population of Europe
Barbara Beskind is 91 years old and she’s still not retired: two years ago, she joined Ideo, an innovating Sillicon Valley start-up company. Finally, her childhood dream comes true – she became a designer of products for the elderly. [Read more…] about Barbara Beskind, a 91 years old designer for elderly products
QardioArm is a wireless connected and designed sphygmonanometer. Sold by Qardio, the project was first introduced and funded on Indiegogo crowdfunding platform in January 2014.
This connected blood pressure monitor is compact, which can be carried easily to measure blood pressure wherever you are.
Hypertension is a chronic disease that affects many people in France and which can lead to heart attack or stroke.
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On this episode of “Elders React”, a famous web series , the Fine Brothers Benny and Rafi asked a group of senior citizens to try the Google Glass. Watch their reactions. [Read more…] about Elderly people try the Google Glass !
GiraffPlus is a European project that combines robotics and home automation to take care of the elderly. Giraff is an assistant robot for seniors and the project allows them to get home automation equipments.
The aim is to allow the elderly living at home to be able to communicate with family, friends or with health professionals. The device might be marketed at the end of 2015.
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This innovative solution should reproduce modified food texture in their original form using a 3D food printer.
[Read more…] about 3D food printer for seniors developed as part of a European project
Nu-age is a European project with a duration of 5 years which brings together 30 partners from 17 countries. 9 millions of dollars have been allocated for this project under the seventh “Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology” EU’s program. The project Nu-age aims to show how nutrition can help control or slow the ageing process. [Read more…] about Nu-age: a European project to prevent the effects of aging with a dietary study