Wang Deshun, a famous Chinese senior model, is the new ambassador of Reebok China. At the age of 81, the octogenarian is fitter than ever, the brand chose him because he perfectly embodies its new values.
CHINA AID 2017 will take place from Wednesday 6th to Friday 9th June 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Pu Dong. It is the must-attend event for growing businesses in the fast-developing senior care industry in China, providing foreign companies currently establishing their presence with serious business opportunities.
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Moderate post-lunch napping is tied to better cognition in older adults, according to a study published online Dec. 20 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
The objectives were to examine the cross-sectional associations between self-reported postlunch napping and structured cognitive assessments in Chinese older adults.
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?
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
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?
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
China International Senior Services Expo (CISSE) is the biggest Chinese expo focusing on elderly care. This fifth edition will take place at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, from 3rd to 5th may 2016. The main theme is “Better care for the elderly, better life for the world”.
The ageing phenomenon is a worldwide phenomenon. It is however particularly present in some countries such as China; in 2014, people aged 60 and over made up to 15.5% (212.4 million) of the population, according a study published by the XINHUA Chinese press agency. [Read more…] about In China, elderly people represent 15.5% of the population
In China, children generally insure the financial cost and care of their older parents. What about parents who don’t have children anymore? How are they supposed to pay for all their healthcare costs? [Read more…] about Beijing: new policies for childless parents
On May 8th and 9th, 2015, the China International Senior Services Expo (CISSE) will take place at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. It is the biggest Chinese exhibition dedicated to elderly support.
On that occasion, the French Silver economy will be represented at the France Pavilion, which will be held by Business France and the French-Chinese Partnership association. [Read more…] about On May 8th and 9th: a France Pavilion will take place at the China International Senior Services Expo in Beijing
China is the most populated country in the world; it also accounts for the biggest population of seniors. Indeed, by 2035, there will be 300 millions of seniors in China.
The quick pace of population ageing in China is partly due to the one child policy; it impacts the evolution of the Chinese society, in which the elderly can struggle with their financial situation. They sometimes need to work in order to live by collecting garbage.
Seniors are also especially impacted by a high suicide rate, especially in rural areas.
According to the World Bank, 2.5 million people work in the informal waste management system by collecting recyclable garbage in order to sell it.
Many of these collectors are elderly people who can’t afford their daily expenses with the shrinking pensions they receive from the Chinese government.
You might be smiling at this, but this anecdote does raise some interesting questions: a young man refused to give up his seat on the bus and was attacked by several elderly persons as a result. The scene was shot by one of the passengers. Since, the video has been broadcasted on the Internet. It has been seen more than 160,000 times and triggers strong reactions against the elderly.
This is not the first time this type of altercation takes place in China: an elderly person has died from a heart attack during a similar incident. [Read more…] about Intergenerational conflicts: sometimes, the young and the elderly fight in buses in China
From 09th to 11th October 2014, will be held the first Silver Economy trade faire in Guanzhou, China.
The 1st China International Silver Industry Exhibition gathers 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. It will provide a platform to communicate and cooperate with professionals in the silver industry.
[Read more…] about Oct 09-11,2014 : 1st Silver Economy exhibition in China (SIC)