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.
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced that they are partnering on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs.
The three companies, which bring their scale and complementary expertise to this long-term effort, will pursue this objective through an independent company that is free from profit-making incentives and constraints.
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.
Pima Animal Care Center in Arizona decided to partner with elderly care facility, called Catalina Springs Memory Care, to save both orphaned newborn kittens and elderly people.
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.
We’ve all seen ads on TV and in magazines: « Fifty is the new thirty » or « Sixty is the new forty. » Although that may sound like a nice sentiment, as someone over fifty, I don’t agree at all. Fifty is the new fifty – And I, for one, like the looks of it.
Extract of “Disrupt Aging”, a book written by Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP, USA
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
The 5th International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR) will be held on April 28th – 29th, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, USA. During the two-day conference, researchers from all around the world are exposing their results regarding frailty and Sarcopenia. [Read more…] about USA: The 5th International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research will be held in Philadelphia
As a response to the rapid ageing population process and the raise of the elderly proportion, Unites States’ Governments are establishing “Silver Alerts”. It is a program imagined to help locating missing older people with dementia or other mental debilities, especially with Alzheimer’s disease. [Read more…] about USA: the “Silver Alert” program aims to find missing elderly people
Age Watch shows 37 stats regarding the elderly from Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Several fields are presented: pensions, health condition or public transportation. [Read more…] about Bluecare reveals an infographics regarding the elderly in Ireland, the UK and the USA