A new Economics of Ageing Workshop 2019 on Resources in Retirement is going to be held at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. The event is going to take place from June 24th to 25th 2019. In the context of the Workshop a special issue of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing will be published.
After three years of R&D, the small team of LIZN ApS, a start up based in the city of Aarhus, Denmark, has come up with a wireless solution that reduces surrounding noise and disturbance.
Fasting may have anti-ageing effects, increasing your lifespan and helping healthy ageing, according to a Harvard University Study.
Have you ever wanted to check on an elderly relative or friend without resulting intrusive? Sometimes we would like to see if our loved ones are following their routines and doing well, but they are not easy to reach, nor they pay attention to the phone. Howz is a new smart system that uses indoor sensors to check that everything is fine in the home of our elderlies. [Read more…] about Howz, the reasuring Smart house sensor
As the autonomy of the elderly becomes an issue within French society, elderly people’s mobility is becoming a subject of discussion. In order to understand it better, AG2R LA MONDIALE, in partnership with the Wimoov association, has launched a survey whose results should be published in November 2018. If you are over 60 years old, take 5 minutes to answer the survey! And, what’s more important, do not hesitate to transfer it to other +60 year old people!
Do not know which gift to ask for Christmas or for your birthday? Renew your lingerie with red panties or red boxers. This is the favorite gift among the japanese elderly!
From Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th of June 2019 a unique tour to discover the Silver Economy “made in Japan” is organised on the occasion of the SilverEco and Ageing Well International Awards.
The Ageing Well Japan Tour is aimed to CEOs, senior executives and facility managers who would like to gain an insight into japanese innovative elderly care industry and services for their organizations. Attendees will come away from the study tour with a strong understanding of the financial, technical and cultural aspects that place Japan ahead in its adaptation to the global demographic ageing.
The launching event of the French-Japanese cooperation on Innovation and Digital Economy took place at Station F, Paris, on July 13th 2018. It was organised by the French and Japanese governments and JETRO, a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.
The European Warehouse of Opportunities was formally launched in Reykjavik on June 26th, at the Conference that marked the end of the Erasmus+ program Catch the BALL (Be Active Through Lifelong Learning). [Read more…] about Erasmus+ Catch the BALL launches The European Warehouse of Opportunities
Performing a concert without knowing how to play your instrument is the daring challenge taken up by the seven members of the French musical group “Les Mamies Guitares”, in English “The Grandma Guitars”. Aged 60-75, Arlette, Françoise, Martine, Danièle, Dominique, Agnès and Brigitte performed on June 30, 2018 at the “Festival Bruisme”.
Italian hearing aid maker Amplifon announced on July 24th 2018 the agreement for the acquisition of GAES group, one of the largest privately owned hearing-aid retailer of the Spanish speaking markets.
You are a fan of football but do not feel fit enough to run behind the ball for 90 minutes? Why not trying your hand (or your foot) at walking football?
How to detect the warning signs of dementia using a mobile phone? An international team of scientists has examined the issue and developed a simple and cost-effective test. [Read more…] about How to detect the warning signs of dementia using a mobile phone
A survey regarding Illectronism (Illectornisme in french) conducted by the CSA in France for the Social Press Union in March 2018 reveals that 57% of over people 70-year-old are not comfortable with digital formats.
Dermot Higgins at 56 has just become the oldest person to cycle around the globe. Dermot, and his trusty bicycle, Karolina, started their epic journey in June last year and arrived back in his hometown of Rush, Co. Dublin on April 7th after 9 months and 29,000 kilometres of tough cycling over all sorts of terrain in all sorts of weather. [Read more…] about Dermot Higgins, has cycled into the Guinness Book of Records!
The 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AWE) will take place on 28-29th April 2017, in Portugal. The conference aims to create a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health.
As the world’s ageing phenomenon becomes a worldwide challenge, there are numerous projects or initiatives which are being imagined in order to better cater to the lives of ageing seniors citizens.
Every year, SilverEco.fr, the French national portal of the Silver Economy organizes Silver Night. On the occasion, the best products, solutions or initiatives are being awarded with the French SilverEco® Trophies. [Read more…] about Silver Night – French SilverEco® Trophies: 20th of March 2017
In 2015 in EU28 it is estimated there were 46 million falls amongst community-dwelling elder people.
Fear of falling is common among the elderly and it can often become a reason for social isolation.
About 1/3 community-dwelling people aged 65 or over fall each year, fall rates increase with age and are higher in long term residential care and hospitals.
Some 30-50% falls result in minor injury, 5% in fractures, 5-6% in other major injury.
Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 report was published in November 2016 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission. This publication presents the most recent trends on health and health systems across the 28 EU member states.
Governments need to respond to rising needs for long-term care, especially regarding reducing premature deaths, reducing tobacco and alcohol use, tackling obesity and improving quality of acute and chronic care.
Health at a Glance: Europe 2016, European Commission/OECD joint report shows that policies that aim at promoting good health and preventing diseases as well as reduce healthcare inequalities between EU members.
For 50 years, the CES has been the biggest annual consumer electronics event organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The next edition will take place from the 5th to the 8th of January 2017 in Las Vegas (USA).
Imagine strolling through a shopping mall looking for a specific store and instead of wandering aimlessly or accessing a directory, you encounter a robot, eager and willing to provide information. Perhaps you find yourself in a hotel lobby in need of restaurant reservations, or in the middle of a busy airport seeking flight departures ; and a robot wheels around the corner to answer your questions : Hease.
Top management team including CEO will be centered at Doro headquarters in Lund, Sweden. Jérôme Arnaud will leave Doro but continue as CEO until the already-initiated recruitment process is completed. Doro also announces the closure of one R&D site in France and some staff optimization in Sweden.
The European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active & Healthy Aging will take place in Brussels from December 5th to 8th 2016 ; it will bring together business leaders, national and regional ministers and authorities, global “thinkers”, the investment community, healthcare, technology companies, civil society and media.
Older people must be included in prevention, treatment, care and support, says HelpAge International on World AIDS Day, as a new UNAIDS report reveals how more and more people are living into older age with HIV.
[Read more…] about Elderly people with HIV must be included in HIV prevention, treatment, care and support
We are never too old to travel, and Yelena Yerkhova, a 89-year-old Russian grandmother is the living proof of that. She has traveled alone ever since she was 83 to discover new cultures and news countries. She recently returned from Vietnam and Israel, and obviously posted pictures on her favorite social network : Instagram.
Social media has been the driving force behind Nieto Voluntario, an association with one goal: bringing joy to older adults, by making them feel included and restoring their self-esteem. [Read more…] about Bolivia: an elder rights association uses social media to recruit young volunteers
On October 19th, Quebecois Minister responsible for seniors and Anti-bullying Françoise Charbonneau introduced a bill aiming at protecting the elderly against abuse, including by making it easier to report cases. [Read more…] about Quebec introduces a bill against elder abuse
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
Elder abuse can take several forms: it can be physical, sexual, psychological, moral, but also through neglect, be it intentional or not. It also includes extortion (for instance, forcing an older person to sign a cheque against their will), or other forms of financial violence, blackmail, abandonment, grave violations to someone’s dignity, or disrespect.
The World Health Organisation defines elder abuse as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person.” Elder abuse is a violation of Human Rights.
How prevalent is the phenomenon worldwide? How do you spot abuse? And what are different ways to fight it? [Read more…] about Elder abuse: what are warning signs and how can we prevent it?