In Poland, people aged 75 and more do not have to pay for their own medication anymore, thanks to a law featured among the election pledges of the ruling party. [Read more…] about In Poland, medication is free past the age of 75
The University of Missouri recently developed a new detection system that does not rely on wearable sensors. It monitors the elderly’s movement patterns, thus allowing medical staff to take proactive action against mobility loss. [Read more…] about Researchers from the University of Missouri develop non-wearable fall-detection sensors
Dark times are ahead for retirement funding in Great Britain : a fifth of people aged 55 have been unable to save for retirement up until now, meaning they might not be able to maintain the same quality of life upon retirement, according to a study conducted by LV=. [Read more…] about A retirement crisis is looming ahead in Great Britain
One out of twenty Korean seniors report having had some kind of suicidal thoughts over the last years ; those macabre thoughts could have everything to do with negative class perceptions, according to a recent study. [Read more…] about Negative class perceptions drive South Korean seniors to suicide
Can technology enable seniors to break free from isolation? An important question at a time when Silver economy players think up ever more efficient communications technologies. Faissal Houhou expresses his views on the matter on Silvereco.eu. [Read more…] about Breaking the isolation of seniors: can telepresence bring generations closer?
Communications strategy expert Sparkler recently conducted a study on empowerment and modern technologies for Facebook IQ. It found that people aged 45 to 70 may find life more fulfilling than other generations, in more ways than one.
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Could it be the Olympics ? Sports is in the air. The pictures of the athletic Mr McEntire lifting himself off the ground with the help of a pole have gone around on Twitter [Read more…] about When “Fit Grandpa” goes to the Olympics
The second Silver Day Normandy will take place on Thursday October 13th ; the event is dedicated to the Silver economy and organised by Normandie’s Chambers of commerce and industry, as well as the region’s development agency.
The annual meeting is aimed at Silver Economy players and project leaders, with one goal in mind : foster networking and exchanges about the sector’s opportunities. Home services will feature among discussed topics, along with e-health, housing, food, mobility and tourism. [Read more…] about October 13 2016 : Silver Day Normandy will take place in Bagnoles de l’Orne, Normandy
New Zealand athlete Julie Brougham is the oldest competing athlete in Rio’s Olympic Games ; the 62-year-old rider competed in the individual dressage trial on August 12th.
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
In Japan, local convenience stores strive to adapt to the ageing population ; they now settle in residential buildings. [Read more…] about Japan : local shops adapt to ageing
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 ?
“Easy buttons” give seniors’ life comfort a serious boost : these ergonomic buttons are designed to make it easier for both seniors and disabled people to dress daily. [Read more…] about Ergonomic “Easy buttons” enhance seniors’ daily life comfort
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
In a bid to alleviate the financial weight of its ageing population, Thailand has recently taken a stand in favour of the employment of seniors, starting with the opening of a senior job placement centre in August. [Read more…] about Bridging the Gray divide : Thailand takes measures to foster seniors’ employment
The Global retirement index of 2016 was published on July 20th by Natixis Global Asset Management. It takes into account key factors affecting retirement security and is instrumental in comparing best practices regarding public and retirement policies across 43 countries. [Read more…] about 2016 Global retirement index: adapting retirement systems to changing demographics
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
For their 80th birthday, Joe and Kay O’Regans decided to run the Cork City Marathon, in Ireland. On the 6th of June, they crossed the finish line hand in hand, proving that old age doesn’t have to be the end of all physical endeavours.
At age 79, “Rocket girl” Susan Finley shows no sign of wanting to end to her fruitful 58-year career at NASA. [Read more…] about 79 space pioneer Susan Finley still has her head in the stars
The 21st IAGG World Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG2017) will take place from July 23 to July 27 in San Francisco, United States. It is an opportunity for experts to keep track of the latest research on ageing. [Read more…] about July 23-27 : 21st IAGG World Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG2017) in San Francisco
The 2nd Nursing Home Research International Working Group (NHRIWG) will take in Barcelona, Spain, on November 9 and 10. [Read more…] about November 9-10 2016: 2d Nursing Home Research International Working Group
The annual conference of the International Academy on Nutrition and Aging (IANA) will take place at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco on the 23rd of July 2017. [Read more…] about July 23 2017 : 12th International Academy on Nutrition and Aging (IANA) in San Francisco
On June 15th, the International Silver economy meeting took place in Paris. Focus on the second edition of the Business France competition and its winners. [Read more…] about International Silver economy meeting 2016 : focus on the Business France competition results
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”
Staying in their own home as long as possible is one of the wishes most often expressed by the elderly. 77% of French seniors have declared themselves in favour of “ageing in place”, along with 90% of American seniors.
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
Visual impairments (or low vision) are characterised by a less detailed vision and an altered visual field. A visually-impaired person may be able to distinguish the shape of a face, but not the features, make out the outline of a hand, but not the nails, etc. They also report being constantly dazzled when outside.
Visually-impaired people are halfway between blindness and “standard” visual acuity and suffer impediments on a daily basis, to varying degrees. [Read more…] about What are visual impairments? How do you remedy them?
Like many other Asian countries, South Korea’s population is ageing rapidly. In the next few decades, the financial burden of retirement threatens to become crushing. [Read more…] about In South Korea, retirement is weighing down the economy