The three winners of the 2018 Smart Ageing Prize were announced during the first day of the AAL Forum.
Ageing in prison is the subject of the new International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) report, published in October 2018. It explains how to identify and meet the needs of a very peculiar population: older prisoners.
“Smile does not get old” is the beautiful project of the russian photographer Ilya Nodia, who chose to make elderly people’s smile immortal.
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
After the French edition of SilverEco and Ageing Well International Awards, the jury members shared on camera the specificities of Silver economy all over the world.
The 2018 Ageing Report, published in May 2018, shows that fiscal costs linked to pensions, health care and long-term care are expected to rise over the coming decades, as Europe’s population continues to age significantly.
The Silver Economy and Ageing Well International Awards took place in Paris on the 29th of March 2018 during the biggest Silver Economy French event: the Silver Night, and rewarded the best ageing-well and Silver Economy innovations.
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.
Nicole Kidman, a famous australian actress, used her Screen Actors Guild Awards speech to speak out against ageism in Hollywood, explaining however that the industry’s attitude towards older female stars is changing for the better.
According to aarpinternational.org, Germany is currently one of five “super-aged” societies in the world, and its population of those age 65 and older will continue to grow, reaching nearly one-third of the total population by 2050.
New research from the University of Otago Christchurch have found that one in five older people (equates to 15,000 elderly) identify as feeling lonely in New Zealand, and the negative impact of this can worsen health conditions.
New research for Age UK shows that nearly a million (928,000) older people feel lonelier at Christmas time.
Nearly one in four elderly Japanese convicts is reoffending and ending up back behind bars within two years of being released, according to new government figures.
Read SilverEco.org Hiroyuki MURATA’s guest column, published in the latest issue of “L’Annuaire National de la Silver Economie”.
Hiroyuki MURATA is the President of Murata Associates, Inc. and a Professor in Tohoku University.
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The 60 for 60+ Challenge is a grassroots campaign that harnesses the collective power of our friends, family, and social networks to raise $45,000 or more for HelpAge!
Younger generations will face greater risks of inequality in old age than current retirees and for generations born since the 1960s, their experience of old age will change dramatically.
Moreover, with family sizes falling, higher inequality over working lives and reforms that have cut pension incomes, some groups will face a high risk of poverty, according to a new OECD report.
According to a survey, the number of elderly aged 65 and above hits a record in Japan: 35.14 million this year, accounting for 27.7 percent of the population.
[Read more…] about Japan: Elderly people account for 27.7 percent of population
The PharmaLex Group, a specialist provider of development consulting, regulatory affairs, quality management & compliance, as well as pharmacovigilance, has completed the formal merger with McGee Pharma International (MPI).
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.
A new barometer has been developed that estimates how countries are adapting to the increases in the number and proportion of elderly people. This Index is composed of specific measures across social and economic indicators that reflect the status and wellbeing of older persons in a country.
The five countries in the index coping best with their aging populations are: Norway, Sweden, the United States, the Netherlands and Japan.
The 10th edition of Silver Night/French SilverEco Awards 2018 will be held at the Grand REX in Paris on 29th of March 2018. The applications to the awards are now open until 23rd February 2018, at midnight.
« This phenom would affect more persons that have been through a long period of unemployement, such as mothers », says Peter Haan, co-author of the study.
For the Romanian charity Never Alone, the young artist Eli Driu took a set of pictures of four Romanian grandmothers completely dressed up with traditional garments.
The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report being launched this week.
With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline.
On 19 June 2017, WHO’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC) welcomed Paris, France, as its 500th member.
The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo and her deputy Dominique Versini – responsible for early childhood, the protection of children and the fight against exclusion and the elderly – formalised their commitment to become an age-friendly city during a presentation of the plan “2017-2021 Seniors in Paris”.