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
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
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
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
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
Much has been said about the ageing of the population of Japan; but many do not know that in the oldest country in the world, the elderly lead rather precarious lives.
Today, 15th of June it is the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On the occasion, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, held the traditional speech inviting the world to raise awareness on the matter.
Much has been said about bullying in middle and high schools; the topic of elderly bullying in life care residences and retirement homes, however, is one that is rarely touched on. [Read more…] about Bullying in life care residences and retirement homes: do we really grow wiser as we grow older?
At 90, American nurse Florence Rigney still works twice a week at Tacoma General Hospital, in Washington. This birthday marks her 70th year of service.
Retirees usually look for leisure and some peace and quiet. But 92-year-old Singaporean Goh Gwek Eng has found another way to “fend off boredom”.
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
On 26 – 27 April 2016 it will take place in London the Smart to Future Cities and Urban IoT. On its 5th edition, the event will attract over 350 senior level city players, representing 162 cities across 59 countries.
The 7th edition of the International Design for All Foundation Good Practices Awards recognizes achievements in the field of design for all. The objective is to show that the implementation of design for all, or the universal design, contributes to the improving quality of life for everyone.
The design for all is especially addressed when speaking about Silver Economy, as its standards matches perfectly with the ambition to reach and have an adapted society to the ageing process.
The latest study conducted by OECD, Pensions at a Glance 2015, reveals that recent reforms have made pension systems more financially sustainable. In addition, pensioners have higher living standards. Indeed, efforts have been made in half of the OECD countries so that the pension systems allow pensioners to a living well. Those reforms revealed to be successful, nevertheless efforts continue to be mandatory, as the risk of pensioner poverty remains rather serious. [Read more…] about OECD – a comprehensive view regarding pension system
The European Commission revealed the new programme of projects and plans for the next 2 years. Horizon 2020 will continue to support innovative projects, starting from research and conceptualisation steps to the production part. [Read more…] about EU: Horizon 2020 reveals the new work programme
According to the Canadian Statistics, for the first time in the country’s history, people aged above 65 years old outnumber the number of children aged up to 14. [Read more…] about Canada: when the elderly outnumber the children
Today we celebrate the elderly worldwide. On the 1st of October 2015, we celebrate the 25th International Day of Old Persons. It was first celebrated on 1990 when the United Nations decided on an international day that aims to raise awareness about different issues affecting elders such as dementia, cognitive decline or even elder abuse. [Read more…] about Today is the International Day of Old People
On the 1st of October, the 25st International Day of Older People will be celebrated. Ever since its first edition in 1990, this day aims to raise awareness about different issues affecting elders such as dementia, cognitive decline or even elder abuse. [Read more…] about October 1st, 2015 – The International Day of Older Persons
According to the latest statistics published by the Japanese Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, people aged above 80 years old represent 7.9% from the total population. This analysis was published on the occasion of the International Day of the Elderly, celebrated on the last 21 of September in the land of the Rising Sun.
The World Bank took a closer look to the ageing phenomenon worldwide, particularly towards Europe and Central Asia where ageing often comes with a demographic shrinking. A report was published to identify and point out the main opportunities and policies contributing to an active, healthy and productive Ageing. [Read more…] about The World Bank on “Golden Ageing”
Brigitta Sinka is an 87-year-old Hungarian woman who beat the world record of simultaneous chess. She brought down a record previously detained by José Capablanca (1888-1942), a professional chess player and a world champion. [Read more…] about At 87 year old, she beat a world chess record
In Europe, Silver Economy is a challenge. The population is ageing and by 2025 more than 20% of Europeans will be over 65, with a particularly rapid increase of the proportion of people over 80. Nevertheless, the European Union makes consistent efforts so that silver economy markets can be seen as true growth opportunities. [Read more…] about EU: a call for study in Silver Economy
Seniors are trendy, as recent fashion houses’ advertising campaigns show: Céline, Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs, among others, feature elderly women for their advertising campaigns, and this trend seems to keep growing. [Read more…] about Fashion and Silver Economy: Are seniors in?
The United Nations has named June, 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On the occasion, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made a statement about the matter. Once again, he raises general awareness, demanding a “public response” so that older people’s rights can be respected. [Read more…] about United Nations ask people to come together to support the rights of the elderly
It is possible that Miss Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport will enter the Guinness Book of World Records after she become the oldest woman to ever receive a doctoral degree.
The Marc Jacobs’ new advertising campaign ambassador for the 2016 autumn-winter collection is none other than 69-year-old pop queen Cher. This demonstrates once again that the elder model trend is expanding, since the fashion house Marc Jacobs is not the first one to put “old ambassadors” in the spotlight. [Read more…] about 69-year-old singer Cher is the new Marc Jacobs ambassador