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Aging Population

How to Protect Your Aging Parent from Falling

Laura Dixon | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

"I've fallen and I can't get up!" You may've laughed along with millions of other Americans in the '90s when the catchphrase from a particularly cheesy Life Alert commercial was parodied over and over again on sitcoms and in the media.

The Personal Impact Of The $8 Trillion Longevity Bonus

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2015 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Among previous generations of retirees, mailing a check to a worthy cause was standard operating procedure. Not anymore. The new generation of retirees wants to be more focused in their giving choices, make a strong impact, and apply their talent and skills to improve the world.

Unleashing The $8 Trillion Longevity Bonus

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

You might assume that the wealthier segments of retirees are the most generous. You'd be wrong. Retirees at all income levels give, and those with the lowest and highest incomes give almost equally, in terms of percentage of their household income.

Why The World Health Organization's New Report Shatters Norms

Michael Hodin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

This WHO report marks a revolution because it forces us to recognize that aging isn't just about the old. It's about all of us. And aging is not just about diseases -- but also health and activity, work and financial planning.

Promoting Inclusion in an Aging World

Kim Samuel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Kim Samuel

Imagine you find yourself living on your own, after years of being surrounded by loved ones and friends. Your house is devoid of conversation. The television is your closest companion. Even an encounter with a salesclerk would be a welcome relief from the solitude.

7 Ways Businesses Can Surf the Silver Tsunami and Survive

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

The Silver Tsunami refers to the takeover of an aging workforce. By 2020, 25 percent of the United States workforce will be comprised of workers age 55 and older. For the first time in history, there will be four generations of employees in the workforce.

Why Technology Is The Catalyst For A New Era Of Aging In Place

Paul H. Irving | Posted 09.08.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

As futurists debate the merits and risks of new technologies, we know today that technological progress is providing solutions for a new generation of older adults who seek to remain active, contributing and connected to their families, friends and communities.

We're All Aging -- But Don't Panic, It's Organic!

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 08.21.2015 | Fifty
Maddisen K. Krown

Once you move into midlife, which is between 40-ish and 60-ish, it's more important than ever to have and actively pursue meaningful goals. Why? Because this is often the time that many people begin to lose hope or even give up on the idea of a purposeful and rewarding life.

Longevity Changes Everything...or Should

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As the 2016 American presidential campaign gets rolling, it will be interesting to see how the candidates outline their strategies for population aging.

Are Millennials Ready For A 100-Plus-Year Life?

Paul H. Irving | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

We're in the midst of a demographic shift resulting from increasing longevity. Life-spans have nearly doubled in the last century due to advances in science and sanitation, and lives grow longer each year. The odds are that millennials and the generations that follow will experience significantly longer lives.

Top 10 Scariest Facts About the Home Care Industry

Kyle Hill | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Kyle Hill

Today almost half (47 percent) of seniors aged 75+ live alone. As people get older, their likelihood of living alone only increases. Loneliness contributes to cognitive decline, risk of dementia, arthritis, impaired mobility and depression.

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If Scranton is a symbol for de-population, it also has the opportunity to become a symbol for imaginative and progressive approaches to turn population aging into a strength and a lever for economic growth

Teaching Tech to the Elderly Helps Kids See the Magic

Robin Raskin | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

The simplest things they take for granted, chatting with a friend, watching a kitten frolic on YouTube, looking up a good recipe, were seen as nothing short of magic through the eyes of the seniors.

Aging Population

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

The keys to achieving the so-called golden years are clear: access to health care and a livable income. But we have to do more to assure that our growing elderly population enjoys a dignified and secure old age.

Jobs, the Economy and Older Americans

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Simply asserting increased longevity -- that miracle of 20th century science, medicine, technology and health care -- will be a drag on the economy lacks both vision and imagination.

Yagana Shah

These 5 Women Are The Only People Alive From The 1800s | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.12.2015 | Fifty

We can all agree that it's a great feat to live to be 100 -- but it's an even greater feat if you live well, well past it. Believe it or not, the five...

Everything Old Is New Again

Peter Hubbell | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Peter Hubbell

The Boomers are being considered the most valuable generation in the history of marketing, and as they age, smart brands will find a way to deliver now-stalgia : positive memories of the past made newly relevant in the here and now.

Why We Need to Rethink Aging

Kristel Van der Elst | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristel Van der Elst

As a society we need to think innovatively to find solutions to these generational trade-offs. Can we imagine a non-zero-sum game?

10 Things I Learned From Caring For My Mother During The Final Days Of Her Life

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 01.06.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

As my mom lie naked from the waist down, I lifted up her legs like a toddler, while my sister slid a pad under her hips. I got a diaper out of the package left by the hospice nurse, and placed it on my mom. Never having children, this was foreign to me.

The Emerging Market That's Not on the Map

Peter Hubbell | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Peter Hubbell

While it's sometimes convenient to ignore advancing age, it's nonsensical to ignore global aging. Those who "break new ground" in the emerging market of aging will be joining the likes of a modern day gold rush which we call The Old Rush.

Employment for the Ages

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Britain is currently at the cusp of what the Financial Times has called the biggest reform to its pension system since it began a century ago.

Markets, Aging and Solutions

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As these BRICS establish their bank in Shanghai -- the only noticeable outcome of the summit -- they'd be wise to heed the market needs and opportunities of a silver economy.

The Demographic Threat to the Market

Milton Ezrati | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Milton Ezrati

Low birth rates over the last few decades will slow the flow of young people into the workforce just as the retirement of the baby boom and increasing longevity will enlarge the proportion of dependent retirees.

Why Senior Citizens Could Be The Next Frontier For Tech Companies

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty

As tech companies focus on becoming faster, hipper and younger with their designs, they could be missing out on huge opportunities with a growing demo...

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.