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Aging Population

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

'Gray Divorce' and Other Demographic Trends

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

It used to be that parents said "I'll support you when you're young but you support me when you're older." But the new reality is different.

Sheep, Goats and Re-starting Emerging Markets' Growth

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The "emerging markets" have become shrouded behind a huge question mark. As corporate earnings season underscores, Morgan Stanley expects recent good performance to turn south, noting that emerging markets have made little "improvement in fundamentals."

An Aging IMF

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

hen the IMF was founded in 1945, the world looked very different than it does today. One of the most profound differences is the structural demographic shift from "young to old," where by as soon as 2020 there will be a billion of us over 60, soaring to two billion by mid-century

If Ringo and Paul Can Work...

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

During an era when there are more of us over 60 than in the traditional "working age," who could quarrel with the fact that American economic growth needs older Americans to remain as economically engaged as their kids and grandkids?

What Are The Signs Of Aging? (Hint: It's Not Your Age)

Posted 12.13.2013 | Fifty

We've heard the old adage that you're only as old as you feel. Now researchers are saying there might be some truth to the popular saying after all. ...

Aging Is A Real Pain For Over Half Of Older Adults

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

It's not necessarily age that's slowing you down, it could just be the aches and pains that accompany it. Just over half of older Americans have e...

Tapping Into the Creative Potential of Our Elders

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Instead of recognizing the value of the creative potential, wisdom and experiences that senior citizens can share with their respective communities, we are treating them as if they were merely a financial liability.

How Loneliness Can Harm Your Diet -- And Your Health

Posted 10.30.2013 | Fifty

You are what you eat -- but apparently, who you eat with is pretty important too. Research shows that eating alone means eating a less nutritious diet...

Nations Struggle To Find Ways To Support Growing Elderly Population

Dallas Morning News | Pamela Yip | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty

The United States isn’t the only country whose population is graying. The world around us is also aging — and doing it so fast that most countr...

Sweden Best Place In The World To Grow Old

The Local | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty

The one in four Swedes who are older than 60 can rest assured they are well-provided for, according to a new study that ranks Sweden as the best count...

Time to Revolutionize the American Way of Aging

Irv Katz | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Irv Katz

I am a part of the human services "industry" and, as such, you can count me among those who have this crazy belief that we could live more fulfilling lives (as in "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness") if we had a more rational approach to aging.