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Aging Population

Mind The Gap

Kate Bunting | Posted 06.27.2016 | Impact
Kate Bunting

Studies show that keeping older people engaged in society and helping them to age in a healthy way will have a huge payoff both in economic and social capital.

Harnessing 'Senior Power' to Boost Our Economy

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Bernard Starr

Boosting seniors' economic contribution is no simple task, but one from which younger generations -- and seniors themselves -- will greatly benefit. The first step, as I explain below, is to harness senior power.

Don't Panic: There's No People Shortage

John Seager | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
John Seager

From climate change to Zika to ISIS, it can seem like there are more global challenges than there are people (which is a lot). Clearly, there is no need to create imaginary problems

Balancing Act: How to Remain Active for Life

Jacqueline Gikow | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Gikow

Along with regular aerobic exercise and weight training, balance exercises are important as we get older (did you know that means from age 35 on?). Such exercises really can help you improve your balance and prevent the possibility of falling.

New Tech Against Old Age: The Race is On

Robin Raskin | Posted 04.06.2016 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Jargon alert. You're about to get an earful of the term Active Aging. It's a term meant to talk about aging as a process that you control and act on. ...

What Europe Needs Most Is What It Fears Most: Migrants

European Horizons | Posted 03.27.2016 | World
European Horizons

This resurgence in far-right ideology is partly due to security concerns, but, as in the U.S., is also a response to Europe's legacy economic woes. This far-right momentum, if continued, will prove to be a perverse response to the crises facing Europe, only exacerbating economic pain.

40 Million Caregivers and Not Growing Strong

Robin Raskin | Posted 01.26.2016 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Today, nearly forty million Americans are providing unpaid care of aging, disabled or other people who need assistance. One fourth of these are mille...

Why We Need To Rethink What It Means To Age In The 21st Century

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.06.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As we age in this new century, more and more of us want to work, as has been well-documented by multiple surveys. So as one imagines livability for today's older Americans, opportunities for work must be at the core.

What We Can Learn About Aging From Little Singapore

Paul H. Irving | Posted 12.09.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

Population aging is spreading worldwide due to increasing longevity and declining birth rates, resulting in a relative reduction in the proportion of children and an increase in the proportion of older adults in the population.

Can the Sharing Economy Solve the Financial Overload of the Aging Growth Problem?

Carol Marak | Posted 11.29.2015 | Fifty
Carol Marak

Growing old is costly. Take, for instance, the expense of health insurance and the costs of long-term care, housing, and chronic disease treatments. H...

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 06.25.2016 | 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 05.13.2016 | 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 05.07.2016 | 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.