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The 65Plus in US

The 65Plus in US

The current growth of the population ages 65 and older is one of the most significant demographic trends in the history of the United States. Baby boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—have brought both challenges and opportunities to the economy, infrastructure, and institutions as they have passed through each major stage of life. Although U.S. Policymakers and others have had[Read More…]

New AARP Global Report Assesses Preparedness of 12 Nations for Doubling of 60-Plus Population Over Next Generation

New AARP Global Report Assesses Preparedness of 12 Nations for Doubling of 60-Plus Population Over Next Generation

Aging Readiness and Competitiveness (ARC) Report Looks at Challenges, Opportunities Presented by Massive Growth of Age-60-Plus Population Globally and Ways 12 Nations Are Addressing Them A comprehensive new report, released today by AARP, examines the preparedness levels of 12 nations — Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States —[Read More…]

Colin Milner : Age be damned

Colin Milner : Age be damned

There is a growing sentiment in society today that age is just a number. As our expectations for growing old change, a new mantra is emerging to support this view: “Age be damned.” By Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging® At the root of this shift are the scientists who dissect every aspect of growing old–from the impact that[Read More…]

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A Snapshot of Population Aging and Intergenerational Relationships in Canada

A Snapshot of Population Aging and Intergenerational Relationships in Canada

Canada’s population is aging rapidly, with a higher share of seniors than ever before. While this can present some societal challenges, it also provides growing opportunities for intergenerational relationships, since younger people have a greater likelihood of having more seniors and elders in their lives. Population aging has an impact not only on family relationships, but also on the social,[Read More…]

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The 50+ Moviegoer: An Industry Segment That Should Not Be Ignored

The 50+ Moviegoer: An Industry Segment That Should Not Be Ignored

Mid-life and older cinema-goers — in particular, those aged 50-plus are a powerful force at the box office. Moviegoers age 50+ make up thirty-one percent (31%) of all moviegoers over age 14 and are more likely to go to the movies than the general population. This white paper, conducted by Movio on behalf of AARP, examines the movie-going habits of[Read More…]

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Health Care System Sustainability a Key Concern as Canadians Get Older

Health Care System Sustainability a Key Concern as Canadians Get Older

Recently released Census data showed that, for the first time ever, seniors now outnumber children in Canada. These changing demographics present a unique challenge to the sustainability of the Canadian health care system that will have pressing implications for public spending, the labour market, and housing and institutional infrastructure. In 2016, Canada’s total health expenditures reached an estimated $228 billion—representing more[Read More…]

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Loneliness and the aging population

Loneliness and the aging population

Despite the societal impact of a rapidly growing aging population struggling with loneliness, a recent study by IBM (NYSE: IBM) finds there is also a tremendous opportunity for new and existing organizations to create solutions that improve how older adults engage with the world. Cognitive and cloud technology can be used to aggregate and interpret data, connect organizations, and help[Read More…]

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Fiscal Challenges of Population Aging in Brazil

Fiscal Challenges of Population Aging in Brazil

Brazil’s population is aging. Declining fertility rates and increasing life expectancy are important drivers of demographic changes in Brazil and Latin America, contributing to slowing population growth and a rising share of the elderly in the population. Over the past half a century, the fertility rate in Brazil has halved and is now in line with that of more advanced[Read More…]

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Baby Boomers’ Retirement Outlook on the Decline

Baby Boomers’ Retirement Outlook on the Decline

IRI Study Finds Few Boomers Are Confident in Attaining Financial Security in Retirement, Many Not Saving and Planning for Retirement The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) has released a new research report that found less than a quarter of Baby Boomers, 24 percent, are confident they will have enough savings to last throughout their retirement years. This is the lowest level since[Read More…]

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aging in united states

Aging Baby Boomers To Face Caregiving, Obesity, Inequality Challenges

The aging of the baby boom generation could fuel a 75 percent increase in the number of Americans ages 65 and older requiring nursing home care, to about 2.3 million in 2030 from 1.3 million in 2010,  the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) projects in a new report. The report, “Aging in the United States,” examines recent trends and disparities among[Read More…]

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