Europe

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…]

Health Care

eHealth : a solution for sustainable public health in Europe?

The issue of e-health is gaining more and more importance in EU policies as it is seen as a way to make our health systems more sustainable in an ageing Europe while offering new opportunities for economic growth. By Age-Plateform eHealth, what is it? The terms eHealth (electronic or online health) and mHealth (mobile health) refer to the use of new technology in[Read More…]

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Pension Reforms in the EU since the Early 2000’s:

Pension Reforms in the EU since the Early 2000’s:

Most EU Member States have carried out substantial pension reforms over the last decades in order to enhance fiscal sustainability, while maintaining adequate pension income. The intensity of pension reforms has been particularly strong since 2000. In an European Economy Discussion Papers; Giuseppe Carone, Per Eckefeldt, Luigi Giamboni, Veli Laine and Stéphanie Pamies Sumner discuss about impacts of Pension Reforms in[Read More…]

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£200m Care Home Development Launched for High-net Worth “Perennials”

£200m Care Home Development Launched for High-net Worth “Perennials”

A new luxury lifestyle concept is set to offer exclusive, high quality accommodation to the elderly, on the Kings Road in Chelsea. The developer Auriens has secured its first site in London, with a view to developing a new ‘later life lux’ addition to the care home category. The company is currently working with Tenhurst on its planning application and[Read More…]

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Over 50s: a boost to UK economy, not a burden

Over 50s: a boost to UK economy, not a burden

The over-50s are creating more jobs and contributing to the growth of the UK’s economy at a faster rate than any other age group, according to a report by Hitachi Capital UK and CEBR (Centre for Economic and Business Research). Contrary to popular belief, the over-50’s are playing an increasingly important role in our economic growth. Rather than being a[Read More…]

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Ageing population and financial services (UK)

Ageing population and financial services (UK)

Financial Conduct Authority in UK published the “Ageing population and financial services” report. Linda Woodall (Director of Life Insurance and Financial Advice and Sponsor of Ageing Population Project Financial Conduct Authority) published this introduction of the report. People are living longer lives on an unprecedented scale. In the next five years, the number of consumers aged over 65 in the[Read More…]

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Generation Stuck: Exploring the Reality of Downsizing in Later Life

Generation Stuck: Exploring the Reality of Downsizing in Later Life

Downsizing is not for everyone, but there should be a good flow of information and housing options should people wish to move to improve their own personal situation in later life. ‘Generation Stuck: Exploring the Reality of Downsizing in Later Life’ presents the benefits and the challenges of downsizing in later life, and reframes the debate from one of intergenerational[Read More…]

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Elsi Smart Floor for nursing homes

Elsi Smart Floor for nursing homes

Utilising the same technology as iPads, the Elsi Smart Floor is a monitoring and alarm system made up of several small pads which are placed on top of the flooring at a residential facility or a client’s home. The idea is for the Elsi Smart Floor to monitor the movements of clients and staff members who move along it, so[Read More…]

Towards an Age-Friendly Europe: Covenant on Demographic Change

Towards an Age-Friendly Europe: Covenant on Demographic Change

In 2015, the EU-funded AFE-INNOVNET Thematic Network on innovation for age-friendly environments launched the Covenant on Demographic Change. The Covenant is set to become the new EU-wide association gathering local, regional and national authorities, civil society organisations, universities, and businesses that commit to cooperate and implement evidence-based solutions to support active and healthy ageing as a comprehensive answer to Europe’s demographic[Read More…]

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SILVER introduces mobile assistant robot for the elderly

SILVER introduces mobile assistant robot for the elderly

SILVER project searches for new, innovative ways to acquire public sector health services by utilizing a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) process. The goal is to find new technologies to assist the elderly enabling them to continue living independently at home. With mobile assistant robot LEA the elderly can enjoy homelife even if they have physical or cognitive disabilities. By the summer[Read More…]