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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…]

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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Empty Nesterdom: Attitudes and Behaviors of Current and Soon-to-Be Empty Nesters

Empty Nesterdom: Attitudes and Behaviors of Current and Soon-to-Be Empty Nesters

To uncover perceptions, emotions, attitudes, and behaviors of empty nesters, Life Reimagined commissioned a survey. This report presents findings about current empty nesters (whose last child moved out within the last 5 years) and soon-to-be empty nesters (whose last child will move out within the next two years) who are at least 40 years old and have a child who[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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The UK’s Ageing Population: Challenges and Opportunities for Museums and Galleries

The UK’s Ageing Population: Challenges and Opportunities for Museums and Galleries

Following the seminar series ‘Art, Museums, Wellbeing & Ageing’, and building upon the work to date carried out by the Age Friendly Museums Network (formerly Age Collective, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation), the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and the British Museum began discussions regarding a project to explore the impact of demographic ageing on the museum and gallery[Read More…]

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Baby Boomers’ Challenging Retirement Math

Baby Boomers’ Challenging Retirement Math

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) its latest report on the Baby Boomer generation’s expectations and readiness for retirement. Since IRI’s inaugural Baby Boomer report in 2011, the number of Americans over the age of 65 has risen over 18 percent, reaching nearly 48 million in 2015. As they move into their pre-retirement and retirement years, most Boomers report insufficient retirement[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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what an aging population means for affordable & accessible housing

what an aging population means for affordable & accessible housing

Over the next twenty years, the population aged 65 and over is expected to grow from 48 million to 79 million. Meanwhile, the number of households headed by someone in that age group will increase by 66 percent to almost 50 million—with the result that by 2035, an astounding one out of three American households will be headed by someone[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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Number of people over 60 years set to double by 2050; major societal changes required

Number of people over 60 years set to double by 2050; major societal changes required

With advances in medicine helping more people to live longer lives, the number of people over the age of 60 is expected to double by 2050 and will require radical societal change, according to a report released by the WHO. “Today, most people, even in the poorest countries, are living longer lives,” says Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO. “But[Read More…]

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