Gerontology

Elderwerks Virtual Senior Fair August 12 and 13, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 4:00pm

PALATINE, Ill., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Are you a caregiver, adult child, older adult or senior wanting to plan for your future?

Key Points: 
  • PALATINE, Ill., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Are you a caregiver, adult child, older adult or senior wanting to plan for your future?
  • Learn important information on aging topics including the legal and health aspects of aging.
  • Choose one or more classes to attend "live" or come back later to view the recordings at your leisure.
  • Elderwerks normally holds this event at the local college but since the COVID-19 pandemic we have changed all educational events into webinar formats.

NCOA Launches Boost Your Budget Week, July 13-17, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 1:22pm

ARLINGTON, Va., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The National Council on Aging (NCOA), a trusted national leader working to ensure every person can age well, is partnering with community-based organizations nationwide to launch Boost Your Budget Week , July 13-17, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • ARLINGTON, Va., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The National Council on Aging (NCOA), a trusted national leader working to ensure every person can age well, is partnering with community-based organizations nationwide to launch Boost Your Budget Week , July 13-17, 2020.
  • Boost Your Budget Week aims to enroll older adults who are struggling to make ends meet into benefits that help them afford food, medicine, rent, utilities, and more.
  • As part of Boost Your Budget Week, staff and volunteers at dozens of community-based organizations around the country are educating older adults about benefits and helping them apply.
  • In addition to ACL, Anthem, Inc., a leading health benefits company, is supporting Boost Your Budget Week in several communities.

Latinos for a Secure Retirement Marks Boost Your Budget Week July 13-17 with Cafecito to Connect Older Adults in San Antonio to Benefits

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

SAN ANTONIO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Latinos for a Secure Retirement is committed to empowering all older adults in San Antonio to age well.

Key Points: 
  • SAN ANTONIO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Latinos for a Secure Retirement is committed to empowering all older adults in San Antonio to age well.
  • "COVID-19 has had a severe impact on older adults' healthand their financial security," said Abigail Zapote, Executive Director of Latinos for a Secure Retirement.
  • In San Antonio alone, there are more than 10,000 older adults who are eligible for benefits programs but not enrolled.
  • Boost Your Budget Week is a national effort sponsored by NCOA to educate older adults about benefits programs.

Older Adults and COVID-19: Now is Not the Time for Complacency

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 7:15pm

CHICAGO, June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nursing homes and aging care providers have been working for months to protect Illinois older adults from the threat of COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nursing homes and aging care providers have been working for months to protect Illinois older adults from the threat of COVID-19.
  • Now older adults are facing a new danger: complacency.
  • Although the coronavirus curve has been flattened in Illinois, the danger to older adults has not passed.
  • Local policies need to prioritize older lives, planned and conducted with caution, thoughtfulness and respect for the rights and dignity of older adults.

COVID-19 Aging Population Deaths Rising in Canada

Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 12:40pm

On June 26th, there were 8,481 total deaths related to COVID-19 in Canada.

Key Points: 
  • On June 26th, there were 8,481 total deaths related to COVID-19 in Canada.
  • Health data in Canada showed that 72 percent of aging population had been deceased that is about 4,000 deaths (almost half are seniors).
  • A 2016 population study by Canada estimated that more than 15.6 percent was represented by aging population 60 years old and older.
  • Ahmadzai adds, We need to ensure that the measures outlined are respected and adhered to, for stopping COVID-19 deaths among the aging population.

Global Spectacle Lens Market (2020 to 2025) - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:18am

The "Spectacle Lens Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Spectacle Lens Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The growth of the global spectacle lens market is due to the increasing geriatric population and rising prevalence of optical disorders.
  • Globally, according to the United Nations 2017 report, "World Aging Population", the population of the elderly has increased especially in developed countries.
  • This allows many companies to penetrate the Mexican market, boosting growth in the country as well.

Ageing population, emerging technologies and fiscal sustainability can influence EU’s path to sustainable future

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 4:09pm

The EEA report The sustainability transition in Europe in an age of demographic and technological change explores fiscal and financial strategies posed by an ageing European population and by the technological transition, which is neither guided by nor primarily concerned with sustainability aims.

Key Points: 
  • The EEA report The sustainability transition in Europe in an age of demographic and technological change explores fiscal and financial strategies posed by an ageing European population and by the technological transition, which is neither guided by nor primarily concerned with sustainability aims.
  • The consequences of the demographic transition may be eased by the introduction of new technologies as they can support the economy amid a shrinking working force.
  • The EEA report says the demographic and the technological transitions could dominate not only fiscal and financial systems but may also affect European environmental policy plans meant to shift the EU to a sustainable future.
  • However, the fiscal and financial systems could potentially face significant difficulties due to the social and economic changes brought by changing demographics and new technologies.
  • The report highlights how these transitions have direct connections to the environment and how they have important indirect connections to sustainability strategies through the fiscal and financial systems.

An ageing population, evolving technologies, fiscal systems and the environment

    • The ageing of Europes population will lead to changes in the level and composition of consumption.
    • For example, an older population is expected to consume more house- and home-related services, but less transport-related services.
    • Population ageing will therefore have diverse, interrelated effects on sustainability transitions and on the public institutions that seek to navigate societal change.
    • Additionally, increased artificial intelligence technology and automation, used in self-driving cars and sharing platforms, may be not as environmentally sound as expected.
    • These emerging innovations may require large amounts of additional energy or have uncertain effects on the demand for resources.

NCOA Selects New CEO

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 5:26pm

Alwin replaces James Firman , who led NCOA for 25 years until his retirement earlier this year.

Key Points: 
  • Alwin replaces James Firman , who led NCOA for 25 years until his retirement earlier this year.
  • Alwin is very familiar with NCOA, having served as vice president, economic security for the organization from 2009 to 2015.
  • "NCOA leads the way as a champion for the health and economic security of older adults.
  • The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a trusted national leader working to ensure that every person can age well.

CohBar Founder Dr. Nir Barzilai’s New Book “AGE LATER” Reveals that Aging Can Be Seen as a Preventable Disease

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 2:00pm

His studies on SuperAgers, a group of 750 centenarians, has shown that we can reframe aging as a phenomenon that can be treated like other diseases.

Key Points: 
  • His studies on SuperAgers, a group of 750 centenarians, has shown that we can reframe aging as a phenomenon that can be treated like other diseases.
  • These individuals maintain active lives well into their nineties and most do not experience the chronic diseases typically associated with aging.
  • In his new book, Dr. Barzilai shares his quest to increase health span and life span.
  • Based on his decades of work, he has re-written the medical books and has provided pointers to living a healthier life.

NCOA Photo Contest Showcases the Richness of Aging Well in America

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 3:32pm

"The winning entries beautifully showcase the richness of aging well in America," said Ken Bracht , NCOA Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer.

Key Points: 
  • "The winning entries beautifully showcase the richness of aging well in America," said Ken Bracht , NCOA Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer.
  • The winning photographs and artists were announced at NCOA's 2020 Age+Action Virtual Conference, June 8-11, the first national gathering of aging services professionals in the COVID-19 era.
  • The 4-day online event featured 150+ speakers and 100+ sessions designed to help community-based organizations better serve older adults.
  • The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a trusted national leader working to ensure that every person can age well.