Gerontology

Longevity Project explores the nuanced implications of longer life

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 3:51pm

The mission of the Longevity Project is to generate research and foster public dialogue on the far-reaching impact of increased longevity.

Key Points: 
  • The mission of the Longevity Project is to generate research and foster public dialogue on the far-reaching impact of increased longevity.
  • Through research, conferences and events at Stanford and around the country, the Longevity Project will engage with government and business leaders on the policies and methods for supporting longer life.
  • Conferences will include the Century Summit and Longevity Next, the first longevity conference focused on engaging millennials and Generation X about the implications of longer life.
  • The Longevity Project, in partnership with Morning Consult, will release a larger study of longevity issues in January, and will be convening multiple forums in the coming months to explore the best approaches to promoting an effective and beneficial longer life.

Half of Single Older Adults in U.S. Lack Income to Pay for Basic Needs

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 2:00pm

Among the states, Massachusetts leads the nation with the highest level of economic insecurity for older adults living alone.

Key Points: 
  • Among the states, Massachusetts leads the nation with the highest level of economic insecurity for older adults living alone.
  • On average across the country, 18.2 percent of older adults living alone have income below the Federal Poverty Level.
  • * At least 40 percent of elder adults in every state are at-risk of being unable to afford basic needs and age in their own homes.
  • * More than half of older adults living below the Elder Index rely on Social Security for at least 90 percent of their incomes.

Seniors Need Santa Too: Stocking Stuffers for Seniors Donation Drive Helps Disrupt an Epidemic of Loneliness Among Isolated, Elderly Canadians

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 3:28pm

Studies show the effects of isolation and loneliness can have severe negative impacts on the health of seniors.

Key Points: 
  • Studies show the effects of isolation and loneliness can have severe negative impacts on the health of seniors.
  • One study found that lonely seniors have a 59% higher risk of physical and mental health decline, and a 45% greater risk of death.
  • Morrison says the program is much more than gift-giving, and that Stocking Stuffers for Seniors is changing the way younger generations engage with the elderly population.
  • To support Stocking Stuffers for Seniors, visit any London Drugs between November 18 and December 16 and take a tag with a seniors wish list from the tree.

ProfNet Expert Alerts on Holiday Eating, Introducing Partners to Family, Pet Bonding and Bravery, and more

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 12:30am

How we deal with aging defines the quality of our lives more than most of us realize.

Key Points: 
  • How we deal with aging defines the quality of our lives more than most of us realize.
  • The second half of life is as critical to the character and quality of our lives as the first."
  • Dr. Ken Druck is an authority on courageous living and author of the new book "Raising an Aging Parent: Guidelines for Families in the Second Half of Life."
  • He is widely recognized as a lifeline to the countless thousands of individuals, families, communities, and organizations he's helped.

SCAN Health Plan Taps the Power of Virtual Reality to Bolster Empathy Around the Human Experience of Aging

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:00pm

"The aging experience is one that we all have in common, yet it is highly misunderstood.

Key Points: 
  • "The aging experience is one that we all have in common, yet it is highly misunderstood.
  • "Trading Ages Virtual Reality enables us to experience the physical and emotional challenges of aging, providing the empathy and insight needed to better support older adults."
  • Those who experience TAVR are immersed in a combination of audio and visual effects that simulate physical and emotional challenges.
  • SCAN Health Plan is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, serving more than 200,000 members in California.

The North America durable medical equipment market is expected to reach US$ 131,013.4 Mn in 2027 from US$ 75,507.9 Mn in 2018

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 3:00am

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The North America durable medical equipment market is expected to reach US$ 131,013.4 Mn in 2027 from US$ 75,507.9 Mn in 2018.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The North America durable medical equipment market is expected to reach US$ 131,013.4 Mn in 2027 from US$ 75,507.9 Mn in 2018.
  • The growth of the durable medical equipment market is primarily attributed to rising prevalence of chronic diseases, increasing elderly population and growing incidents of road accidents.
  • The North American region is likely to witness growth in the durable medical equipment due to rising geriatric population.The significantly growing geriatric population is major leading factor of the durable medical equipment market.
  • In 2018, the monitoring & therapeutic devices segment held a largest market share of 96.6% of the durable medical equipment market, by device type.

Over 250 Attend Fasano Longevity Conference to Hear Broad Range of Topics

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:30pm

Over 250 longevity professionals attended the November 5th Fasano Longevity Conference to hear a broad range of topics affecting the longevity markets.

Key Points: 
  • Over 250 longevity professionals attended the November 5th Fasano Longevity Conference to hear a broad range of topics affecting the longevity markets.
  • Chris Stroup, CEO of Wilton Re, keynoted the Conference with his Observations on Growth Amidst Evolving Opportunity.
  • Said Michael Fasano, President of Fasano Associates, "This year's Conference covered all segments of the longevity markets life settlements, structured settlements and pension risk transfer, while also presenting groundbreaking research on Deep Learning and the Biology of Aging.
  • Next years Fasano Longevity Conference will be held on Monday, November 2nd in Washington, DC.

What is the role of diet, exercise and nutrition in healthy ageing?

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 12:02am

What is the role of diet, exercise and nutrition in healthy ageing?

Key Points: 
  • What is the role of diet, exercise and nutrition in healthy ageing?
  • In the second session the Committee will focus on the scientific understanding of the links between physical activity and healthy ageing.
  • Are the key public health messages with regard to diet and nutrition in line with the science, and are these messages appropriately presented?
  • On the links exercise and healthy ageing:
    To what extent to we understand the link between activity levels and lifespan and healthspan?

What is the role of diet, exercise and nutrition in healthy ageing?

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 12:01am

What is the role of diet, exercise and nutrition in healthy ageing?

Key Points: 
  • What is the role of diet, exercise and nutrition in healthy ageing?
  • In the second session the Committee will focus on the scientific understanding of the links between physical activity and healthy ageing.
  • Are the key public health messages with regard to diet and nutrition in line with the science, and are these messages appropriately presented?
  • On the links exercise and healthy ageing:
    To what extent to we understand the link between activity levels and lifespan and healthspan?

McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP Reflects on 2019 Expansions

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

About McCune Wright Arevalo's Nursing Home & Elder Abuse Practice :McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP's Nursing Home & Elder Abuse Practice aids victims and their families in cases involving neglect, physical, sexual, mental or financial abuse.

Key Points: 
  • About McCune Wright Arevalo's Nursing Home & Elder Abuse Practice :McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP's Nursing Home & Elder Abuse Practice aids victims and their families in cases involving neglect, physical, sexual, mental or financial abuse.
  • If you or a family member have been a victim of elder abuse, contact McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP.
  • About McCune Wright Arevalo's Personal Injury Practice : McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP's Personal Injury Practice is committed to seeing that victims of debilitating injuries, emotional traumas, and financial problems are compensated and receive the justice they are entitled to.
  • If you have a potential injury or wrongful death case, please contact McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP.