There is still a long way to go for truly universal access. Personal mobility devices have been used for centuries by people with reduced mobility. Their benefit to society is invaluable and of utmost importance! However, the path towards the development of personal mobility devices has not been an easy one and there’s still a […]
Age-friendly cities: What will they mean for seniors in the future?
Written by Stannah
How can governments make cities more age-friendly to cater to the needs of their aging populations? Since 2006 the idea of age-friendly cities has been floating around in the media. Lots of governmental organizations are talking about creating age-friendly communities, but what does this actually mean? What impact will it have for seniors? We all […]
The right to a healthy future should be a universal right. But making it available to everyone is something that very much depends on education, information and awareness. This is especially true for women, who are the most affected group, and should have access to care and education to better manage their diabetes and improve […]
What will living longer mean for individuals, and for society?
Written by Stannah
“Supersized life spans are going to radically alter society, and present an unprecedented opportunity to change our approach not only to old age but to all life’s stages. The ramifications are just beginning to dawn on us… yet in the meantime, we keep thinking about, and planning for, life as it used to be lived” […]
“The challenge today is to build a world that is just as responsive to the needs of very old people as to the very young.” Laura L. Carstensen Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and the founding director of the Stanford Centre on Longevity Both in western and eastern societies, the percentage of senior citizens […]
Elderly People are Living Longer Life expectancy has increased by over 20 years since the turn of the twentieth century. This is great it means that we will be able to experience more than the generations that came before us. Now it is considered to be just over 80 years for both men and women. […]