Category: Society

Age friendly cities

Age-friendly cities: What will they mean for seniors in the future?

Written by Stannah on 28th December 2017

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 […]

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day: Act today to change tomorrow

Written by Stannah on 9th November 2017

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 […]

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What will living longer mean for individuals, and for society?

What will living longer mean for individuals, and for society?

Written by Stannah on 3rd November 2017

“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” […]

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The Role of Senior Citizens Throughout History

Written by Stannah on 28th September 2017

“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 […]

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Australia’s Ageing Population

Written by Stannah on 28th November 2016

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. […]

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