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2012-04-10 23:02:46

Colin Milner to present programs and strategies to help boost the impact of active aging in the EU over the next decade Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 In a keynote address at an upcoming meeting of European Union sports ministers, International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) CEO Colin Milner will caution attendees that active aging must remain a priority, even as the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations draws to a close. Milner was invited by the...

2012-03-12 07:00:00

Unlike more typical surveys, 71 percent of the Linkage Technology Survey Responders were older than age 75. The newest technologies have not impressed this cohort -- as the results of this paper survey, conducted by Linkage in Mason, Ohio, clearly demonstrate. Port St. Lucie, FL (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 With all of the press coverage of new technologies -- like tablets, smartphones, voice-enabled software that can understand vague instructions -- a barely noticed digital divide is widening...

2012-03-08 00:39:23

Children of recent immigrants are more likely to make sick visits to the doctor if their mothers see themselves as targets of ethnic or language-based discrimination, researchers at New York University report in a new study. Their research provides new evidence that perceptions of discrimination by a mother could have a negative effect on the health of her child within the first 14 months of her child's life. Previous scholarship has shown associations between discrimination and health....

2012-01-30 19:15:00

Bill Supports Essential Programs for Growing Baby Boomer Population: Housing, Health Care, Food, Transportation, Job Training, Legal Services Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) expressed strong support for Sen. Bernie Sanders´ (I-Vt.) recent introduction of a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA). Important initiatives of the reauthorization include meals program improvements, preventive health care, modernization...

2011-12-02 10:00:00

Winners of first-ever ICAA Rebranding Aging awards announced at ICAA 2011. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 Goodbye bingo; hello wellness programs, ice cream socials, drawing, painting, traveling, belly dancing and other life-enhancing activities. Thatâs the message from savvy marketers of organizations targeted to 50+ consumers. Those organizations are winners of the first-ever International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) Rebranding Aging awards, which honor marketing...

2011-11-21 08:00:00

Targeting that market could boost sales by more than 50%, says ICAA CEO Colin Milner Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 Boomers and their parents are over 110 million strong. With more than 2 trillion dollars in spending power, they are 47 times richer than their younger counterparts, and account for 55% of discretionary income in the United States. Yet, the vast majority of marketing dollars are spent on adults 35 and younger. In the United Kingdom, for example, a recent survey found...

2011-11-01 21:22:00

The population of the EU is becoming older, and an ever smaller number of people have to provide for the ageing population. In Sweden, an already critical employment situation is exacerbated by the fact that 25% of managers of small and medium-sized businesses plan to retire in the next five years, and this is estimated to lead to a company closure in one in ten cases. Research from the University of Gothenburg now shows what can be done to keep elderly people in the labour market. Under...

2011-10-27 07:00:00

Tablets and eReaders have entered the vocabulary of boomers and seniors â“ along with smart phones, social networks, and mobile PERS devices. Now, more than ever, older adults are turning to the market for technology that helps them remain in their homes and care for aging parents, according to the October 2011 update of the Market Overview report by Aging in Place Technology Watch. New tech continues to emerge, and existing vendors tune offerings to meet future demand...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'