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2010-03-05 10:26:46

The population of the UK is ageing. Sixteen percent of the UK population is 65 or older, and for the first time, there are more people over the age of 65 than there are under the age of 18. This raises a lot of questions on issues such as pension provision, health care and wellbeing. Ensuring that elderly people have access to medical and social support; the use of new technologies to make it easier for them to live independent lives; and helping the elderly to stay active within society....

2009-10-14 09:20:00

Events throughout the country; New national website to launch WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) is proud to announce Aging in Place Week 2009, a nationwide celebration of America's seniors. To commemorate this event, groups of service providers across the country are planning educational and entertaining events from October 12 to 18 to help seniors age comfortably and healthfully in their homes. NAIPC will celebrate Aging in...

2009-10-01 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Think robots exist just in the movies? Think again. Cyberdyne, the Center of Aging Services Technology's (CAST) newest member, will showcase how its Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) can improve older people's quality of care and life at the American Association' of Homes and Services for the Aging's (AAHSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago. HAL is a wearable robotic suit that is designed to multiply a person's strength by reading...

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2009-08-26 01:50:00

Canadian researchers say visiting grandma may help keep toddlers from forming negative age stereotypes about the elderly. The study, published in Educational Gerontology, suggests toddlers lacking contact with older people may attach negative cultural images -- such as being absent-minded or hard-of-hearing -- to the elderly. We've been able to show really early on that kids, when they're just starting to talk, have established beliefs about older people, Sheree Kwong See of the University of...

2009-08-20 14:25:00

It's easy to list the negative stereotypes attributed to the elderly: they are considered forgetful, hard-of-hearing, absent-minded and confused.What's unsettling is that those stereotypes can be present in children as young as two or three.Research conducted by the University of Alberta's Sheree Kwong See, a psychology researcher, has identified that those stereotypes exist in some children at that age, which could adversely affect them when they are older."We've been able to show really...

2009-07-19 11:21:40

The British government's official voice for older people, Joan Bakewell, alleges the BBC routinely cuts ties with female news presenters after they turn 50. The Sunday Times of London reported the ageism czar for the British government met with BBC director-general Mark Thompson this weekend to discuss the broadcaster's lack of older female TV news stars. It's like they have all somehow died off, Bakewell, 76, said. Television has this enormous influence and the lack of women over a certain...

2009-06-23 07:25:00

John K. Hulett Highlights Age Discrimination and Challenges of Finding a Job in Middle Age MINNEAPOLIS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- American jobs are vanishing at a rapid rate in today's dismal economy. Job bias claims have been hitting record highs while jobless markets continue to flood the nation, forcing millions into unemployment and underemployment. John K. Hulett seeks to draw attention to age discrimination in the workplace and how the current shortage of jobs is affecting older...

2009-06-09 07:25:00

Innovators in Four Locations to Hold Discussions on Aging in Place throughout June With Grants Available for Innovative Community Ideas WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a national movement to promote "Aging in Place" initiatives, four communities in America will be hosting workshops throughout the month of June, bringing local experts together for discussions aimed at helping older Americans remain in their communities. Attendees also will learn how to apply for...

2009-05-21 13:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 21, 2009, the Law Firm of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer filed an age discrimination lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court Case Number 09453596 on behalf of 130 former employees against Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) , the private company co-owned by Bechtel and the University of California that operates the Lawrence Livermore National Lab. On May 22 and 23, 2008, LLNS laid off approximately 440 employees,...

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2009-05-14 06:45:00

New research into obituary photographs at a metropolitan newspaper shows Americans are more biased towards youthful appearance, especially in women. The study found that the number of obituary photographs showing the deceased at a much younger age than when he or she died more than doubled between 1967 and 1997.Researchers found women were more than twice as likely as men to have an obituary photo from when they were much younger.In 1967, about 17 percent of obituary photographs in The Plain...