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2010-03-05 10:26:46

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.

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.

2009-10-01 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Think robots exist just in the movies? Think again.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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