Given that pensioners do not appear to be the highest priority in Tokyo, 70 year old Tasaka Keichi decided to try to make a positive impact on that situation.  Especially given the demographics in Japan, which is encountering a fast-declining birthrate and growing elderly population, rendering it a “super aged” nation (meaning that more than…

Baby Boomers, those people born during the approximately ten years after World War II, are beginning to lose their hold on American elections, as they age and sadly, die. Younger generations are now coming into their own, overtaking the older generations. This conclusion was reached by a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center, Richard…

Bridging the gap between generations has always been a challenge.  Today with advanced technology it seems the gap is even wider as the younger generation have an increasingly tough time staying focused on anything but a mobile device. Recently a project to help transform this issue began in Bristol, UK.  And it didn’t initially bring…

Reversed mortgages are a unique type of home equity loan mostly utilized by the elderly to help them stay in their homes as they age. But some aspects of these loans can be confusing. Luckily, the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association has published free guides to these unusually structured loans on their consumer education website….

Seniors are consumers, too. Its smart to market to today’s older population, as they are the famed “baby boomers,” born after World War II but before President Kennedy was elected. More people were born during this time period than ever before, and they are living longer than people have ever lived in the United States….

One of the major issues seniors often have to grapple with is balance and gait. There are various exercises that can alleviate the issue since if it is not managed well, it can result in falls.  Given the weakened bones of the elderly, falling is no simple matter and can then spiral into a whole…

Labor Day is a significant day on the calendar. All the students are back at school and the weather is starting to cool down. Given this, it’s important to take advantage of these weeks of good weather while they are still around. Having said that, if the weather is still on the warm side, it…

Sarcopenia is the deterioration of muscle mass and strength that is a normal part of aging, which is often the cause of falls and other problems seniors are forced to cope with as they age. New research suggests that there might be an easy way to slow down sarcopenia; protein drinks which are not so…

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