Aging http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28772/all en Turkey readies incentives to halt falling birth rate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/turkey-readies-incentives-halt-falling-birth-rate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathon Burch</p> <p>ANKARA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Turkey plans to offer incentives including free fertility treatment to try to reverse a slowing birth rate after official figures showed the median age of its population has crept above 30 for the first time.</p> <p>Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan wants Turkey, a nation of more than 75 million people, to be among the world's top 10 economies by 2023 when the Turkish Republic turns 100 years old.</p> <p>Per capita income has trebled during his decade in power.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/turkey-readies-incentives-halt-falling-birth-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Business Demography Human Interest Labor Population Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:31:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742080 at http://www.globalpost.com Papal resignation highlights ageing dilemma http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/papal-resignation-highlights-ageing-dilemma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Benedict XVI's shock resignation has placed the spotlight on octogenarians at the forefront of politics and business, sometimes shouldering a workload that people 20 years their junior may shun.</p> <p>The 85-year-old pontiff announced on Monday that old age had sapped him of the strength required to lead the world's 1.1 billion Catholics.</p> <p>Yet the world's stage is studded with contemporaries who prefer to hold on to the reins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/papal-resignation-highlights-ageing-dilemma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Entertainment Gerontology Health Medicine Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:45:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752900 at http://www.globalpost.com World's oldest woman turns 115 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130305/worlds-oldest-woman-turns-115 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tokyo, Mar 5 (EFE).- The world's oldest woman, Japan's Misao Okawa, had her 115th birthday Tuesday in her native Osaka, one week after she obtained official recognition by Guinness World Records for her longevity.</p> <p>Okawa was given a bouquet of flowers, a fruitcake and a scarf by employees at the home where she lives, and was served her favorite meal, mackerel sushi and noodle soup, the Kyodo news agency said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130305/worlds-oldest-woman-turns-115" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Business Gerontology Human Interest Jiroemon Kimura Labor Law Agencia EFE Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:20:01 +0000 Agencia EFE 5774081 at http://www.globalpost.com Downturn threatens Europe's life expectancy gains: WHO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/downturn-threatens-europes-life-expectancy-gains-who <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gains in life expectancy across Europe could be reversed if cash-strapped governments cut health budgets, the World Health Organisation warned in a report on Wednesday.</p> <p>The WHO's European Health Report 2012 said that while Europeans are living longer, healthier lives -- with the average person now living until they are 76 -- the improvements could backslide if states slash investment in health as a result of the economic downturn.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/downturn-threatens-europes-life-expectancy-gains-who" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Business Demographic economics Demography Health World Health Organization AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:45:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782088 at http://www.globalpost.com Health gap in Europe wider than ever http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/health-gap-europe-wider-ever <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Life expectancy in Russia has marked time since the collapse of the Soviet Union but risen in its former eastern-bloc allies, The Lancet reported on Wednesday.</p> <p>Alcohol, tobacco and road accidents head a list of problems that lie behind premature death in the former Communist eastern Europe but remain chronic in many of the ex-Soviet republics, it said.</p> <p>In Russia, male life expectancy at birth was 63 years in 1990, but fell to 58 in 2000 before rising to 62 in 2009. For women, it was 74 years in 1990, 72 in 2000 and 74 in 2009.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/health-gap-europe-wider-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Demography Political geography AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:47:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794854 at http://www.globalpost.com Health concerns top list of retirement worries in U.S.: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/health-concerns-top-list-retirement-worries-us-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Health problems and the cost of healthcare are the biggest concerns for those entering retirement, according to a study released on Monday from Bank of America Corp's Merrill Lynch.</p> <p>The findings, part of a larger study focused on how people are feeling about and preparing for retirement, were based on a survey of more than 6,300 individuals aged 45 and older across the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/health-concerns-top-list-retirement-worries-us-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Business Disaster Education Environment Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Politics Religion Retirement Social Issues Technology Weather Thomson Reuters Wed, 15 May 2013 18:37:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5838519 at http://www.globalpost.com Retiring may not be beneficial for your health http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130518/retiring-may-not-be-beneficial-your-health <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A new study finds that working longer may help you live longer. Researchers found that depression and physical decline are much more likely for those retiring than for those who keep working.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130518/retiring-may-not-be-beneficial-your-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Business Labor Law Retirement Termination of employment Well being Sat, 18 May 2013 11:51:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5840903 at http://www.globalpost.com Seoul's elderly employment soars 50 pct in last decade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130528/seouls-elderly-employment-soars-50-pct-last-decade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, May 28 (Yonhap) -- The number of elderly Seoulites with jobs has leaped 50 percent over the past 10 years, while that of working youth has plunged more than 20 percent, data showed Tuesday.</p> <p>A total of 513,000 Seoul citizens aged 60 or older were employed in 2012, compared with 342,000 people in 2002, according to the data by a municipal-run think tank. The annual growth rate averaged 4.1 percent over the 10-year period.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130528/seouls-elderly-employment-soars-50-pct-last-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Yonhap News Agency Tue, 28 May 2013 06:01:12 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5847231 at http://www.globalpost.com Seniors strut their stuff on the stage, mix drinks and work out kinks: survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130626/seniors-strut-their-stuff-the-stage-mix-drinks-and-work-out- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - They strut their stuff up on the stage, mix drinks and work out the kinks. But don't look to any of Canada's elderly to do circus tricks, pull rabbits out of their hats or put on puppet shows.</p> <p>Statistics Canada's latest release of data from the National Household Survey shows the oldest among us are taking up some glamorous gigs in their golden years.</p> <p>Some of the more limber Canadians aged 75 and older took to the stage to show off their dance moves, the survey shows. Others reported getting behind the bar to pour drinks. A handful of them work as masseuses.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130626/seniors-strut-their-stuff-the-stage-mix-drinks-and-work-out-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging The Canadian Press Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:04:13 +0000 The Canadian Press 5868078 at http://www.globalpost.com Anti-aging consumption rises despite economic downturn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130715/anti-aging-consumption-rises-despite-economic-downturn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, July 16 (Yonhap)-- A survey by the country's business lobby revealed Tuesday that more than 80 percent of consumers increased their spending on anti-aging products and services over the past three years despite the prolonged economic slump.</p> <p>The rise in anti-aging products and services consumption was attributable to the fact that most consumers regard a youthful appearance as their competitive edge, the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130715/anti-aging-consumption-rises-despite-economic-downturn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Business Gerontology Population Yonhap News Agency Tue, 16 Jul 2013 03:31:42 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5884832 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese women retake top spot for life expectancy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/japanese-women-retake-top-spot-life-expectancy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's women retook their place as the world's longest-lived last year, edging out Hong Kongers as their life expectancy bounced back from the dip caused by the 2011 tsunami, officials said Thursday.</p> <p>Health ministry data showed girls born in Japan in 2012 could expect on average to live to 86.41, up from 85.90 in 2011 when the average was dragged lower when thousands of lives were cut short by the natural disaster.</p> <p>"Death rates rose in 2011 due to the disaster but the life expectancy picked up again with that factor coming off," a health ministry official said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/japanese-women-retake-top-spot-life-expectancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Demography Gerontology AFP Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:02:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5893288 at http://www.globalpost.com Most Americans don't want to live past 100 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130806/most-americans-dont-want-live-past-100 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Most Americans do not want to live beyond age 100, and a poll out Tuesday suggests many worry that anti-aging technologies may end up being a luxury for the rich.</p> <p>The survey of more than 2,000 people by the Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project sought to probe the nation's views on the prospect of living longer lives.</p> <p>Already, aging adults account for a growing share of the US population. About 41 million Americans are 65 or older, making up 13 percent of the population, up from four percent in 1900.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130806/most-americans-dont-want-live-past-100" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Gerontology Health Population Technology AFP Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:33:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5903932 at http://www.globalpost.com France mulls pension changes to give labourers more say over when they retire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130813/france-mulls-pension-changes-give-labourers-more-say-over-when- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France (Reuters) - France's government is mulling a points-based retirement credit system rather than a years-of-work tally for people in tough physical jobs, to give them more say over when they retire, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Any special credits for laborers are likely to be financed by rises in social welfare contributions, details yet to be worked out by a Socialist government which plans to reform the retirement system to help fix a ballooning pension deficit.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130813/france-mulls-pension-changes-give-labourers-more-say-over-when-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Financial services Government Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:46:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5909006 at http://www.globalpost.com Survey finds that workers going it alone for retirement funds rather than government assistant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130815/survey-finds-workers-going-it-alone-retirement-funds-rather- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - When it comes to funding their retirements, most workers say they will need to come up with the money themselves rather than rely on government assistance, according to a survey released Thursday by Charles Schwab Corp.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130815/survey-finds-workers-going-it-alone-retirement-funds-rather-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Business Labor Law Retirement Termination of employment The Canadian Press Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:15:58 +0000 The Canadian Press 5910576 at http://www.globalpost.com First year of retirement: where does the money go? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130820/first-year-retirement-where-does-the-money-go <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lou Carlozo</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - You can play with retirement planning calculators from now until you're 90, but it's unlikely any of them will factor in expenses like a $1,000 custom-made satin-and rhinestone stage outfit.</p> <p>That's the first thing that Aurora Flores, 60, bought when she retired last year after 20 years in public relations. The New Yorker kicked her world music band up into high gear, performing internationally and spending most of her spare cash on items like traveling between shows and that sparkly stage suit.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130820/first-year-retirement-where-does-the-money-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Business Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Politics of the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:15:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5913855 at http://www.globalpost.com