By Kim Kyung-hoon
There are several key descriptive phrases to keep in mind when talking about Japan; one obvious to everyone is “Rapidly Aging Society”.
By Lucy Nicholson
Too often in America, being old means being lonely, isolated and depressed.
At Village Trailer Park, a leafy oasis surrounded by busy commercial streets about two miles from Santa Monica’s famous beach, elderly residents are fighting to preserve a different way of life.
Over the last several years, more Americans have found that aging has left them in the clutch of poverty. Between 2005 and 2009, the rate of poverty among American seniors rose as they aged, as did the number of people entering poverty, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).
India must spend more money and improve public services to prepare for a surge in its elderly population in the coming decades, the country head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
It’s something many people know intuitively but that makes the reality no less harsh when it is framed by concrete figures: the sluggish U.S. economy is squeezing black and Latino seniors even harder than their white counterparts.
By Kim Kyung-hoon
When I covered Fukushima’s nuclear crisis in March, the first radiation evacuees who I encountered were elderly people who had fled a nursing home which was located near the tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant which was leaking nuclear radiation.
The graying of America prompts debate about nuts-and-bolts issues such as inadequate retirement savings, and the future of Social Security and Medicare. But Ted Fishman is a big picture thinker with a deep understanding of global trends. In his new book, Shock of Gray, he explains how the aging of the world’s population will drive globalization and immigration patterns in the years ahead, and determine the economic destiny of nations – and the news isn't all bad.
A good friend plans to throw herself a Medicare party when she turns 65 a few years from now. She lost her employer-sponsored health coverage a few years ago, and has struggled ever since with limited insurance and high out-of-pocket costs; she thinks Medicare will solve all her health insurance problems.