from Photographers' Blog:

Republic of the elderly

October 2, 2012

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”.

from Photographers' Blog:

Trailer park worth $30 million

July 18, 2012

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.

from MacroScope:

More Americans find aging is a gateway to poverty

April 27, 2012

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).

from India Insight:

India must prepare for surge in elderly population: WHO

April 3, 2012

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.

from MacroScope:

The plight of minority elderly Americans

February 24, 2012

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.

from Photographers' Blog:

Robot Paro comforts the elderly in Fukushima

August 8, 2011

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.

from Reuters Money:

Alzheimer’s: Early planning critical to financial health

July 20, 2011

Jean Dorrell knew something was wrong when the birthday card her father usually sends two weeks ahead of schedule didn't arrive in the mail.

from FaithWorld:

Who wants to live forever? Scientist sees aging “cured” by stem cells

July 4, 2011

(An elderly couple stroll through Tiergarten central park on a sunny autumn day in Berlin October 29, 2010./Fabrizio Bensch)

from Reuters Money:

Shock of Gray: How aging drives globalization and immigration

January 5, 2011

Norma Rita Berry,71, sits before the start of a rally for US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) in St. Clairsville, Ohio, February 27, 2008.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton   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.

from Reuters Money:

Health costs fuel rise in bankruptcy among elderly

November 5, 2010

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.