Researchers from the University of Alberta and Edmonton’s Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital have been collaborating with the help of IBM on a project aimed at studying the habits of the independent living elderly. The ‘Smart Condo’ project enlisted the help of elderly patients, who lived in technologically advanced apartments and where monitored by hundreds of sensors.
Global Lessons on Building Livable Communities for the Future
Executive Summary: On June 28 representatives from the United Nations, New York City and State governments, service organizations, and Permanent Missions to the United Nations gathered for an AARP evening reception to launch the summer 2010 edition of The Journal, AARP's biannual international policy publication.
The Importance of Being Age-Friendly
In this Global Perspectives column, Dick Stroud, author and Founder of 20plus30, explores how companies should respond to ensure their marketing and operations align with the aging population.
Telehealth Services - Manitoba
Telehealth services in manitoba bridge geographical divides and provide remote populations access to primary health care, patient education and surgical pre-admission screening.
Germany's 'Lisa the Wonderwall' supports independent living
An innovative team of researchers at Germany’s Technische Universität München (TUM), along with partners from the business world, have designed an easy to install wall panel equipped with many special features to help make living at home a little easier for aging adults.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2013
Elder abuse is not just an American problem. It is a global problem, and AARP is committed to working with the international community to address it. Remarks by Debra Whitman, Executive Vice President for Policy, Strategy and International Affairs, AARP on June 14, 2013 for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Dangerous By Design: Road Safety in the United States and the EU
Pedestrian fatalities in the United States have decreased by only 7% over the past decade, as opposed to an average 45% reduction within the EU. As Americans continue to lead increasingly healthier and more active lifestyles, the danger to pedestrians, cyclists, etc. is growing in tandem, especially for the most vulnerable road users: children, ethnic minorities, and the elderly.
Building an 8-80 City
Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa describes the 8-80 Cities - based on the premise that if you build a city that is great for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old, then you will build a successful city for everyone, from 0 to over 100.