30Mar/20

COVID-19: Active Measures to Support Community-dwelling Older Adults

Source: Science DirectThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread around the world, posing enormous health, economic, and social challenges to societies. As there are no proven drug and vaccine treatments, non-pharmaceutical measures are essentialRead More…

30Mar/20

Similarity in Case Fatality Rates (CFR) of COVID-19/SARS-COV-2 in Italy and China

Source: Journal of Infection in Developing CountriesIn December 2019, reports emerged from China of a new flu-like virus affecting many people in the city of Wuhan. The virus spread quickly and efficiently,Read More…

30Mar/20

Clinical Features of COVID-19 in Elderly Patients: A Comparison with Young and Middle-aged Patients

Source: British Infection AssociationSince December 2019, some hospitals in Wuhan City, Hubei Province have successively found multiple cases of unexplained pneumonia with a history of South China seafood market exposure, which haveRead More…

26Feb/20

Canadian Policy Perspectives On Promoting Physical Activity Across Age-friendly Communities: Lessons For Advocacy And Action

Source: Cambridge University Press Population ageing, coupled with lack of physical activity, presents a significant challenge to improving health status and quality of life for older adults (Hodge 2008; King and King 2010; UnitedRead More…

26Feb/20

“Engaging In My Rural Community”: Perceptions Of People Aged 85 Years And Over

Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being The demographic characteristics of rural populations are changing, and as a result rural populations, particularly those in the western world, are typically older in comparisonRead More…

26Feb/20

Becoming An Age-Friendly University (AFU): Integrating A Retirement Community On Campus

Source: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education As populations age at record rates, institutions must ready themselves to be more age-friendly. Institutions with an affiliated university- based retirement community (UBRC) are particularly poised to adopt the Age-FriendlyRead More…

26Feb/20

Promoting Age-Friendly Communities: An Integrative Review of Inclusion for Older Immigrants

Source: Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology Immigration patterns of older people are transforming the ethnic composition of Western societies (Torres 2012). In 2015, immigrants aged 65 years and over made up 13% of theRead More…

30Jan/20

International: Perceived Financial Retirement Preparedness and Its Correlates: A National Study in Israel

Source: International Journal of Aging and Human DevelopmentStudies suggest that a large proportion of adults do not manage to save enough for retirement. Correlates of retirement saving behaviors have yet to be fullyRead More…

30Jan/20

International: Perceived Retirement Savings Adequacy in Hong Kong: an Interdisciplinary Financial Planning Model

Source: Cambridge University PressUsing an interdisciplinary model of financial planning, we investigated the factors contributing to perceived adequacy of retirement savings among Hong Kong workers by replicating a previous study of American and DutchRead More…

30Jan/20

International: Financial Preparation for Retirement in Brazil: a Cross-Cultural Test of the Interdisciplinary Financial Planning Model

Source:  SpringerIn this investigation, we attempt to replicate the Interdisciplinary Financial Planning Model advanced by Hershey et al. (International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 70, 1-38, 2010) using a sample of Brazilian adults.Read More…