Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sweden is the best place in the world to grow old...

Sweden is the best place in the world to be old and Afghanistan the worst, according to a UN-backed global study.  The Global AgeWatch Index examined the quality of life of the elderly in 91 countries.  It warns that many countries do not have adequate support in place for their ageing populations.  By 2050, older people will outnumber children under 15 for the first time, with most of the elderly in developing countries, it said.  The Global AgeWatch Index was complied by the UN Population Fund and advocacy group HelpAge International, and released to mark the UN's Day of Older Persons.  Researchers used 13 different indicators - including income and employment, health provision, education, and environment - in what they said was the first study of kind to be conducted on a global scale.  The study's authors say countries across the world face an ongoing challenge from the rapidly ageing global population.

Source/more:  BBC

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October 1, 2013 in Other, Statistics, Travel | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Minnesota Gerontological Association posts program on seniors and driving

The Minnesota Gerontological Society has developed a program with Minnesota public television station tpt and other partners entitled "Love of Car: Transportation as We Age".  Find the program at
www.mngero.org as well as additional resources about transportation issues implicating older people. 

 

January 28, 2010 in Travel | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Help national leaders devise affordable, reliable public transit for seniors and persons with disabilities

The Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) invites you to participate in the United We Ride National Dialogue! 

Do you have suggestions and ideas that you would like to share with national leaders that can assist communities to increase access to affordable and reliable transportation services for people with disabilities, older adults, and people with limited incomes?

If so, you are invited to join a Federal Government online outreach effort to develop new ideas for transportation access for people with disabilities, older adults and persons of limited income!   For more information, and to register, visit the Dialogue website at www.UWRdialogue.org

The Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) invites you to participate in the United We Ride National Dialogue. This groundbreaking, web-based interactive dialogue is designed to allow a broader range of opinions and ideas to inform future policies, the CCAM Strategic Plan and to strengthen the CCAM's relationship with its vast array of partners and stakeholders, including state, local, and tribal governments, transportation agencies, human service agencies, healthcare providers, employment specialists, educators, and consumers.

In order to capture this critical feedback, the CCAM is seeking your participation in a 2 week long, web-based dialogue that will begin on November 2nd and end on November 13th. The dialogue will allow participants to submit, comment, and rate ideas interactively on how to increase access to affordable and reliable transportation services for people with disabilities, older adults, and people with limited incomes. Your invaluable participation will directly inform the work of the CCAM on future policy decisions and the Strategic Plan.

This dialogue is being organized by the National Academy of Public Administration and Easter Seals, in partnership with the National Resource Center for Human Service Transportation Coordination, the Federal Transit Administration, and the Office of Disability Employment Policy.     

 

November 2, 2009 in Discrimination, Travel | Permalink | TrackBack (0)