Global Network of Associations & Networks: Retirees Developing Silver Economy

Global Network of Associations & Networks: Retirees Developing Silver Economy

Global Network of Associations & Networks: Retirees Developing Silver Economy

Plan with seniors, not for them!

Key words:
longevity; population aging; active aging; eTechnologies usage; e-services; seniors 55+ eServices Guide; lifelong learning; e-learning; age-friendliness; seniors centricity; minister of seniors; seniors’ council; silver economy

 

Content

Purpose
Invitation to the Associations and Networks
Coordinators
Founding Members
Links to Associations & Networks
Links to the Minister of (for) Seniors
Links to the Council of Seniors
Links to the Seniors 55+ eServices Guide
Links to Parliamentary Ombudsman
Links to coalitions of national nonprofit organizations concerned with the well-being of older population
Links to Media
Developing the Silver Economy and Related Government Resources for Seniors. Webinar Position Paper
Cross-border eCollaboration in Publishing the Guide on eServices for Seniors 55+ who Take Care of their Parents who are 75+, and Seniors’ Digital Literacy
Links to ePublications

 

Recent Publication

Developing the Silver Economy and Related Government Resources for Seniors. A Position Paper.
September 19, 2022.

Purpose

The Global Network of Associations & Networks: Retirees Developing Silver Economy wants to encourage retirees not to wait for what the Silver Economy will bring them, but to be actively involved in its development so that it is in line with their needs and desires. Seniors centricity is needed in developing the Silver Economy. The professors emeriti are apt to signal the direction and engage in action since they are well positioned in interdisciplinarity.

Key Words:
long-lived society; aging population; active aging; seniors’ use of eTechnologies, e-services; seniors 55+ eServices Guide; lifelong learning; digital literacy; e-learning; age-friendliness; senior centricity; minister of seniors; seniors’ council; silver economy.

 

The focus of the Zoom Meeting Contribution from a Network of the Associations to the Development of a Silver Economy on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, was to create a Network of all the Associations worldwide active to join emeriti, retired, senior researchers. This Project must consider the great dishomogeneity that characterizes these associations due to differences of feeling to the theme, of cultural interest (North Countries more looking at safety and environment, South Countries more at social aspects), of the demographic situation. Beside these differences, these associations have common activities related to their role in the lifelong learning, in the advancing functions to solve social and scientific problems, in acting as sentinels of the unity of culture. This unity was in the past threatened by particular interests of academic or politic nature and youngs due to their career needs cannot act as sentinels what on the contrary can do emeriti, retired, old cultured persons. The first question we have to put ourselves is why in some countries this kind of associations is less present if not absent and answers can be two: no feeling to the concern or adoption of a social policy able to respect all the components of the population independently on their education and age level so that no specific attention must be paid to any component of the population. The right answer between the two clearly is related to the different social ethics levels in the different countries. But it must be observed too that during last 30 years many things changed starting from the continuous mean ageing of the population in the developed countries so that even advanced social policies need updating and new integrations. So the proposed Network can help toward the right direction. By it the exchange of experiments, of expertise, of projects will become possible so that intellectual capital can be shared in favor of a general increase of the levels of knowledge.

One of the focus of the rising Network could and should be the institution in all the countries of the Network of a Minister of Seniors, of Old Age, of Silver Economy. Only 6 countries in the world have such a Minister (Australia, Canada, Malta, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales). She/he represents the responsible for a policy approach in order to guarantee that the needs of specific services, of health protection, of safety are respected in a condition of progressive increase of the mean age of the population. On the other side, he/she as member of the Cabinet can interact with the other ministers so that the specificity of old age can be considered in the politic choices adopted by the latter ones in the different branches of the Government activity such as health, industry, environment, education, transportation.

Related is the support that by this minister can be ensured to the Silver Economy. This looks holistic ally at the ageing of population and at the opportunities it presents starting from permanent education able to ensure citizens responsible choices in occasion of referendums and petitions, from new available technologies and new sectors of market, from the percentage (meanly 20%) of Gross Domestic Product dedicated to it, from health prevention and, last but not least from the disables policy due to the connection of it with the focal points of Silver Economy.

By Dr. Luigi Campanella, Professor Emeritus, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy & General Secretary, European Association of Professors Emeriti
Zoom meeting of Professors Emeriti Network on April 6, 2022.

Invitation to Associations and Networks

Global Network of Associations & Networks: Retirees Developing Silver Economy

April 25, 2022

 To a representative of the network or association of aged professionals (emeriti, retired, senior researchers) in the world

Dear Representative,

We are sending you this message with the intention of proposing the signing of a formal agreement on the program between all addressed networks and associations, which looks at two objectives:

– Create conditions for the professionalism and knowledge of older people, especially cultural and professional ones, to be made available to society for life counseling and for lifelong adult education. Knowledge is the engine of life and whoever has it must be willing to share it with others.

– Encourage the establishment of a Minister of Seniors and the Silver Economy in all countries (Minister of Seniors Appointment. Position Paper, April 21, 2021; An appeal for the establishment of ministries for seniors in all countries of the European Union, The Bulletin of the European association of professors emeriti, 2022).

The envisaged cooperation is aimed at accelerating the use of eServices provided by the Internet. It is not related to costs.

If, as we warmly hope, your network / association is interested in signing the proposed agreement, let us know. Please also let us know the reasons for any negative response.

Thank you and best greetings.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Luigi Campanella, Professor Emeritus
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
General Secretary, European Association of Professors Emeriti
Luigi.Campanella@UniRoma1.it

Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus
University of Maribor, Slovenia
Secretary, Professors Emeriti Network & Secretary, eSeniors 55+ Network
Joze.Gricar@UM.si

Action Focused Online Meetings

Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 17:00 – 19:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Discussion on further steps in the Network direction.

Chair:
Dr. Luigi Campanella, Senior Professor, Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Past General Secretary, European Association of Professors Emeriti – EAPE
General Secretary of Italian Committee of EAPE
Luigi.Campanella@UniRoma1.it

pdf Global Network Meeting June 1 2022 Participants

Coordinators

Dr. Luigi Campanella, Senior Professor, Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Past General Secretary, European Association of Professors Emeriti – EAPE
General Secretary of Italian Committee of EAPE
Luigi.Campanella@UniRoma1.it

Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Secretary, Professors Emeriti Network
Program Coordinator, Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the eRegion
Joze.Gricar@UM.si

Founding Members

Dr. Luigi Campanella, Professor Emeritus
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
General Secretary, European Association of Professors Emeriti
Luigi.Campanella@UniRoma1.it

George Christodoulou, Professor Emeritus
University of Athens Medical School, Greece
President, Society Preventive Psychiatry
ProfGChristodoulou@gmail.com

Dr. Lucija Čok, Professor Emerita, Scientific Counselor
Former Rector, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Lucija.Cok@UPr.si

Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus
University of Maribor, Slovenia
Program Coordinator, Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the eRegion
Secretary, Professors Emeriti Network & Secretary, eSeniors 55+ Network
Joze.Gricar@UM.si

Dr.Dr.h.c. Heinrich C. Mayr, Professor Emeritus
Former Rector, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Application Engineering Research
Heinrich.Mayr@AAU.at

Dr. Gregory M. Sadlek, Professor Emeritus / Dean Emeritus
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences – CLASS, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA
G.Sadlek@CSUOhio.edu

Dr. Bernhard Schrefler, Professor Emeritus
Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Padua, Italy
Bernhard.Schrefler@DICEA.UniPd.it

Links to Associations & Networks

Professors Emeriti Network,
Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor, Slovenia, Secretary & Secretary, Active Aging Networks
Joze.Gricar@UM.si

eSeniors 55+ Network
Anja Rebolj, Head, Department for Regional Activities and Development
Library Miran Jarc Novo mesto, Slovenia, Coordinator of the Seniors Contact Points in Slovenija
Anja.Rebolj@Nm.sik.si

Retirees in Koroška Region Developing Silver Economy Network
Marjeta Vaupot, MBA, Director
Health Community Center Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
Marjeta.Vaupot@ZD-SG.si
eServices for Seniors 55+ Guide 2021 – Health Community Centre Slovenj Gradec, February 2022

Seniors eLearning & eEducation: Patronage Services & Educational Institutions & Libraries & Social Centers eCollaboration
Mag. Jasna Kolar Macur, Councelor
Mentor & Mentors’ Coordinator, Voluntary Activities
Secondary School for Nursing, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
Jasna.Kolar@SC-SG.si

The Pass It On Network, Paris, France
Moira Allan, Co-founder and International Coordinator, Advisors, Network Liaisons
Moira@PassItOnNetwork.org
Dr. Jan Hively, Co-founder and U.S. Liaison, Co-founder, Vital Aging Network, Minnesota, USA
Hivel001@UMn.edu

International Federation on Aging – IFA, Vice-President-North America
Dr. Sandra Hirst, Associate Professor Emerita, University of Calgary, Canada
SHirst@UCalgary.ca

AGE-WELL Ecosystem Canada, Toronto, Ontario, ECHAlliance, European Connected Health Alliance, UK
Andy Bleaden, Community Director 
Dr. Michael Chrostowski, Business Development and Industry Relations Manager
Andy@ECHAlliance.com; Michael@AGEWell-nce.ca;

Age-Friendly University Global Network, Dublin, Ireland
Christine O’Kelly, Age-Friendly Coordinator, Dublin City University
Christine.OKelly@DCU.ie

Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence, School of Business, Munster Technological University, Cork, Ireland
Potential of the silver economy for rural enterprises and society at national and European level
Dr. Helen McGuirk, Head
Helen.McGuirk@MTU.ie

NGO Committee on Ageing/NY, USA
Dr. Cynthia Stuen, Chair
UN Main Representative, International Federation on Ageing
Cynthia.Stuen@gmail.com

Active Aging Consortium in Asia Pacific – ACAP, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA
Dr. Kathryn L. Braun, Professor of Public Health and Social Work, Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed Chair on Aging & President
Editor, ACAP Bimonthly Bulletins
KBraun@Hawaii.edu

Central-European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives (CESCI), Budapest, Hungary
Gyula Ocskay, General Secretary & Head, European Institute of cross-border studies, Budapest
Gyula.Ocskay@CESCI-net.eu

SilverEco.org
International portal of information regarding Silver Economy, technologies for independent living and generally all products and services dedicated to ageing well, Paris, France
Jérôme Pigniez, Founder and Director
JPigniez@on-medio.com

Silver Economy Network
Assolombarda, Milan, Italy
Felice Lopane, Life Sciences Manager, Organization, Development and Associative Relations Sector
Felice.Lopane@Assolombarda.it

Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) – coalition of 66 national nonprofit organizations concerned with the well-being of America’s older population, USA
Ramsey Alwin, President and CEO, National Council on Aging – NCOA, Chair of LCAO
Ramsey.Alwin@NCOA.org;

Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education – AROHE, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sue Barnes, Executive Director
Info@AROHE.org

Healthy Aging: Collaborative Online Resources and Education – CORE Canada. Platform – online knowledge hub to connect local, regional, provincial and national non-profit, government, and academic organizations and coalitions that focus on programs, services, policies, practices, and research aimed at supporting older Canadians to age in place in their homes and communities. Employment and Social Development Canada, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Canada@HealthyAgingCORE.ca

East Rock Institute, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Dr. Hesung Chun Koh, Co-Founder, Chair and President Emerita
HesungChunKoh@gmail.com

Association Friends of Road for Mali (“Les Amis de la Route”), Republic of Mali
Grégoire Tessougue, President, Road Safety Association & President, Association Friends of Road for Mali, GregoireSalimata@gmail.com

Lifelong Learning for All, Gdansk, Poland
Dr. Anna Grabowska, Head, Autodesk Academic Partner and Academy of Third Age; Founder of the Distance Education Centre at Gdansk University of Technology
Founding Member, Association of Academic E-learning, Advisor, U3A online,  Member, Steering Committee of U3A Communities
Anka.Grabowska@gmail.com

Links to the Minister of (for) Seniors

Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors, Member of Parliament, Government of Canada

Government of Canada, Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum,  intergovernmental body established to share information, discuss new and emerging issues related to seniors, and work collaboratively on key projects.

Seniors Guide to Federal Programs and Services. Government of Canada, Health Canada. Division of Aging and Seniors, Ottawa, Ontario, 2021: 91.

Honourable Mark Butler, MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care. House of Representatives, Australian Government

Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall, Minister for Seniors, Minister for Food Safety, Associate Minister of Health and Associate
Minister for Research, Science and Development, Government of New Zealand

Honourable Mary Butler TD, Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Government of Ireland

Honourable Christina McKelvie, Minister for Equalities and Older People, Scottish Government

Honourable Dr. Michael Farrugia, MD, Minister, Ministry for Senior Citizens and Active Aging, Government of Malta

Heléna Herklots CBE, Older People’s Commissioner, Welsh Government

Honourable Dubravka Šuica, Commissioner for Democracy and Demography & Vice-President, European Commission

Minister of Seniors. Wikipedia

Links to the Council of Seniors

National Seniors Council – NSA, Government of Canada, Gatineau, Quebec
Dr. Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard, Chairperson & Professor, School of Nursing, University of Moncton

Since 2007, the NSC has examined issues related to the social isolation of seniors, the participation of older workers in the labour force, positive and active aging, volunteerism, low income among seniors and elder and financial abuse.
The NSC is made up of experts on seniors’ issues and aging, and engages with seniors, stakeholders and experts to provide advice to the Government of Canada on matters related to the health, well-being and quality of life of seniors.

Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum. Government of Canada
Wallace Pidgeon, Director of Communications & Tour Office of Honourable Raymond Cho Ontario’s Minister of Seniors & Accessibility Toronto, Ontario
Intergovernmental body established to share information, discuss new and emerging issues related to seniors, and work collaboratively on key projects.

Alberta Council on Aging. Government of Alberta, Edmonton
Donna Durand, Executive Director
ExeDir@ACAging.ca;

Older People, Age And Ageing Group, Scottish Parliament
info@Parliament.scot;
Christine Ryder,  Secretary c/o Outside the Box, Community Worker, South East Team
Christine@otbds.org;

Purpose of the group
To help the Scottish Parliament to address the challenges of an ageing population.
To provide MSPs with a source of information and expertise on issues of age.
To bring together those with an interest in the well-being of older people.
To encourage co-operation in promoting the interests of older people and their involvement with the Scottish Parliament.
To assist the Scottish Parliament in meeting older people’s needs as well as benefiting from their experience.

Older People’s Strategic Action Forum, Scottish Government
Nicole.Ronald@gov.scot;

National Reference Group of Service Users and Family Members, Government of Ireland
Sharon Lane, Chair

On 11 May 2022, the group has been established to provide a voice for mental health service users and their families in Ireland.

Aged Care Council of Elders
The council will provide advice from senior Australians to the Government about aged care reform and ageing generally.

Council of Elders Australia
Ian Yates AM, Chair

On 13 January 2022, fourteen eminent Australians – including National Seniors Australia CEO John McCallum – have been appointed to the inaugural aged care Council of Elders, to ensure your voice is heard by government.

Council of Elders communique after the meeting on 25 March 2022.

Robert M. “Bobby” Dyer, Mayor
James Wood; Vice Mayor
Mayor’s Commission on Aging. City of Virginia Beach, United States of America
BDyer@VBgov.com

The Virginia Beach Mayor’s Commission on Aging assists the mayor in planning actions and programs to meet the needs and concerns of seniors in Virginia Beach.

Links to the Seniors 55+ eServices Guide

Australia

Sutherland Shire Seniors Services Directory. Sutherland Shire Council, 2022: 65.

55+ Activities, Groups and Support Guide 2021. 2nd edition. City of Joondalup, Perth, Western Australia, May 2021: 72.

Canada

Seniors Guide to Federal Programs and Services. Government of Canada, Health Canada. Division of Aging and Seniors, Ottawa, Ontario, 2021: 91.

Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities: A Guide. Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors. 18 Sept 2018: 50.

Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario. Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility, Ontario, Canada, Winter 2022: 135.

Seniors programs and services. Information guide. Government of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. July 2022: 52.

Positive-Aging-Directory-2022. Department of Seniors, Government of Nova Scotia: 42.

Programs and Services for Seniors. 2022 Edition. Government of Québec: 48.

BC Seniors’ Guide, 12th Edition. Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Health, August 12, 2021: 178.

Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide, 2018: 138.

Seniors’ Guide to Services and Programs. Province of New Brunswick, 2016: 55.

Manitoba Seniors’ Guide. Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat and the Manitoba Council on Aging. 2015/2016:175.

Seniors programs and services. Information Guide. Alberta Government, 2014-2015: 60.

Directory of Services for Seniors and Caregivers in Toronto. Fall, 2021: 182.

Guide for Older Adults. Services and Programs offered by the City of Ottawa, : 14

Hungary

Hungarian Seniors 55+ eServices Guide (in Hungarian), February 2022.

Ireland

Information Guide to Services for Older People in County Tipperary. November 2019: 52.

Information Guide to Services for Older People in County Wicklow. May 2018: 40.

Slovenia

Kažipot e-storitev za seniorje 55+. Zdravstveni dom Trebnje in Občine Mirna, Mokronog-Trebelno, Šentrupert, Trebnje, oktober 2021: 40.

Kažipot e-storitev za seniorje 55+ . Zdravstveni dom Slovenj Gradec, Mestna očina Slovenj Gradec, Občina Mislinja, oktober 2021: 28.
eServices for Seniors 55+ Guide. Health Community Centre Slovenj Gradec, City Municipality of Slovenj Gradec, Municipality of Mislinja, February 2022: 33.

United States of America

Montgomery County Seniors’ Resource Guide. Published by the Beacon Newspapers in partnership with Montgomery County’s Department of Health & Human Services, Aging & Disability Services, 2022: 128.

Resource Guide. For Older Adults, Persons With Disabilities And Caregivers. Howard County, Maryland, 2022: 84.

Senior Resource  Guide. State Senator Liz Krueger, New York, NY. 2021-2022 Edition: 110.

Directory of Services. Johnson County Kansas, Area Agency on Aging, 2021: 84.

Senior Information Guide to the San Luis Obispo County community. 2018-2020 edition: 120.

Older Adult Resource Directory. The Denver Commission on Aging, City of Denver, Denver Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships (HRCP), 9/2017: 20.

Links to Parliamentary Ombudsman

Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman, Helsinki, Finland
Dr. Päivi Topo, Ombudsman for the Elderly
Ombudsman@Parliament.fiVanhusasia@oikeus.fi;

Links to coalitions of national nonprofit organizations concerned with the well-being of older population

COTA Australia – for older Australians. Council on the Ageing to promote, improve and protect the wellbeing of older people in Australia as citizens and consumers, Barton ACT, Australia
Jane Halton, AO PSM, Independent Chair, COTA Australia
Independent Non-Executive Director, ANZ Bank, Clayton Utz lawyers and the Australian Policy Institute & Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Canberra and Sydney.
Contact@COTAact.org.au;

Healthy Aging: Collaborative Online Resources and Education – CORE Canada. Platform – online knowledge hub to connect local, regional, provincial and national non-profit, government, and academic organizations and coalitions that focus on programs, services, policies, practices, and research aimed at supporting older Canadians to age in place in their homes and communities. Employment and Social Development Canada, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Canada@HealthyAgingCORE.ca

Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) – coalition of 66 national nonprofit organizations concerned with the well-being of America’s older population, USA
Ramsey Alwin, President and CEO, National Council on Aging – NCOA, Chair of LCAO
LCAO@ncoa.org

Links to Media

Magazin Vzajemnost (Reciprocity)  Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jožica Dorniž, M.Sc., Editor in Chief
Jozica.Dorniz@Vzajemnost.si

The Senior Magazine, Third Age Media Association Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dato Muslim Ayob, Editor
DatoMus.Ayob@gmail.com

Developing the Silver Economy and Related Government Resources for Seniors. Webinar Position Paper

In Person and Virtual Meeting
Time: Monday, September 19, 2022, 17.00 – 19:00 CEST
Location: Hall B, Chemistry Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Chair: Dr. Luigi Campanella, Professor Emeritus, Luigi.Campanella@UniRoma1.it

The network’s contribution to this year’s celebration of International Day of Older Persons on October 1.

Cross-border eCollaboration in Publishing the Guide on eServices for Seniors 55+ who Take Care of their Parents who are 75+, and Seniors' Digital Literacy

International in Person and Virtual Conference
Time: Friday, 30 September 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CET
Location: Youth Cultural Center, Ozare 18, 2380 Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
Organizers: Health Community Center Slovenj Gradec and the City Municipality of Slovenj Gradec
in cooperation with the Professors Emeriti Network and the eSeniors 55+ Network

The conference is a contribution to this year’s celebration of International Day of Older Persons on October 1, 2022.

P r o g r a m

09:30 – 10:00 Registration, coffee

10:00 – 11:30 Online Panel (in English)
Cross-border eCollaboration for the eServices Provision for the Seniors 55+ and Seniors’ Digital Literacy

Panel Chair:
Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Secretary, eSeniors 55+ Network & Secretary, Professors Emeriti Network
Joze.Gricar@UM.si

Panel Members:

Dr. Luigi Campanella, Senior Professor, Department of Chemistry Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Past General Secretary, European Association of Professors Emeriti – EAPE & General Secretary of Italian Committee of EAPE
Luigi.Campanella@UniRoma1.it

Ana João Sepúlveda, Managing Partner
40+ Lab Lisbon, Portugal
President, Age Friendly Portugal Association & Ambassador, Aging 2.0 Network
Lecturer, European University Lisbon
Ana.Sepulveda@40maisLab.pt

Dr. Anna Grabowska, Head, Autodesk Academic Partner and Academy of Third Age
Founder, Distance Education Centre, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Founding Member, Association of Academic E-learning, Advisor, U3A Online,  Member, Steering Committee of U3A Communities
Anka.Grabowska@gmail.com

Dr. Susanna Rivinen, Post-doc Researcher
Media Education Hub, Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Project Manager, The Skillful Tutors of Adults’ and Aging Population’s Digital Competences to Lapland (OdigO) Project
Susanna.Rivinen@ULapland.fi

Dr.Dr.Hc Heinrich C. Mayr, Professor Emeritus
Former Rector, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Application Engineering Research
Heinrich.Mayr@AAU.at

Dr. Aleksandar Erceg, Associate Professor
Faculty of Economics, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
International Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (ICES)
Aleksandar.Erceg@EFOs.hr

Each panel member will present (10 minutes) good practices in involving seniors in the eCollaboration (seniors centricity). The panelists will share ideas about possible cross-border eCollaboration and experience sharing. For example, the networks’ collaboration and websites linking, the components of the Silver Economy.

The panel is problem-based (We are not good enough at providing and using eServices needed by the seniors), and action-focused (What can we do together in the next 12 months?).

11:45 – 13:15 Panel (in Slovene)
Publishing of eServices for the Seniors 55+ Guide and Seniors’ Digital Literacy: Experiences and Recommendations

Panel Chair:
Marjeta Vaupot, MBA, Director
Health Community Center Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
Coordinator, Central European Seniors eServices Guide 55+
Marjeta.Vaupot@ZD-SG.si

13:15 – 14:00 Refreshment and informal socializing

The conference will be in person and online. Technology will be provided by Revolver, Advertising Agency d.o.o. Slovenj Gradec, Aljoša Zimic, Director, Aljosa@Revolver.si

Registration is required at Marjeta.Vaupot@ZD-SG.si.

Čezmejno e-sodelovanje pri izdajanju Kažipota e-storitev za seniorje 55+, ki skrbijo za svoje starše, ki so 75+, in digitalno opismenjevanje seniorjev

Mednarodna konferenca v živo in na daljavo
Čas: Petek, 30. 09. 2022 od 10:00 do 14:00
Lokacija: Mladinski kulturni center, Ozare 18, 2380 Slovenj Gradec
Organizatorja: Zdravstveni dom  Slovenj Gradec in Mestna občina Slovenj Gradec
v sodelovanju z Omrežjem zaslužnih profesorjev in Omrežjem e-seniorjev

Konferenca je prispevek k letošnjemu proslavljanju 1. oktobra – Mednarodnega dne starejših oseb 2022 (International Day of Older Persons on October 1).

11:45 – 13:15 Panel (v slovenskem jeziku)
Izdajanje Kažipota e-storitev za seniorje 55+ in digitalno opismenjevanje seniorjev: izkušnje in priporočila

Vodja panela:
Marjeta Vaupot, mag. posl. ved, direktorica
Zdravstveni dom Slovenj Gradec
Koordinatorica, Kažipot e-storitev za seniorje 55+ Srednje Evrope
Marjeta.Vaupot@ZD-SG.si

Člani panela:

Vloga občine pri zagotavljanju podpornega okolja za seniorje
Tilen Klugler, župan
Mestna občina Slovenj Gradec
Zupan@SlovenjGradec.si

Vloga občine pri zagotavljanju podpornega okolja za seniorje
Mag. Miha Ješe, član sveta občine za mednarodno sodelovanje
Občina Škofja Loka
Podpredsednik, Douzelage – European Town Twinning (Juniors for seniors – active ageing)
Miha.Jese11@gmail.com

Vloga šolskega centra pri digitalnem opismenjevanju seniorjev
Mag. Jasna Kolar; koordnatorka izobraževanja e seniorjev
Šolski center Slovenj Gradec
Jasna.Kolar@SC-SG.si
Primer digitalnega opismenjevanja seniorjev 1:1
Živa Stojan, dijakinja in Elizabeta Skrlovnik, seniorka

Vloga fakultete za zdravstvene in socialne vede na področju seniorjev
Dr. Danica Železnik, profesorica in dekanica
Fakulteta za zdravstvene in socialne vede Slovenj Gradec
Dekanica@fzsv.si

Vloga knjižnice pri digitalnem opismenjevanju seniorjev
Mag. Irena Oder, direktorica
Koroška osrednja knjižnica dr. Franca Sušnika
Članica, Svet občine Ravne na Koroškem
Irena.Oder@Rav.sik.si

Vloga knjižnice pri digitalnem opismenjevanju seniorjev
Dragica Ropič, direktorica
Knjižnica Ksaverja Meška Slovenj Gradec
Draga.Ropic@SG.sik.si

Vloga banke pri digitalnem opismenjevanju seniorjev
Mateja Lah Novosel, koordinatorica, Odbor za poslovanje s prebivalstvom
Združenje bank Slovenije
Urednica, Bančni vestnik
Mateja.Lah-Novosel@ZBS-giz.si

13:15 – 14.00 Pogostitev in neformalno druženje

Konferenca bo v živo in na daljavo. Tehnologijo zagotavlja podjetje Revolver, oglaševalska agencija d.o.o. Slovenj Gradec, Aljoša Zimic, direktor, Aljosa@Revolver.si.

Za udeležbo na konferenci v živo ali na daljavo je potrebna prijava na Marjeta.Vaupot@ZD-SG.si. Prijavljeni na konferenco na daljavo bodo prejeli povezavo za vključitev v program.

Links to ePublications

AGE Platform Europe, Brussels, Belgium

 

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal. Your source for healthy aging information that you can trust. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 

Active Aging Networks

Silver economy. Wikipedia.

The Global Coalition on Aging, the world’s leading business voice on aging. Second High-Level Silver Economy Forum. World Economic Forum in New York City, Dublin, Geneva, and Virtual, November 8-9, 2022.
info@GlobalCoalitionOnAging.com

1st Silver Economy Summit in Chile. Paulina Pozo Mardones, Executive Director, SeniorLab, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. FIAP – International Federation of Pension Funds. October 19-20, 2022.
SeniorLab@UC.cl; FIAP@FIAP.cl;

European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing 2022. Third Edition. Silver Economy & HealthTech, Part of Active and Healthy Living in the Digital World. European Commission. Gdansk, Poland, 18-20 October 2022.
info@ageing-well-week.eu; support@EWAHA2022.zohodesk.eu

Developing the Silver Economy and Related Government Resources for Seniors. Zoom Meeting, Global Network of Associations & Networks: Retirees Developing Silver Economy. Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, September 19, 2022.
Luigi.Campanella@UniRoma1.it; Joze.Gricar@UM.si

Silver Economy Forum 4th edition. Longevity revolution. Silver Economy Forum Italy. Palazzo del Principe, Genoa, Italy, 14-15-16 September 2022.
info@SilverEconomyForum.it

SilverEco and Ageing Well International Festival. Palais des Festivals de Cannes,  South of France, 12/13 September 2022.

Ageing as a driver of progressive politics? What the European Silver Economy teaches us about the co-constitution of ageing and innovation. Dr. Benjamin Lipp, Scientific Assistant, Science Studies and Innovation Research, University of Hamburg, and Alexander Peine, Assistant Professor, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. Cambridge University Press, 05 September 2022.

How America’s ageism hurts, shortens lives of elderly. Dr. Becca Levy, Associate Professor of Public Health, Yale Institute for Global Health. Harvard University, August 10, 2022.

Senior living’s secret sauce: adaptability. John O’Connor, Editorial Director. McKnights Senior Living, July 28, 2022.

SENIOR ECO-NECT Horizon Europe’s project officially kicked-off. Objective: to prepare a joint action plan to support the emergence and the development of European #ecosystems dedicated to silver and ageing economy. ECHAlliance, 27th July 2022.
Senior Eco-Nect. Munster Technological University – Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence, Cork, Ireland.

New Pact for Skills partnership to boost digital skills. European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, 18 July 2022.

Stage (Not Age): How to Understand and Serve People Over 60 – the Fastest Growing, Most Dynamic Market in the World. Dr. Susan Wilner Golden, Director, dciX Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute and Adjunct Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business. Harvard Business Review Press, June 2022.
Author Talks: Older, wiser, and not going anywhere. Interview. Raju Narisetti, Leader, McKinsey Global Publishing, McKinsey&Company, July 14, 2022.

In a society of longevity, seniors are more than a “silver economy”. Anne-Marie Guillemard, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Université de Paris-Cité. Interview by Richard Robert, Polytechnique Insights, Paris, June 29th, 2022.

New perspectives on territorial disparities. From lonely places to places of opportunities. Editors: Proietti Paola; Sulis Patrizia; Perpiña Castillo Carolina; Lavalle Carlo. European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra (VA) –Italy, 23 June 2022: 176.

Mature and Older Adults’ Perception of Active Ageing and the Need for Supporting Services: Insights from a Qualitative Study. Valentina Barbaccia, Laura Bravi, Federica Murmura, Elisabetta Savelli and Elena Viganò. Department of Economics, Society, Politics, University of Urbino Carlo Bo. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. MDPI, 23 June 2022.

2022 Rome Ministerial Declaration: “A Sustainable World for All Ages: Joining Forces for Solidarity and Equal Opportunities Throughout Life”. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Information Unit, Rome, 17 June 2022: 9.
Rome Ministerial Conference on Ageing closes with commitment to policy action for solidarity and equal opportunities throughout life. The 5th UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing in Rome, 17 June 2022.

Including the elderly in our digital society. Dr. Ulli Samuelsson, Assistant Professor & Associate Dean, Education, School of Education and Communication and Sofi Fristedt, Associate Professor & Director, Jönköping Academy, School of Health and Welfare. Jönköping University, Sweden, 2022-06-09.

Minister Khera announces launch of Age Well at Home initiative. Government of Canada, June 8, 2022.

It’s Time to Throw Out Stereotypes on Aging. ​The National Geographic and AARP exclusive study shows that older Americans are redefining their health, defying challenges and living with purpose. Sari Harrar, Reporter and Contributing Editor. AARP. June 6, 2022.
Life is Good, Especially for Older Americans. AARP Second Half of Life Study: In collaboration with National Geographic Partners. Vicki Levy, Senior Research Advisor & Patty David, Director Consumer Insights, AARP Research, June 2022.

Parliamentary secretary’s statement on BC Seniors’ Week. Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors’ Services and Long-Term Care. Province of British Columbia, Canada, 6 Jun 2022.
BC Seniors’ Guide, 12th Edition. Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Health, August 12, 2021: 178.

Longevity And Aging Should Be Part Of Every Companies’ People Strategy Says Organizational Expert. Akin Adesokan. Chronicles Live, Jul 17, 2022.

Senior Emiratis. This page provides information about how senior Emiratis are protected and empowered through services and facilities in the areas of pensions, health, transportation, and more. The United Arab Emirates’ Government portal, 14 Jun 2022.

Digital literacy: Libraries support all age groups to become digital literate. Barbara Schleihagen, Federal Executive Director, German Library Association. NAPLE Forum – National Authorities on Public Libraries in Europe, 3 June 2022.

Multisector, All-of-Society Transformation Needed to Ensure Aging Societies Worldwide Are Poised to Thrive by 2050. Report. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, June 3, 2022.

The Ombudsman for the Elderly promotes age-related decision-making. Dr. Päivi Topo, Finland’s first Ombudsman for the Elderly, Adjunct Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Helsinki and Adjunct Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology, University of Jyväskylä. European Network of Green Seniors, Brussels, 2. June 2022.

The Digital Era? Also my Era! Media and information literacy: a key to ensure seniors’ rights to participate in the digital era. Dr. An Hermans, Professor Emerita, KU Leuven, Belgium & President of the European Seniors’ Union (ESU). May 2022: 44.

Manifesto. European Network of Green Seniors, Brussels.

A Digital Collaborative Platform for the Silver Economy: Functionalities Required by Stakeholders in a Multinational Baltic Sea Region Project. By Sidra Azmat Butt, Shweta Suran, Robert Krimmer, Michael Smærup, Dirk Draheim. TechRxiv, 28.05.2022: 40.

A 2022 List of Websites Dedicated to Seniors. Jeff Hoyt, Editor in Chief. SeniorLiving.org, May 24, 2022.

The Silver Economy: A look at the economic potential of aging in a digital accessible world. Ludmila Cane. Rootstrap, May 20, 2022.

Digital Technologies Can Help Older Persons Maintain Healthy, Productive Lives. Roxana Widmer-Iliescu, Senior Coordinator (Digital Inclusion), ITU-D, Focal Point for ICT Accessibility, Older Persons, and Indigenous People, International Telecommunication Union. UN Chronicle, 17 May 2022.

A Seniors Guide to Using the Internet. Amie Clark, Co-Founder and Senior Editor. TheSeniorsList, Clackamas, Oregon, USA, May 17, 2022.

When Trust Takes Away from Effective Collaboration. By Per Hugander. Harvard Business Review, Collaboration And Teams, May 09, 2022.

The Impacts of Digital Technologies on Successful Aging in Non-Work and Work Domains: An Organizing Taxonomy. Nan Sheng, Yanran Fang, Yiduo Shao, Valeria Alterman, Mo Wang. Oxford Academic, Work, Aging and Retirement, Volume 8, Issue 2, 4 May 2022.

Are collaborative challenges barriers to working together? – a multi-level multi-case network analysis. Huishan Yang, PhD candidate, Virginia Tech & Robin H. LeMaire, Associate Professor,  Department of Public Administration, Louisiana State University. Taylor Francis Online, 04 May 2022.

Bridging Connectivity Issues in Digital Access and Literacy: Reflections on Empowering Vulnerable Older Adults in Singapore. Haikel A Lim et al. Department of Psychiatry, National Healthcare Group, Singapore, Singapore. JMIR Aging (Vol 5, No 2 (2022): Apr-Jun), 3.5.2022.

A Proclamation on Older Americans Month, 2022. Presidential Actions. Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America. The White House, April 29, 2022.

Next Age – Europe’s first accelerator targeting the Silver Economy. Julia Gifford. Techeu, London, England, 29 April 2022.

Helping older people make the most of the internet. AgeUK, 28 Apr 2022.

New Government plan helps support older workers. Minister for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni and Minister for Seniors Dr Ayesha Verrall. New Zealand Government, 27 April 2022.

Network Topology: 6 Network Topologies Explained & Compared. Advantages and disadvantages. Tim Keary, Network Administration Expert. Comparitech, April 27, 2022.

The Introduction of the Special Issue: Asian Perspectives on Active Aging: Meaning, Purpose and Hope. Editorial. Kalyani K. Mehta, Singapore University of Social Sciences and Leng Leng Thang, National University of Singapore. MDPI, Social Sciences, 26 April 2022.

Finnish Association for the Welfare of Older People creates a nationwide helpdesk to promote the digital skills and digital inclusion of seniors. DNA, telecommunications company, Finland, 20.4.2022.

The Role of Service Design in Increasing Regional Innovation in the Silver Economy. Regina Erlenheim & Ingrid Pappel. Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia. Springer, Conference paper, International Conference on Electronic Governance and Open Society: Challenges in Eurasia, 14 April 2022.

Most older adults want to ‘age in place’ but many haven’t taken steps to help them do so. By: Kara Gavin. National Poll on Healthy Aging, Michigan News, University of Michigan, 13 April 2022.

The ageing population, another shock to the global system. TrendsFormative, 11/04/2022.

Interlinking Silver Economy Websites and Portals. Global Network of Associations & Networks: Retirees Developing Silver Economy, April 8, 2022.

Central European Seniors 55+ eServices Guide. For the adult children 55+ taking care of parents 75+.

Reviewing the Benefits of Aging Populations: Care Activities Provided by the Older People as a Commons. Dr. Iñigo Calvo-Sotomayor, Department of Management and Dr. Ekhi Atutxa, Department of Finance and Economics, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. 07 April 2022.

The Contribution from a Network of the Associations to the Development of a Silver Economy. Dr. Luigi Campanella, Professor Emeritus, Sapienza University of Rome & General Secretary, European Association of Professors Emeriti. Zoom Meeting, Professors Emeriti Network, 06.04.2022.

Silver Hues: Building Age-Ready Cities. Maitreyi Bordia Das, Yuko Arai, Terri B. Chapman, Vibhu Jain. World Bank, Washington DC, April 5, 2022; 87.

Seniors Strategy 2022–2032. City of Richmond, Seniors Planning and Strategy Development, British Columbia, Canada, 05 April 2022: 13.

Interactions Between EIP on AHA Reference Sites and Action Groups to Foster Digital Innovation of Health and Care in European Regions. Authors Illario M, De Luca V, Onorato G, Tramontano G, Carriazo AM, Roller-Wirnsberger RE, Apostolo J, Eklund P, Goswami N, Iaccarino G, Triassi M, Farrell J, Bousquet J. Clinical Interventions in Aging, Volume 2022:17. Dovepress, 2 April 2022: 343—358.

Minister Khera and Minister Duclos announce the appointment of a new member to the National Seniors Council. Government of Canada, April 1, 2022.

McKinsey launches new health initiative aiming to add “years to life and life to years”. Interview with Tom Latkovic, Martin Dewhurst, Erica Coe. McKinsey Insights, April 1, 2022.

Local Government’s role in promoting active ageing and wellbeing amongst residents: Keynote address. Hon Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner. The Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney, 31 March 2022.

Adding years to life and life to years. At least six years of higher-quality life for everyone is within reach. March 29 2022.

Governance of Interorganizational Project Networks. Müller, R., Alonderienė, R., Chmieliauskas, A., Drouin, N., Ke, Y., Minelgaite, I., Mongeon, M., Šimkonis, S., Unterhitzenberger, C., Vaagaasar, A. L., Wang, L., Zhu, F., & Pilkiene, M. Governance of Interorganizational Project Networks. PMI – Project Management Institute, Inc. Sponsored Research, 23 March 2022.

Age Friendly Ithaca and Tompkins County Action Plan 2022. Tompkins County Age Friendly Center for Excellence, USA, March 23, 2022: 29.

Demographic developments: current reality and future opportunities. By Juan Fernández Palacios. International Centre on Aging. March 17, 2022.

Queensland seniors set to connect in 2022. Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, The Honourable Craig Crawford. Queensland Government, Australia, 15 March, 2022.

How research management needs to respond to the international partnership challenge. William Mitchell, Louise Heery and Yolanda Davids. UK Collaborative on Development Research, 9 March 2022.

Researchers at 28 UK universities team up to tackle healthy ageing. UK Aging Network – UKAN, UK Research and Innovation, 9 March 2022.

Silver Economy: Putting seniors at the heart of society. Bordeaux Business, 8 March 2022.

Why ‘user-centric design’ needs to include older users. Chris Ward, Innovation Lead.  UKRI’s Healthy Ageing Challenge, 2 Mar 2022.

Active ageing policies in Italy. Report on the state of the art. Department for Family Policies, Government of Italy & National Institute for the Care of the Elderly (INRCA), IRCCS, February 2022: 95.

On the Challenges of Interdisciplinary Collaboration. By Tracy Dennison, Professor of Social Science History, California Institute of Technology. Broadstreet, February 28, 2022.

Digitization of Aging-in-Place: An International Comparison of the Value-Framing of New Technologies. By Barbara L. Marshall, Nicole K. Dalmer, Stephen Katz, Eugene Loos, Daniel López Gómez and Alexander Peine. MDPI, 25 February 2022.

What Do We Know About Healthy Aging? National Institute on Aging (NIA), February 23, 2022.

Co-designing a Future of Healthy-Ageing & Well-Being at Sunway City. Sunway University, Malaysia, Feb 23, 2022.

Serving beyond retirement. By Wong Zhi Yong, medical student, University Malaya. The Star Online, Education, Malaysia, 20 Feb 2022.

Set up a ministry just for senior citizens, says group. Malaysian Coalition on Ageing. Free Malaysia Today, February 19, 2022.

Collaboration challenge for 2022 – be intentional, transparent, and creative. By Stephanie Spangler, Associate General Counsel, internal functions and client-serving teams on data risk and data management issues. McKinsey & Company, February 16, 2022.

Baltic Sea Region Joint Action Plan for Capitalization of Silver Economy Opportunities. Report. Interreg BSR OSIRIS. By Hanna Takala.  – Riihimäki Business Development Co., Turku, Finland, February 14, 2022: 49.

The Top 10 Reasons Why Networking Is Still Important In 2022. James Miller, Founder Network After Work. LinkedIn, February 11, 2022.

Why collaboration is key to scientific discovery. Dr. Alessandro Curioni, Vice President Europe and Africa & Director, IBM Research Europe. World Economic Forum, 11 Feb 2022.

The Past, Present and Future Direction of Government-Supported Active Aging Initiatives in Japan: A Work in Progress. Dr. Someya, Yoshiko, Health & Medicine Paradigm Shift Consortium (HMPSC), Tokyo and Dr. Cullen T. Hayashida, Department of Sociology, University of Hawaii. MDPI, Social Sciences 11: 65, 9 February 2022: 18.

User-centricity, interoperability and citizens’ data sovereignty: the foundations of cross-border digital public services. Policy Brief. Nathan Carvalho, Grace Milne and David Osimo, The Lisbon Council. European Commission, ACROSS, February 9, 2022: 21.

Ensuring artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for health benefit older people. Dr Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez, Technical Officer. World Health Organization, 9 February 2022.

Contributions of university activities to active aging: grounded theory. Flávia Maria Derhun, Giovana Aparecida de Souza Scolari, Leidyani Karina Rissardo, Maria Aparecida Salci, Montserrat Puig Llobet, Lígia Carreira. National Library of Medicine, 2022 Jan 31.

Remove barriers to university cooperation, urges EUA. Nic Mitchell, University World News, 31 January 2022.

How the Responsibility of Digital Support for Older People is Allocated? The Swedish Welfare System at the Crossroads. Sofia Alexopoulou, doctoral student and Joachim Åström, Professor, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University. Research on Aging and Social Policy, January 30th, 2022.

The role of age and digital competence on the use of online health and social care services: A cross-sectional population-based survey. T Heponiemi, A-M Kaihlanen, A Kouvonen et al. Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki. SAGE Publications, January 28, 2022.

National Report: Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and its Regional Implementation Strategy. Government of Canada,  Employment and Social Development Canada, 2022-01-27: 64.

Libraries for a Fair Digital Environment: trends, plans and engagement opportunities in 2022. International Federation of Libraries Associations and Institutions – IFLA, The Hague (Den Haag), Netherlands, 17 January 2022.

Affluent seniors fuel India’s silver economy. K. Sunil Thomas. The Week Magazine, January 16, 2022.

Developing indicators of age-friendly neighbourhood environments for urban and rural communities across 20 low-, middle-, and high-income countries. Emily J. Rugel, Clara K. Chow, Daniel J. Corsi, Perry Hystad, Sumathy Rangarajan, Salim Yusuf & Scott A. Lear. BMC Public Health, Part of Springer Nature, 13 January 2022.

Reassessing the Role of the Elderly in Korea’s Digital Economy. Yong Kwon, Korea View, OKei, January 13, 2022.

Overcoming Challenges in the Silver Economy by Connecting Services in the Silver Hub: The tool to provide the basis for the Innovative Solutions. Taivo Kangilaski, Sidra Azmat Butt, Ingrid Pappel, Erik Kangilaski. ACM Digital Library, 12 January 2022.

If we’re all so busy, why isn’t anything getting done? Aaron De Smet, Caitlin Hewes, Mengwei Luo, J.R. Maxwell, Patrick Simon. McKinsey Insights, January 10, 2022.

The role of age and digital competence on the use of online health and social care services: A cross-sectional population-based survey. T Heponiemi, A-M Kaihlanen, A Kouvonen, L Leemann, S Taipale and K Gluschkoff, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki. SAGE, Digital Publications, 3 January 2022: 10.

Ageing in a digital world – from vulnerable to valuable. Ana María Carrillo, COO and founder, HearColors; Roxana Widmer-Iliescu, Senior Coordinator (Digital Inclusion) and ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) Focal Point for ICT Accessibility and Older Persons; Sylvia Poll, Head, ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau’s (BDT) Digital Society Division. International Telecommunication Union, Development Sector, Geneva, Switzerland, 2021: 52.

National Report: Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and its Regional Implementation Strategy. Government of Canada, December 2021: 64.

The longevity economy. Dr. Andrew J Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School, United Kingdom. Lancet Healthy Longev, Vol 2, December 2021.

Silver economy. Lorenzo Biasio, Senior Equity Analyst, Healthcare. Credit Suisse, 2021.

Minister of Seniors Mandate Letter. Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada, December 16, 2021.

AARP’s Searching the World for Better Ways to Age. New collaborative supports long-life innovations. By Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP, January 11, 2022. The Aging Readiness & Competitiveness Report – Third Edition. Driving Innovation in Healthcare and Wellness, October 2021: 73.

Silver Economy Market: a real highway. Bordeaux Business, 2021.

Small enterprises and the silver economy. Aisling Conway Lenihan & Helen McGuirk, Management and Enterprise, Munster Technological University, Cork, Ireland. Small Enterprise Research, Informa UK Limited, Taylor & Francis Group, 07 Mar 2022: 6.

An appeal for the establishment of ministries for seniors in all countries of the European Union. By DE SANTO, Natale Gaspare, GRIČAR, Jože, EHRICH, Jochen.  The Bulletin of the European association of professors emeriti. 2022, vol. 3, iss. 1, p. 10-12.

Senior Talent Map 2021, A GPS for the Silver Economy. Ángel Martos. Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid, February, 2022.

Serving beyond retirement. By Wong Zhi Yong, medical student, University Malaya. The Star Online, Education, Malaysia, 20 Feb 2022.

Remove barriers to university cooperation, urges EUA. Nic Mitchell, University World News, 31 January 2022.

The longevity economy. Dr. Andrew J Scott, Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Consulting Scholar, Stanford University’s Center on Longevity. Science Direct, The Lancet Healthy Longevity. Volume 2, Issue 12, December 2021: pp e828-e835.

The Silver Economy in European Cities. Carolina Foglia, Maria Laura Parisi, Nicola Pontarollo, University of Brescia, Italy. December 2021.

Is Government Doing Enough to Enable an Inclusive Aging Digital Society? Niels van der Linden, Vice President, Public Sector, EU. Capgemini, 15 Dec 2021.

The Influence of Interorganizational Collaboration on Logic Conciliation and Tensions Within Hybrid Organizations: Insights from Social Enterprise–Corporate Collaborations. Claudia Savarese, Benjamin Huybrechts, Marek Hudon. Journal of Business Ethics 173(3). ResearchGate, November 2021.

Team collaboration in 2022: Why it’s important and 4 ways to improve it. Reilly Nolan. Webex Blog, Nov 17, 2021.

Finding the ‘silver economy’: Singapore firms build new products, services for greying population. Tang See Kit, CAN, English language Asian news network, Mediacorp, Singapore, 01 Nov 2021.

Report for Italy for the Fourth Review and Appraisal Cycle of the Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and its Regional Implementation Strategy (MIPAA/RIS) 2018-2022. Maria Luisa Aversa, Pietro Checcucci, Luisa D’Agostino, Roberta Fefè, Valeria Iadevaia, Alessia Romito. Istituto nazionale per l’analisi delle politiche pubbliche, Roma, Italia (INAPP), October 2021: 76.

A Knowledge Map for ICT Integration in the Silver Economy. Sidra A. Butta, Emna A. Elhadjamorb, Ingrid Pappela, Enn Õunapuua, Dirk Draheima. Procedia Computer Science 181 (2021) 693–701.

How Japan keeps its elderly employed and active. Julian Ryall, Tokyo. Deutsche Welle (DW), 15.10.2021.

Age friendly Wales: our strategy for an ageing society. What we will do to use the potential of today’s older people and support our ageing society. Welsh Government, 7 October 2021: 60.

The Silver Economy: When Seniors Ensure Growth. By Thomas Chavet, Investment Specialist. CPR AM, Paris, France, 07 October 2021.

Addressing an Aging Population through Digital Transformation in the Western Hemisphere. By Daniel F. Runde, Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies, McLean, Virginia, United States, September 27, 2021.

The silver economy in Poland. SHARE 50+ Survey in Europe. Magdalena Święcicka. The Magazine of SGH Warsaw School of Economics, 13.09.2021.

Networking. By Julia Kagan. Investopedia. September 10, 2021.

Toward temporally complex collaboration in an interorganizational research network. Sirkka L Jarvenpaa, University of Texas at Austin and Liisa Välikangas, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki. SAGE Journals, Strategic Organization, September 6, 2021.

Silver economy & technology. Andrea Ruggiero, Tullio Fatigati, Department of Economics, Management and Institutions, University of Naples Federico II. Tendenze Nuove, Numero 2 – 2021; 1-6.

Emerging sectors: Hope or hype? Silver economy: Is the business of ageing a sunrise industry? Enterprise Singapore, 16 Jul 2021.

Emerging sectors: Hope or hype? Silver economy: Is the business of ageing a sunrise industry? Enterprise Singapore, 16 Jul 2021.

Master Plan For Aging. Progress Report. State of California: California Health and Human Services Agency & Together we EngAge & California Department on Aging. 15 July 2021: 13.

Designing A Digital Collaborative Platform for the Silver Economy: Inception and Conceptualization. Sidra Azmat Butt et al,  ResearchGate, Jul 2021.

Great Advantages of a Business Network in 2022. CONNECTS, July 28, 2021.

The Silver Economy as a Constructive Response in Public Policy on Aging. Dr. Andrzej Klimczuk, Assistant Professor. ResearchGate, 4 Jul 2021.

Strategic Approach to Aging Population: Experiences and Challenges. Dr. Ivana Barković Bojanić & Dr. Aleksandar Erceg (eds.). J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek. PhilPapers, 2021.

Optimizing tech for older adults. Psychologists are helping to study, design, and adapt all kinds of technologies to make them intuitively understandable for older adults. By Tori DeAngelis. American Psychological Association, July 1, 2021.

Measuring the Silver Economy: Impact and Metrics. An interdisciplinary approach to ageing societies. Dr. David Roch Dupré, Assistant Collaborator, Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences, Comillas Pontifical University, Spain. 29-06-2021.

Minister of Seniors Appointment. By Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor, Slovenia, Joze.Gricar@UM.siEAPE BULLETIN ISSUE 2021; 2(3): 46-68 PDFEuropean Association of Professors Emeriti, June 2, 2021, pp 51-53.

Silver Tourism Economy in Rural Areas in Poland: A Fad or a Permanent Element? Agnieszka Wartecka-Ważyńska, European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Issue 3, 2021, 25/05/21: 729-748.

When Economic Promises Shape Innovation and Networks: A Structural Analysis of Technological Innovation in the Silver Economy. Quentin Oget. Journal of Innovation Economics & Management 2021/2 (n° 35): 55-80, CAIRNInfo, 14/05/2021.

Silver Economy: An opportunity for economic development in the hands of our Senior Citizens. Top & Hot, Tendercapital Ltd, London, 6 May 2021.

Silver Economy: A Mapping of Actors and Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean. Jiménez, Catalina; Requejo, Julen; Foces, Miguel; Okumura, Masato; Stampini, Marco; Castillo, Ana. Inter-American Development Bank, April 2021.

Minister of Seniors Appointment. Position Paper. April 21, 2021.

The impacts of collaboration between local health care and non-health care organizations and factors shaping how they work: a systematic review of reviews. Hugh Alderwick, Andrew Hutchings, Adam Briggs & Nicholas Mays. BMC Public Health, Springer, 19 April 2021.

EU Green Paper on Ageing: SILVER SMEs’ contribution. Interreg Europe, 23/03/2021.

Why do some inter-organisational collaborations in healthcare work when others do not? A realist review. Justin Avery Aunger, Ross Millar, Joanne Greenhalgh, Russell Mannion, Anne-Marie Rafferty & Hugh McLeod. Springer Nature, 22 March 2021.

Unlocking the potential of silver economy in the Nordic Region. Mats Stjernberg, Hjördís Rut Sigurjónsdóttir and Mari Wøien Meijer and Mats Stjernberg. Nordregion, Stockholm, Sweden, 16 Mar 2021: 76.

Research: We’re Losing Touch with Our Networks. By Marissa King and Balázs Kovács. Harvard Business Review, February 12, 2021.

Commentary: It is high time for a Ministry on Ageing Issues. Such a ministry can bring into sharper focus the concerns, challenges and aspirations of seniors. Dr Helen Ko, Associate Professor, Graduate Gerontology Programmes, Singapore University of Social Sciences & Executive Director, Beyond Age. CNA, 02 Feb 2021.

Fostering solidarity and responsibility between generations. Green Paper on Ageing. European Commission, 27.1.2021: 24.

Changes in active ageing in a Nordic regional context: Results based on the GERDA study in 2005 and 2016. Fredrica Nyqvist, Mikael Nygår, Fredrik Snellman. Faculty of Education and Welfare, Studies, Social Policy Unit, Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Department of Social Work, Umeå University, Sweden. International Journal of Social Walfare, 25 January 2021.

How Finland copes with an ageing population: adjusting structures and equalising the financial capabilities of local governments. Pekka Valkama, Associate Professor, School of Management, University of Vaasa & Lasse Oulasvirta, Professor, Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University. Taylor & Francis Online, 25 Jan 2021.

Commentary: Encourage seniors in digitalisation drive instead of forcing tech adoption on them. As more activities of daily life, such as shopping and learning move online, one vulnerable group cannot be left on their own to figure things out, says this observer. Dr. Calvin M L Chan, Associate Professor & Director, Office of Graduate Studies, Singapore University of Social Sciences. CNA, 13 Jan 2021.

Seniors’ Council to assist mayor of Nitra. The City in Western Slovakia. TheMayor.EU, 4 Jan 2021.

AGINGConnected. Exposing the Hidden Connectivity Crisis for Older Adults. Humana Foundation & Older Adults Technology Services – OATS, 1.1.2021: 23.

Trio Presidency Declaration on Ageing. Germany, Portugal and Slovenia, the Member States holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union during the 18-month period from July 2020 to December 2021, December 2020: 8.

Silver Economy Accelerating Strategies (SEAS) 2 Grow. Strategic Action Plan, Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020, December 2020: 36.

Silver Economy Strategies: A Comparative Study of Japanese and South Korean Governmental Measures. Pauline Gschwendtner. Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies 12(1):62-91, ResearchGate, December 2020.

Building the silver economy: Why do we need to pay attention now? Tara Singh Vachani, Vice Chairperson, Max India and Executive Chairperson, Antara. MoneyControl, December 21, 2020.

Age-Friendly Approaches and Old-Age Exclusion: A Cross-City Analysis. By Tine Buffel, Samuèle Rémillard-Boilard, Kieran Walsh, Bernard Mcdonald, An-Sofie Smetcoren & Liesbeth de Donder. University of Manchester, December 14, 2020.

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