With Poundworld going into administration, and the announced closure of two-fifths of House of Fraser’s shops, it is clearer than ever that the face of our high streets is changing. Older consumers have powerful spending potential but this frequently goes untapped; steps need to be taken to ensure that the market is properly catering to the grey shopper. Continue reading
Earlier this year, the American singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffet announced plans to launch a themed retirement community based on his Margaritaville song and chain of restaurants. 100,000 Americans signed up for more information about the initiative. Jimmy Buffet has subsequently broke the ground on a second scheme. Continue reading
Home Smart Homes?
To mark our 40th anniversary, we have commissioned a far-reaching report into how new smart technologies in the home are set to transform independent living for older people. Continue reading
Check your answers for our Ageing Society Pub Quiz, posted below under ‘How much do you know about ageing?’.
The Ready for Ageing Alliance came together in 2013 following the publication of the House of Lords Committee Report by the Public Service and Demographic Change Committee. Continue reading
On Monday, 18th July we launched ‘The state of the nation’s housing: An ILC-UK Factpack’, supported by FirstPort.
It came as no surprise to me when I saw the findings of the recent ‘State of the Nation’s Housing: An ILC-UK Factpack’ report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC) earlier this month. It’s the latest report to highlight a major issue: baby boomers are stuck in housing that is unsuitable for their needs, a situation that is putting the whole property market at risk of grinding to a standstill. Continue reading
This week’s #fridayfive presents five key facts about downsizing in later life
This blog is one in a series of blogs on the Future of Ageing, published in the lead up to the ILC-UK Future of Ageing conference on the 24th November. To register to attend this conference, click here.
There is a growing recognition of the value of a built environment that is as inclusive of as wide a range of needs across all ages as possible.