Skip to main content

Posted: 12:00am by & filed under Lifestyle

As the world evolves with new innovative technologies, medicine and lifestyles, so does the average life expectancy. A recent study has shown that changes in our current society could indeed make 60 the new 50.
 
Warren Sanderson, a scholar from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Sergi Scherbov, the program director for the World Population Program, have been doing research on the lifestyles of people today and how that affects life expectancy. This study is pushing for legislators, institutions and organizations to re-evaluate the policies in place that affects retirement age, social security and other limitations due to age.
 
The minimum age of receiving full retirement benefits is at 62 years old, but with new medicines and the population living a healthier lifestyle, the age of retirement is increasing.
 
Sanderson and Scherbov’s new study uses new measures of aging with probability-based projections to scientifically illustrate that one’s actual age is not necessarily the best measure when enforcing policies, but rather aging should be based on the number of years people are likely to live. Sanderson states that older people today are more healthy, active and productive than they were 70 years ago and organizations should enforce new restrictions based on this study.
 
Read more of this study in Forbes' Investing section here
 
Sources:
“Retirement Planner.” Social Security Administration. https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/retirechart.html

 

« Back to Blog Index

Send us your details for a FREE call back and quotation!

In the News

  • Immunity-boosting foods

    Whether you are getting over a cold or healing from a surgery, what you put in your body during the healing process plays a meaningful role in how your body will rebuild and restore its tissue. Surgery increases inflammation and can cause stress to the body. Nutrients that help the body heal include collagen, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Here is a list of foods that aim to help heal the body and benefit different parts.

    Read More »

  • How's your New Year's resolution going so far?

    It's that time of year again when we take control to make a difference in our lives by setting goals for ourselves. Three weeks into 2018, how's your New Year's resolution going? If you don't already have a resolution, here are a few of the common ones that might work for you.

    Read More »

  • Preventing Falls for Those with Diabetes

    Falls are the most common reason that those 45+ visit the emergency room, and diabetes increases that risk. Diabetes can cause falls in several different ways: low vision, balance issues, low blood sugar, and weakness. Luckily, falls can be prevented by strengthening yourself and creating a safer environment around you.

    Read More »

  • Here's to 2018!

    A new year has started and we all make plans and goals for the new year, but sometimes it is hard for people to stick with, or accomplish their goals. Below are 6 tips from the AARP's Life Reimagined Ambassador, Emilio Estefan, on how you can reach those goals and make this year the best it can be.

    Read More »

  • Good Sleep for a Clean Mind

    New, on-going research finds that the way the brain cleans that end of the day waste is through a complex process called the glymphatic system. Experts believe that understanding how the brain rids the body of the waste may also lead to additional findings about brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

    Read More »

Our Products

Acorn Stairlifts Products

Design

Acorn Stairlifts Design

Innovation

Acorn Stairlifts Innovation

Our History

Acorn Stairlifts History