The cruise industry has spent years trying to woo younger travellers on to their ships, struggling to convince them that sailing the seas is not the preserve of old people seeking comfort over adventure.
Jo Thorne is a 71-year-old great-grandmother from Taunton, in southwest England. She has five grandchildren, one great grandchild and sells sex toys for a living. Ms Thorne has worked as a “party planner”
When cosmetics company Nars featured Charlotte Rampling, 68, in its advertising campaign earlier this year, it propelled the older woman to the forefront of fashion. François Nars, the former make-up who
When I’m 64, “we shall scrimp and save” in the words of The Beatles – a song which suggested that hitting the age of 64 meant becoming unlovable and quite probably poor. Today many 64-year-olds – at least
Bill Burns may have officially retired 12 years ago from his foundry job in West Yorkshire but his expertise is considered so crucial that the 78-year old returns every week to Scottish engineering company
Phoenix, Arizona, is at the heart of efforts to address the US’s demographic time-bomb. Three years ago the third-largest US housebuilder, Lennar Corporation, chose Phoenix to launch its new line of multigenerational
Banks are stepping up efforts to cope with increasing numbers of retired customers who have interest-only mortgages they will not be able to repay as the industry seeks to avoid a fresh wave of repossessions.
No industry has borne the brunt of the world’s rapidly ageing population like life insurance. As well as selling protection to family members against the premature death of a wage earner, these companies
Some of Britain’s largest companies are training employees to deal with Alzheimer’s disease among customers and family members in a sign that big businesses are adapting to the demands of an ageing population.
A British start-up backed by some of the world’s largest technology groups is aiming to reinvent the smartphone for elderly users – to address a market that the UN suggests may be one-fifth of the population