Inheritance and donation, the European differences

Wealth transfers include both gifts, which are transfers of assets made voluntarily during the donor’s lifetime, and inheritances, which are transfers of assets that occur after a death. Inheritance regulations vary from country to country in Europe. Each country has its own inheritance laws and regulations, which determine to whom assets pass, how they pass …

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Young retirees less involved in volunteering

Jean-Paul, 67 years old, is leaving this morning to meet his colleagues from the association that helps people in difficulty. Like a quarter of retirees his age, he became involved five years ago when he had more time for others, following his retirement. In France, people over 65 have traditionally been active members of various …

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Health data storage: facilitating patient follow-up?

Digital technology is increasingly present in the healthcare process and allows for better patient monitoring. According to the Arcep digital barometer, in 2021, 88% of 60-69 year olds and 71% of over 70 year olds will have access to the Internet and therefore to their health data. However, this raises the issue of storing and …

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Seniors, a traditional audience for movie theaters… to reconquer

The current generations of seniors are generations that have always gone to the movies. Indeed, as children, they often did not have television at home and even when they were older, the number of channels being limited, the cinema was a great opportunity for leisure and outings. With the aging of the population, the cinema …

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Eco-responsible gestures adopted by the different generations in their bathroom

Ecology is a macro-trend and all citizens are called upon to become responsible. However, not everyone adopts the same gestures because of their history, their needs or their habits. We will explore, in particular, how the French over 50s have adopted everyday gestures in their bathroom to be more respectful of the environment. Not everyone …

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Seniors and marketplaces

Senior citizens are becoming increasingly digital but remain demanding when shopping online. We are going to look at the criteria they use to make their choices when buying on marketplaces. With the health crisis, marketplaces have experienced a boom, but what is a marketplace? A marketplace is an e-commerce site that connects buyers and sellers, …

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What are the different types of institutions for the elderly and what are their specific features?

Nowadays, elderly people want to stay at home as long as possible and since the health crisis this trend has increased. In some cases of dependency or cognitive decline, however, it is necessary to go to an institution for frail or dependent elderly people.   In France, there are several categories of establishments, the most common …

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The level of pensions is a political issue in France, but what about women’s pensions?

We often hear in the media the words “retirement pension”, “retirement age”, “inequality between men and women”… but what is it really?  What is a retirement pension?  “A retirement pension is a social annuity benefit for older people” 1. It is composed of:  the direct pension acquired in return for professional activity and therefore contributions …

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