That experience helps her in her work today as an elder-care mediator — one of the latest of what Harry Moody, director of academic affairs for AARP, calls "silver industries," services developed to respond to the special needs of an aging population.
—Korky Vann, "Mediators resolve disputes over care," Hartford Courant, August 16, 2006
Industries that have focused on younger consumers are retooling themselves to create, produce and market goods and services to that older demographic group.
Those new "silver industries" range from housing and cosmetics to travel and entertainment, said Greg O'Neill, director of the National Academy on an Aging Society.
—Bob Moos, "Gerontologists are in demand as older population grows," The Dallas Morning News, November 18, 2006
—"Consumption by elderly seen topping 100 trilion yen in 2000," Japan Economic Newswire, September 30, 1988
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