First, NPR reporter Ina Jaffe was interviewed by Scott Simon in At Aging Conference, Aging Is the New Black. The title comes from an Old Is the New Black* T-shirt she saw at the Aging in America Conference.
Second, Fast Company’s 25 Ideas Shaping the Future of Design included 7 mentions of the word “aging.” I take this as a positive sign that the needs of aging individuals will start getting more attention, rather than being relegated to an obscure corner of design.
*Fun Fact: Remember the white-and-gold vs. blue-and-black dress controversy of a couple weeks ago? It turns out that one’s perception of the dress’s colors is age-related: Old People Saw White and Gold… (Fast Company’s staff, which saw fit to provide a summary of 23andMe’s original report, apparently didn’t get the memo about politically-correct ways of referring to older adults.) The original report includes some of the science behind the findings, and is worth checking out. (23andMe found other interesting correlations, as well.)