Yearly Archives: 2012

Holiday Schnapps 2: Aging Quotes Quota

Year’s end 2012 is fast upon us and rather than dig deep and burden the blogosphere with more than anyone could make time to read anyway, I went trolling for a quick witty quote on aging; maybe one that didn’t … Continue reading

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Holiday Schnapps 1: A Long Bright Future

A long bright future. Let’s hope it is. It’s time to wish Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas or whatever we wish for others. Ironically if we’re thinking of our longevity at another year’s end, time seems very compressed. So here is … Continue reading

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Aging Cities & Intergenerational Power-2

Whenever the subject of aging cities comes up, invariably the term “age friendly” pushes in front. I take that phrase openly to mean – not just for older people. In 2007 the World Health Organization (WHO) published a checklist of … Continue reading

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Aging Cities & Intergenerational Power-1

Are urban environments best for an aging population? So asks Tim Smedley’s Guardian article Nov.19th.  Perhaps in ways that will directly effect our everyday world, urban planning could be one of the single most important focal points for discussion on … Continue reading

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Age Out OR Sell Out? – Part 2

Waves of retirements of small business owners is set to expose our economy to yet another risk. Ownership succession planning is apparently sadly lacking. Since this CIBC World Markets report I’ve read others which highlight the same dilemma, and it … Continue reading

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Age Out OR Sell Out? – Part 1

So do entrepreneurs really retire? Or do they drop dead in the middle of making another business deal? If you’re over 55 and you own a small business, do you “age out or sell out?” CIBC World Markets unveils today, … Continue reading

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Seniors Care: One More Spend on Innovation

Innovation is the single 2012 word that underpins almost every considered view of how we’re going to grow our economy and evolve our social condition in these early, exciting yet frail decades of this new century. How lofty is that … Continue reading

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“Give Age A Chance”

If John Lennon was alive today at age 72, he might be recording another anthem to bring us along together from the Montreal bed-in of 1969. …“Ev’rybody’s talkin’ ‘bout sexism, racism, terrorism, social-mediaism, ageism, This-ism, That-ism, ism-ism… All we are … Continue reading

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Changing in an Aging World

Longevity. Aging. Retirement. The world is flush with conferences – a symposium here and a seminar there. It’s hard to decide where to put your investment to stay current with the research and innovation on the health and social issues … Continue reading

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On “The Town That Never Retired”

Happened upon a BBC show “The Town That Never Retired”, first aired in the UK in July 2012. The story follows lives of several “pensioners” (Brits seem to like that term), over age 70, in the town of Preston, Lancashire … Continue reading

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