Yearly Archives: 2015

Longevity & Legacy Almanac 2015: The Dome & Spire Marvel.

      “Architecture aims at Eternity.”   Sir Christopher Wren, 91 Marvel is what you do when it comes to entering St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. I’ve been to St. Paul’s several times, but some years ago on one … Continue reading

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Longevity & Legacy Almanac 2015: The Beloved Physician

Dr. Marion Hilliard, 56     “I would never wish anyone a life of prosperity and security. These are bound to betray. I would wish instead for adventure, struggle, and challenge.”   This is one of those stories where the … Continue reading

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Longevity & Legacy Almanac 2015. The Five-Dollar Man

Sir Wilfrid Laurier, 77 “For here [in Canada], I want the marble to remain the marble; the granite to remain the granite; the oak to remain the oak; and out of these elements, I would build a nation great among … Continue reading

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Longevity & Legacy Almanac 2015. The Urban Activist

Repeating my blog series from last December, I close out this year with a brief look at stories of “singular lives”. Stories of well-known and maybe lesser-known names in history, who had better odds on the promise of longevity and … Continue reading

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Aging, Longevity & Our Demographic Destiny

As we bite on our neighbourhood story exchanges about our attitudes towards aging, or how we are dealing with our aging parents, we also chew away on the future of our health care system, pension plans, retirements (or non-retirements) and … Continue reading

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In Praise of Hackathons in a Longevity Market.

What do you get when you stir technology, research and innovation with a splash of financial incentive, slices of real-time networking and collaboration, and a shot at recognition – all to the purpose of advancing a healthier, active and resilient … Continue reading

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Demographic Change: In the Overlay of Global Factors

Given the seriousness of current world events, and the many ongoing pressing issues like climate change, being discussed by world leaders at major summits this November, from Antalya to Paris and other cities, it seems right now somewhat of lesser … Continue reading

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Population Aging: Cost or Investment?

Interesting that when we talk about repairing Canada’s aging infrastructure – roads, bridges, water or sanitation systems and so on, the pitch leads with the word investment. In fact, the recent federal Liberal Party smartly threaded their campaign platform for … Continue reading

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Canadian Collaborations for an Aging World

In these times we live in, every economic and social development model is rooted in the word innovation; and collaboration is the soil of success. Collaborations are everything; open source, crowd funded, co-financed, grounded locally or connected globally. This is … Continue reading

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A Watershed Year for Age Talk – 3

Given the number of conferences on aging and longevity around the world in 2015, I pick up from my June blog comments that we are at a watershed year on “age-talk”. Maybe because my head is in this dialogue space, … Continue reading

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