Yearly Archives: 2017

Global Aging: What is there to debate?

Further to my Aging & Longevity Conference Round Up 2017 promise to update you on any new conferences that pop up through the year (that didn’t make the first of my list in January), here is another event coming up … Continue reading

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Global Age Friendly Cities, Ten Years On.

Now ten years on – 2017, we celebrate the introduction of the Global Age Friendly Cities initiative as presented by the World Health Organization (WHO). The question is, what has “age friendly” become – and for that matter how have … Continue reading

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Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing. IFA Toronto 2018

As mentioned in my first blog post this year, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is holding its 14th Global Conference in Toronto from August 8 -10, 2018. While that seems a long way off, it feels comforting to bring … Continue reading

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Retirement Season Over. Put Away the Ouija Board.

Once again, in Canada at least, not only have we now weathered the lion’s share of winter, but also the sales squalls of Retirement Season, those February ads inundating us with messages about financing our retirement nest eggs, our dream … Continue reading

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A Father of the Ageless Kind.

Ninety-two years ago today, my father was born in Exeter, Devon, England. He came to Canada, in the summer of 1947 after an honorable discharge from his army regiment, the Coldstream Guards that May. Thinking of him today, I dug … Continue reading

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Design Process for Aging in Place, a sneak peek.

Stanford Center on Longevity announced the nine finalists in their 4th annual Design Challenge contest at the end of January under the theme “Innovating Aging in Place”. As usual I researched as best I could and for fun, voted for … Continue reading

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Aging & Longevity & a Phantasmagorical Landscape of Innovation, Part 2

When it comes to technology innovations in a market that addresses the global aging and longevity narrative, one of the first topic areas the mind usually leads to is health care, which in itself is a broad territory; and within … Continue reading

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Aging & Longevity & a Phantasmagorical Landscape of Innovation, Part 1

As a diligent follower of trends in technology developments that are inserting into the global aging narrative, I permit myself to be fascinated, not only because of the potential business opportunities but also because this market area has encouraged creativity … Continue reading

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Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 16/17 – The Finalists.

Innovating Aging in Place. The theme for the 4th  annual Design Challenge at the Stanford Center on Longevity; and the nine finalists were announced last week. This contest is but one of several intersections where technology innovations address the needs … Continue reading

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Moon Walking Away, a Secret of Longevity?

During last week’s momentous news making event in the USA, one story seemed to slip by like another silent turn in the phases of the moon. Unless it’s a full moon or a super moon like the one last November, … Continue reading

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