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Retirement Industry Evolution. Postscript to Sept.27

In last week’s post Retirement Industry, in the Middle of an Evolution, I referenced a 2003 Statistics Canada Symposium in Ottawa in which I participated as a panelist in a discussion on later life career decisions and the 50 plus … Continue reading

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Retirement Industry, in the Middle of an Evolution

Watch and listen carefully to the discernible shifts in the substance and tone in discussions about economic issues in an aging society. In some cases it sounds like a doomsday soothsayer’s convention for the end of the world, as we … Continue reading

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A 100-Year Life in a Blue Zone.

If you accept the global average life expectancy as tabled by the World Health Organization (WHO), which currently rests at 71.4 (all factors calculated), it’s hard to imagine taking any projections fourteen years out to 2030 up to age 80, … Continue reading

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Longevity & the Andragogy Strain.

Lifelong learning is certainly not a concept new to this millennium. Let me pick up the history at a mid-point in the 1990’s. This concept got an uptick through a period of massive corporate downsizings. It became part of the … Continue reading

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Louisa Jewell Interview – Happiness & Longevity, Part 1

Stanford Center on Longevity in the US is about to announce the finalists in their 3rd annual Design Challenge, with the 2015-16 theme “Using Happiness to Optimize Longevity”. The Design Challenge offers cash prizes and entrepreneurial mentorship in a competition … Continue reading

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The Business of Aging & a Longevity Economy 2016

What is the Business of Aging? It’s one of those phrases that can be heard in more than one way. For example in the un-capitalized version, it could mean that we are all aging, and simply put, there are matters … Continue reading

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Working Longer: Are You Seasonally Adjusted?

Seems fitting this Labour Day week that the subject of aging Boomers exiting the labour force deserves a comment or three. Firstly, it’s important to describe what the definition of the term labour force means. The Statistics Canada version leaves … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a Longevity Society -3

Shaping a response to this longevity revolution (or evolution as I’m preferring to see it) is ours to do together. But not just as a crush of older people, but rather as a generational convergence. What are the expectations of … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a Longevity Society -1

On the cusp of reading the House of Lords Report from the UK, came the presentation by Alexandre Kalache at Sheridan College (as referenced in the Sept.10 blog post) and the question was the same; are we ready for ageing? … Continue reading

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