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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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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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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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Looking for Some Levity in Longevity.

“We are living in a storm, where a hundred contradictory elements collide; debris from the past, scraps from the present, seeds of the future – swirling, combining, separating under the imperious wind of destiny.” Adolphe Retté, La Plume, March 1, … Continue reading

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Re-think Ageing Moments-Part 1

For its inaugural year 2016, the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) at Ryerson University in Toronto looks to have set the stage well for its future vision. Closing with a November conference – Re-think Ageing – that as the song … Continue reading

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Aging in Place. More than tooling around with Apps.

Like most themes around the future of living in a longevity society, aging in place has multiple dimensions; but when I talk about it generally over coffee talk, many people at first hearing the phrase, most often react as if … Continue reading

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Canada’s Aging Demographic Speed Limits

How we view the prospect of aging in a longevity society depends on what lens we look through, what part of the world we live in, what socioeconomic experience we have and where we are at a particular age and … Continue reading

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Labour Markets & the Value of Caregiver Stats

Labour Day is not quite beyond sight in the rear view mirror, so it struck my mind this weekend, reading a blog post from Sept.7th in the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal, that caregivers are rarely talked about as a part … Continue reading

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Innovating Aging in Place: Stanford Design Challenge 16/17

Once again, the Stanford Center on Longevity has announced its 4th annual Design Challenge with the succinct title – Innovating Aging in Place. This contest has global reach that promotes the entrepreneurial and creative tech-talent of students from around the … Continue reading

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