Tag Archives: longevity society

Ageing in Place: An Envisioning for Us All.

Right now thousands of older adult children of older adult parents are in decision-making mode, discussing the options for the best quality living in later life – move to an assisted living or a so-called retirement residence, or stay and accommodate living in your own home, or downsize to a smaller own home. In the

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Summer Shorts 28: On Anthropology & Aging – Study On!

Some full conference packages beg for a parsing out, worthy of looking at the separate threads that shape the bigger story. And that appears to me at least, to be the case with the recent event in Oxford, England – the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology & the Life Course (AAGE)

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Recoding a Longevity Society: Next Decade Enterprisers.

Working in later life with continuity and flexibility If current trends continue, more people will be working longer in their later life than previous generations. For the sake of establishing a benchmark, for those who are over age 55, this has increasingly been a reality for at least the last ten years. Well before that

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Recoding a Longevity Society: Age Inclusive Communities

The evolution of community is every generation’s project. One of the main themes that has emerged strongly for me, through the nearly seven years of this blog has been what I have categorized up to now – aging and community design. Part of that story here has pivoted around the Age-Friendly Cities movement as proposed

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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 it up again on a snowy March day like today here in Toronto. Last week

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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 lifestyles. Can we travel, should we downsize? Can we afford the lifestyle we desire? Will

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