Tag Archives: Sheridan Centre for Elder Research

Entrepreneurship: A Shared Generational Venture

How different are Millennials from Boomers when it comes to the entrepreneurial journey? What are the varying definitions of entrepreneurship and what are the myths and truths? While the news of the last decade suggests that there are distinct generational trends in this venture or adventure, perhaps it is time we looked at the motivations,

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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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Entrepreneurship: A Shared Generational Venture

Following a thread from my recent guest post on the Aging Matters Blog at Sheridan College – Centre for Elder Research, on April 26, 2017, I will be co-presenting at their Business of Aging Global Network breakfast in Mississauga. Renee Devereaux – Manager, Entrepreneurship & Changemaking at Sheridan College and I, will moderate a group

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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 of well-being for people “across the life span”. I’ve been following this particular event since

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Technology and Aging in Place: Insights,Take 2

Ben was worried. It was 1967. As The Graduate, he was worried about his future. Mr. McGuire had the answer, “Just one word…. Are you listening? … Plastics…. There’s a great future in plastics.” Nearly fifty years later, listening to the presentation by Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Director at AGE-WELL about Disrupting the Current Technology &

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Technology and Aging in Place: Insights,Take 1

As you think about the current cohort of older people, maybe your parents, grandparents or friends much older than you are, who are living in their own home with health and/or mobility issues – aging in place as it were, how often do you think about how technology plays a part in making this reality

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