How has your community, your business or non-profit organization adapted its positioning to meet the needs of a “longevity society”?

New Speaker Presentation - Coming 2019 “Making Sense of a Longevity Economy: for Your Business, Career & Community”

Age Inclusive Communities

The World Health Organization (WHO) in 2007 presented its Age-Friendly Cities Guide, now a global movement - an Age-Friendly World. It is primarily about developing strategies to incorporate the life needs of an older population within the community.

In future, if input beyond current older populations is to be encouraged, a more appropriate term is Age Inclusive. The evolution of community is every generation’s project.

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Global Aging Narratives

Aging demographics have varying influences on social structures and business markets around the world. Opportunity or challenge, we face a future where the potential for society, with increased life expectancy, is greater than at any time in human history.

Longevity in this context becomes an inter-generational matter. We all have a vested interest in shaping changes to social policy related to such matters as pension reform, health care, home care & life-long learning.

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Next Decade Enterprisers

Assuming the promise of greater longevity endures and the prospect of working later in life increases, our relationship to work - what we do & how we engage in it - will become constantly regenerative in process and episodic in nature.

Over the next decade, as market needs shift, traditional employment systems will continue to reconstruct; and whatever age we are, this will require the curious, creative and collaborative mind-set of an Enterpriser.

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Pitching for 2020. AGE-WELL that Ends Well!

  Following the narrative for AGE-WELL, Canada’s technology and aging network since 2015, it is pitching for 2020-2023, the next phase in their mandate to support older adults and caregivers in Canada and achieving social and economic impact. Actually as I view it, AGE-WELL began their wind-up for this big pitch last year with what

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Technology & Aging: ‘tis the Season of the Pitch.

Back to the future at MaRS one more time. On the agenda for the April 1st HealthKick Focus – The Intersection of Innovation & Aging, part of Health Innovation Week 2019,was a snappy technology innovation Pitch Competition sponsored by Toronto based Centre for Aging & Brain Health (CABHI), the highlights of which can be read

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Life on MaRS & The Intersection of Innovation & Aging.

For those of you who ever wondered if there is life on other planets, well you don’t have to wonder or wander that far to find that there really is kind of an innovation on life on Mars…on earth  – in the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto that is. Simply walking about the interior architectural

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MaRS HealthKick: The Intersection of Innovation & Aging

“The age is running mad after innovation; and all the business of the world is to be done in a new way…”   Samuel Johnson 1783 Has innovation ever gone away? Perhaps there are distinct periods of history where it seems to jolt the frontiers of every world of business all at once – where

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Rights Matter. Population Ageing in the 2020’s

Not to rush the future, but 2020 is fast upon us and last week the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) announced its 15th Global Conference on Ageing, entitled “Rights Matter”.       Taking place in Niagara Falls, Canada – November 1-3, here is a brief intro to this theme as described on the IFA

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