2024. The 14th year of the Change Rangers weekly blog! Change Rangers is an Associate Member of the International Federation on Ageing.

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 Longevity 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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Technology & Aging Horizons

In the expansive world of a Longevity Economy, many business sectors are marketing specific products and services largely identifiable to segments of a diverse older adult population.

Gerontechnology is one of the most significant areas of work where so much product research & development is on fast forward. This is a new horizon where technology is at an intersection with aging and longevity to help older adults stay engaged and live healthier lives.

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Summer Shorts 69: From Glass Sponges to Harps and Harmonicas.

Rapt in a meditation of another world, in another space and time, just over the rim of a raised glass of wine last summer, a question still lingers – how did I make the leap from learning about glass sponges from earth’s Jurassic period to thinking about the origins of the glass harp in the,

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Summer Shorts 68: A Visitation with 18th Century Friends.

Soon in a future post I will write more on the book Thunderclap: A Memoir of Art and Life and Sudden Death; but I must say now that within the first few pages of reading it – when Laura Cumming speaks of her once upon a time daily visitations to the National Gallery to see

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Summer Shorts 67: The Hardy Tree – A Sad Passing & a Renewal.

In my mind’s eye trip to London, one scene lifts out of memory’s mist and there I walk into Old Saint Pancras churchyard, where history is in step along with my own footsteps. More than once this was a place of great visitations for instance those of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, who would visit

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Summer Shorts 66: A Typewriter Artist’s 10th Anniversary!

Once again it’s that time, entering those lazy, hazy days of summer, when I take vacation from usual blog post commentary on ageing and longevity matters to present other subjects of interest, current or historical, and sometimes whimsical icons of longevity. It’s my Summer Shorts series 2024! For a third year now I find myself

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Summer Reads 2024: Booking Up on Ageing & Longevity

Only two books in the stack with other reading for my 7th year of suggested titles for “booking up” in the subject area of ageing and longevity. With countless new books in this subject area arriving each year, I tend to lean towards those which focus on social issues, with an age inclusive global perspective where possible. Of

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