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

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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Financial Planning Season. Tripping Over the Awkward R Word

For how many years now, have we heard ourselves say that the pre-Christmas selling season starts far too early? By the time we get over the final echo of the last holiday ad jingle that seems to leave a ringing in our ears well in to January, that other selling season begins – financial planning

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Aging & Longevity, Conference Round Up 2018.

For the 5th year now, it has become an annual January tradition to lead off with a short list of selected major conferences or symposiums around the world, under the macro theme of Aging and Longevity. As usual, I try to avoid featuring events that are overtly commercial in nature. I look for ones that

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Spotlight on the Arts: Impact on Business, Health and Well-being

…or (as I would also add) how the Arts Economy fits within the broader context of a growing Longevity Economy. If you are a leader in an Arts Organization, a Patron of the Arts, or a business with a focus on delivering services or operating facilities for older adults, you must come to the Sheridan

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Celebrating the Age of Aging & Design

One of the key elements that laced through the aging in place presentations last month at the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) conference in Toronto was the importance of design – home design features, the broader range of age inclusive community design and, not to forget product design. The significance of design is emphasised again

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