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

Change Rangers is a Conference Partner for the International Federation on Ageing Conference - Toronto Aug. 8-10, 2018

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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Age Friendly IS Intergenerational

#ifaTO2018 Reflections Age-Friendly was one of the many threads of dialogue woven through the four central themes at the International Federation on Ageing 14th annual conference in Toronto last month. As a supporter specifically of the age-friendly community aspect (which I prefer to call age inclusive), I could have chosen from any one of the

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Psychosocial well-being and end of life care.

#ifaTO2018 Reflections Our stories of elder care are more regularly being shared or overheard, and if you have not already, there will come a time sooner than later when you will encounter directly the care of an older adult nearing end of life. One could say at the same time, with your own future-self inner

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IFA 2018 Conference. Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing, First Reflections.

#ifaTO2018 After almost a year, promoting this event as a Conference Partner and waiting with anticipation to attend, the International Federation on Ageing 14th annual conference came to a close eleven days ago. As usual with conferences that deliver an abundance of diverse subject matter content – speakers, workshops, symposiums, paper and poster presentations, I

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AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge. 4 Days to Go – my Vote is in!

#AWImpact Only four days left to August 17th, to cast your vote for the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge, a contest to encourage new and unique technology-based solutions that can benefit the lives of older Canadians and their caregivers. There are about 60 entries on the AGE-WELL website with short video pitches to watch. You can

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