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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Small Business Week & Senior Entrepreneurship

Once again, it is Small Business Week (Oct.14-20) and across the country since 1979, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has organized this initiative in collaboration with Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade nation-wide. For example where I live, on October 17th, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce annual After Hours & Trade Show

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Celebrating One Longevity Market. Brain Health & Aging.

A Longevity Economy is, (as Joseph Coughlin underscores in his book by that title from last year), largely a “most misunderstood market”. Even prior to Coughlin’s book, five years ago in 2013, the AARP in collaboration with the consulting organization Oxford Economics laid it all out releasing their first Longevity Economy Report (with mainly USA-specific

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

#ifaTO2018 One thing I anticipate when attending a professional event such as the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) 14th conference some six weeks ago, is to take in presentations with an eye and ear open for a study in contrasts. This works either in the same presentation or between several sessions over three days, either

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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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