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

Change Rangers Weekly Blog - Now in 8th Year 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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Aging & Longevity, From Media Headlines to Strategy – Part 2

A National Seniors Strategy, how many more calls? You could say that over the last five years, more Canadians have been speaking up, though it might appear to some to be sporadically, (depending on the churning storylines in the media cycle), about the momentous effects of aging demographics on our social policies and systems. After

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Aging & Longevity, from Media Headlines to Strategy – Part 1

Preface, is an aging society really news anymore? How much more reporting do we need, with the same front-end demographic statistical data (bar graphs, pie charts and pyramids abound), to know that global population aging is a big story. However, the macro narrative on aging has many diverse facets across multiple interconnected themes. This is

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IFA 2018 – Conference Partner Update 2

Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing, From Evidence to Action Change Rangers is a Conference Partner for the International Federation on Ageing conference IFA 2018 – August 8 -10 in Toronto, and there will be a number of pre-conference blog posts over the coming months to update you on IFA session topics of a universal

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Oakville Matters: Active Aging Interview

Taped on Cogeco YourTV on 6th October 2017 At last, the Oakville Matters panel interview show with Mayor Rob Burton is now published on YouTube, where Active Aging was the featured topic. I had the distinct pleasure of being part of this panel with Dr. Kate Dupuis, Schlegel Innovation Leader at the Sheridan Centre for

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30 Years of Gerontechnology: Origins of an Innovation Journey

Contrary to what present-day quick screen-shot commentaries may suggest, great ideas don’t just pop up suddenly, fully packaged as catchy trends with futuristic fancy names. Great ideas emerge from the curiosity of a questioning observer, who identifies a genuine human problem that wants for solving, or serves an unmet need in the market. Sometimes the

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