Author Archives: Mark Venning

Summer Shorts 38: Later Life Learning from Singers Adapting Vocal Range.

Driving home from Niagara recently, listening to Sarah Vaughan sing on the live album from Paris, In the City of Lights released twenty years ago, I was one more time in a state of awe of her vocal range, one moment deep, practically operatic and the next soaring playfully in a scat chase. The concert

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Summer Shorts 36: The Art of Ageing Forum – a quick nod!

Seven summers of summer shorts! Since 2012, I usually write some quick musings, for a few opening weeks of the lazy hazy days of summer and this year I start with a quick nod to AGE WORKS and their major event last week at Niagara College – titled the Art of Ageing Forum. A warm

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Longevity and the Future of Work: A Book Review

The Talent Revolution is the title of a new book by Lisa Taylor and Fern Lebo (with what we always expect in a business book) the sub-title Longevity and the Future of Work. It is that part that I fixed my mind onto in my read, as it is what distinguishes this well constructed book

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Older Adult Support Across the Continuum of Care

As far back as 2010, when I moderated a conference panel of health and home care specialists, my central question for the panelists within the context of supporting older adults in later life was – what is your vision for a hybrid model of health care? The subtext on this was – how we could

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AGE-WELL – Start-up Challenge Update 2019

As I attend the AGE-WELL third webinar today, titled Building an Innovation Hub: A Case Study, it is timely also to mention that last week the finalists were announced for the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Start-up Edition. Like last year’s technology design challenge, this acknowledges and awards companies working on technology-based solutions that can make

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