Author Archives: Mark Venning

Age-friendly Global Network: Next Decade Looking Forward

Further to last week’s post, Age-Friendly Communities: Status Update, Halton Region, as promised I took a longer read of the recent 2018 WHO report titled The Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities: Looking back over the last decade, looking forward to the next. For a brief historical reminder, the Global Network formed in 2010

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Age-friendly Communities: Status Update, Halton Region.

The WHO Global Age-friendly Cities and Communities Network formed in 2010 as an evolutionary response to the 2007 publication of the WHO Age-friendly Cities Guide, which in itself took some sixteen years to develop from The United Nations Principles for Older Persons Resolution A/RES/46/91 For some time, I have tracked and learned a lot about

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Finding an ARTful Later Life.

This is an original post from February 2017 on the website Planet Longevity which will be reconstituted as part of Change Rangers on Jan.1 2019   Often – if you are open to it – messages from the world of the arts, (arts in any form), that arrive seemingly in a singular way can actually

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Age-Friendly Communities – a Sheridan College Event.

An Age-Friendly Communities conversation presented by the Sheridan College Centre for Elder Research comes to the Oakville Campus on Nov.29th. Perhaps this is long overdue for a revisit for those in the know about this concept; however, despite what the opening line on the invite suggests I suspect that this could be an opportunity for

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