Across Canada Oct.16 – 22, a host of events is scheduled to celebrate and inform Small to Medium Business people and to showcase entrepreneurial contributions made to the economy by thousands of Canadians. What shouldn’t go under appreciated, are the modestly growing numbers of “micro-entrepreneurs”, those in later life (55+) who are starting home based,
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We seem to be in a tight cramp right now. An aging population that some say are soon to become a financial burden on younger generations, and a mounting high youth unemployment rate, (by varying degrees in many countries); raising the heat on the political agenda for more job creation and pension reform. From the UK
Scenario in the Americas. While there might be something to be said for a troupe of 60 or 70 something’s living in a “retirement resort” removed from urban centres, sharing common social values and activities; from what I’ve seen that option has a limited shelf life. Communal in this case still has its boundaries around
For a couple of decades, I’ve had recurring conversations about how, through our progression of ages and stages into later life, our concepts for living arrangements might be re-envisioned. This always led straight to explore variations on forms of communal living. But in my mind it never took the form of totally segregated adult communities.
Allow me to be provincial for a blog moment. The 2011 Ontario election race is in full swing. Out of the gate, the Ontario PC party delivered a mail drop postcard – “taking health care in Ontario to the top of its agenda” boosting health spending by $6.1 Billion. Lead PC jockey Tim Hudak is
When facilitating people in the design their later life career plans, one of the challenges is to help people probe the possibilities without necessarily having all the answers. If you are going to live longer, then your career path may have a lot more twists and pulls than your “inner ouija board” can lead you