Category Archives: aging & community design

Later Life in Condos, a New Naked City – Part 1

One of the ongoing narratives in the changing face of cities is condominium development and how making that choice for living, making a home in a condo community has become, (well for some maybe) – almost an only choice reality. The decision to own or rent a condo crosses all generational, cultural and socioeconomic groups,

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Recoding a Longevity Society: Age Inclusive Communities

The evolution of community is every generation’s project. One of the main themes that has emerged strongly for me, through the nearly seven years of this blog has been what I have categorized up to now – aging and community design. Part of that story here has pivoted around the Age-Friendly Cities movement as proposed

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Global Age Friendly Cities, Ten Years On.

Now ten years on – 2017, we celebrate the introduction of the Global Age Friendly Cities initiative as presented by the World Health Organization (WHO). The question is, what has “age friendly” become – and for that matter how have cities changed since 2007, while world events have shifted behind us like fast flipping stage

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Technology and Aging in Place: Insights,Take 2

Ben was worried. It was 1967. As The Graduate, he was worried about his future. Mr. McGuire had the answer, “Just one word…. Are you listening? … Plastics…. There’s a great future in plastics.” Nearly fifty years later, listening to the presentation by Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Director at AGE-WELL about Disrupting the Current Technology &

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Technology and Aging in Place: Insights,Take 1

As you think about the current cohort of older people, maybe your parents, grandparents or friends much older than you are, who are living in their own home with health and/or mobility issues – aging in place as it were, how often do you think about how technology plays a part in making this reality

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Optimal Aging in Place: What Million$ can do.

“If I had a million dollars… I’d buy you a house… If I had a million dollars… I’d buy you furniture for your house… If I had a million dollars… I’d build a tree fort in your yard…” Ed Robertson, Steven Page What would the adapted lyrics be to “If I Had a $1,000,000” by

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