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

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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Entrepreneurship in Later Life, Finding Place on the Career Spectrum.

Through many enriching years in the career development/transition field, my advisory and seminar work largely focused on helping those at any age who are exploring the entrepreneurship option, and increasingly over the last eight years, working with those in particular, who are on a journey of entrepreneurship in later life. Not a new phenomenon, this

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Technology & Optimal Aging on a Lonely Planet.

Here we are, a global aging population, pivoting on a speedy technology curve – kick starting, crowd funding, backing another hackathon or pitch event to promote technology innovations we hope will enhance or improve our experience with the promise of longevity. Over at least the last five or so years, it has become quite alluring,

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Summer Shorts 30: Parlours of Wonder, Inter-generational Encounters.

Rich in content, I found it hard to let go researching more of the topics under the inter-generational theme of the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology & the Life Course (AAGE) in Oxford, England this June.  My last post featured Together Old & Young – the TOY Project, which is but

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Summer Shorts 29: Age-Inclusive Communities, a TOY Project.

Picking up from last week’s summary on the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology & the Life Course (AAGE) Conference in June, one of the themes woven through the program was that of exploring possibilities for inter-generational connectivity, which in turn leads to stronger age-inclusive communities. With this focus, there was a presentation by three people from

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