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

New Speaker Presentation - Now on Tour 2019 Making Sense of a Longevity Economy: for Your Business, Career & Community

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 Longevity 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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Reducing the Inequity Gap: Longevity Design Challenge 19/20

Open call begins Sept.9th for the 2019/20 Stanford Longevity Center Design Challenge and this year the theme is “Reducing the Inequity Gap: Designing for Affordability”. Following this event for seven years now, where the convergence of technology-based product solutions and longevity is celebrated in a global design contest at Stanford, one of the leading pitch

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Aging in Times of New Nationalisms

So is the special focus of the upcoming conference run by the Aging and Social Change Research Network taking place in Vienna. Sept. 16-17, 2019. We so easily recognize the general conversation around aging and longevity with its myriad of subset topics such as health and wellness, technology and aging in place, financial planning and

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AGE-WELL – Startup Challenge Winners 2019

Canada’s technology and aging network, AGE-WELL held its second 2019 National Impact Challenge, the Startup Edition earlier this summer, and while I was keeping an eye on the finalists as they made their pitch presentations, summer vacation activities and other aging and longevity topics seemed to have delayed my report on the actual winners. Since

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Financial Planning & the Retirement Earworm. Call for The End.

At last, a headline that helps us progress, moving us to change the later life narrative with respect to the issue of financial planning. “Longevity planning will be a central mission for advisers of the future.” In a brief July 22, 2019 article in Investment News with this headline, Ryan W. Neal cites their recent

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Home Sharing. Coming of Age in a Longevity Society

Home sharing. Of all the abundant housing options for later life living from which older adults can choose, one that fits their own unique desires, this one goes a long way to serve the needs of more than one age cohort. Espousing the positive idea of intergenerational connectivity of sorts, home sharing is a growing

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