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

New Speaker Presentation - Coming 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 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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AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge Finale!

In Vancouver last week the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge came to a finale with the live pitch portion in this Canada-wide competition. #AWImpact was created to encourage new and unique technology-based solutions to benefit the lives of older Canadians and their caregivers. This was a crowning moment at the 4th annual AGE-WELL conference at the

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Small Business Week & Senior Entrepreneurship

Once again, it is Small Business Week (Oct.14-20) and across the country since 1979, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has organized this initiative in collaboration with Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade nation-wide. For example where I live, on October 17th, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce annual After Hours & Trade Show

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