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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Summer Shorts 36: The Art of Ageing Forum – a quick nod!

Seven summers of summer shorts! Since 2012, I usually write some quick musings, for a few opening weeks of the lazy hazy days of summer and this year I start with a quick nod to AGE WORKS and their major event last week at Niagara College – titled the Art of Ageing Forum. A warm

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Longevity and the Future of Work: A Book Review

The Talent Revolution is the title of a new book by Lisa Taylor and Fern Lebo (with what we always expect in a business book) the sub-title Longevity and the Future of Work. It is that part that I fixed my mind onto in my read, as it is what distinguishes this well constructed book

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Older Adult Support Across the Continuum of Care

As far back as 2010, when I moderated a conference panel of health and home care specialists, my central question for the panelists within the context of supporting older adults in later life was – what is your vision for a hybrid model of health care? The subtext on this was – how we could

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AGE-WELL – Start-up Challenge Update 2019

As I attend the AGE-WELL third webinar today, titled Building an Innovation Hub: A Case Study, it is timely also to mention that last week the finalists were announced for the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Start-up Edition. Like last year’s technology design challenge, this acknowledges and awards companies working on technology-based solutions that can make

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