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

Change Rangers is a Conference Partner for the International Federation on Ageing Conference - Toronto Aug. 8-10, 2018

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 Update

#AWImpact Canada’s own technology and aging network AGE-WELL has steadily grown their reputation as a dynamic research and innovation centre dedicated to improving the lives of older adults. As covered in my blog post in early May 2018, AGE-WELL announced their National Impact Challenge, a contest to encourage new and unique technology-based solutions that can

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Marketing the Longevity Market

Longevity. A society, an economy, a market. Or perhaps several market opportunities within an economy. How does any business, non-profit or other professional group make sense of this, understand the scope, and what makes up the multiple categories in this field? For that matter, how do any of these entities know how to appropriately target,

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IFA 2018 – Conference Partner Update 4

Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing, From Evidence to Action Change Rangers is a Conference Partner for the International Federation on Ageing – IFA 2018 – August 8 -10 in Toronto. Nine weeks to go, waiting eagerly for the publication of the full conference agenda, with its timed daily schedule. Typical of most conferences, once

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Health, Aging & the Caregiving Agenda

Our caregiving roles in a longevity society have increasingly become a central part in people’s lives over recent years; the subject most often discussed within the context of an advancing aging population, in research reports and family conversations. However, we also know that this is not exclusively the case, as people are caregiving for others

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Age-related Issues. One of “Society’s Wicked Problems”?

Investment in research on aging and longevity has become a significant segment of the overall longevity economy over the last decade. Largely evidenced by looking at the growing list of university or college entities around the world, which are engaged in a high degree of collaborative research – millions of dollars invested, producing several well

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