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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Oakville Matters: Active Aging Interview

Taped on Cogeco YourTV on 6th October 2017 At last, the Oakville Matters panel interview show with Mayor Rob Burton is now published on YouTube, where Active Aging was the featured topic. I had the distinct pleasure of being part of this panel with Dr. Kate Dupuis, Schlegel Innovation Leader at the Sheridan Centre for

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30 Years of Gerontechnology: Origins of an Innovation Journey

Contrary to what present-day quick screen-shot commentaries may suggest, great ideas don’t just pop up suddenly, fully packaged as catchy trends with futuristic fancy names. Great ideas emerge from the curiosity of a questioning observer, who identifies a genuine human problem that wants for solving, or serves an unmet need in the market. Sometimes the

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Ending Loneliness: No Age Boundaries Here

“Ah, look at all the lonely people… Eleanor Rigby… waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps by the door, who is it for? All the lonely people, where do they all come from? All the lonely people, where do they all belong?” Lennon & McCartney – 1966 A sense of urgency immediately

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Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 17/18 – The Finalists.

“Promoting Lifelong Healthy Habits Through Design” How do you know you are getting enough vitamins to prove your healthy eating habits are working? What amount of physical activity are you getting in your day? How would you like to change your sense of social isolation while bridging connectivity across generations? These are some of the

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Caregiving as a Core Community Investment

In his 2001 book, Longevity Revolution, among the numerous futuristic insights Theodore Roszak shared was in regards to the subject of caregiving. As he framed it under the healthcare spectrum, he talked about economists, believing that by the mid-21st century the USA could be spending 30 percent of GDP on health care and then, to

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