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

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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Canada’s Census 2016. Aging at the Speed of Light?

Adapting your life within population pyramids You must have been living on an exoplanet over the last twenty years, not to know that the generational composition of age demographics in Canada was in a steady progression over time and – with wild card events factored in, all things being relatively equal, the so-called bulge of

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Entrepreneurship: A Shared Generational Venture

How different are Millennials from Boomers when it comes to the entrepreneurial journey? What are the varying definitions of entrepreneurship and what are the myths and truths? While the news of the last decade suggests that there are distinct generational trends in this venture or adventure, perhaps it is time we looked at the motivations,

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Recoding a Longevity Society: Next Decade Enterprisers.

Working in later life with continuity and flexibility If current trends continue, more people will be working longer in their later life than previous generations. For the sake of establishing a benchmark, for those who are over age 55, this has increasingly been a reality for at least the last ten years. Well before that

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Recoding a Longevity Society: Age Inclusive Communities

The evolution of community is every generation’s project. One of the main themes that has emerged strongly for me, through the nearly seven years of this blog has been what I have categorized up to now – aging and community design. Part of that story here has pivoted around the Age-Friendly Cities movement as proposed

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Stanford Design Challenge 17/18

“Promoting Lifelong Healthy Habits Through Design” With the champagne fizz still alive after the celebration of this year’s event finals on March 30th, the Stanford Center on Longevity has announced this theme for their 5h annual Design Challenge 2017-18. Based on the web site overview, in this context, healthy habits include financial, physical and social

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