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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Careers and the “Compassionate Economy”.

Like the drive to attract talent to technology careers in the “information age economy”, there is now the drive to attract talent to health care careers in what Theodore Roszazk called the “compassionate economy”. It’s more than a matter of finding work for a retiring Boomer population in volunteer care giving. Future career opportunities for

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Intergenerational Equity–the trust is in all our hands.

Intergenerational Equity. How’s that for modern context? Actually the concept was born over thirty five years ago. Though it largely relates to terms of economics, it also considers social, political and environmental – “preserving the world’s resources in trust for all future generations”. In the generational mix of 2011, (however socially networked we are or

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