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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Generations and a Decade in Common

How refreshing it was to read Robert Wright’s article in the Ottawa Citizen December 2nd – “Generation Lie: Is it really the baby boomers versus ‘generation screwed?” Breaking down his lengthy discussion deserves more than one posting. For some years many books, articles, and media stories have talked about the “generational divide” in the 21st

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Financing Longevity:Pooled Pension Plans 3

Since blog posts (Oct.25 & Nov.14), the Canadian government’s announcement on the pooled pension plan scheme finally hit the financial news headlines. Immediately critique and analysis began on the proposed Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs). A Toronto Star headline called the government’s new plan “tinkering with pensions”. Some make argument that Canadians would better benefit

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Financing Longevity:Pooled Pension Plans 2

Further to Robert Brown’s Sept. 19th article in http://www.evidencenetwork.ca/ on pooled pension plans, one of the advantages he comments on is what he calls “…pooling the mortality risk, resulting in a more accurate estimation of the groups’ average life expectancy.” (the “group” meaning pooled pension plan participants). There it is a again – “mortality risk”.

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