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

New Speaker Presentation - Coming 2019 “Making Sense of a Longevity Economy: for Your Business, Career & Community”

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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Home Health Care:Longevity & Sounds of the Beating Drummond

Perhaps the recent Don Drummond Ontario Economic Report is well timed with respect to  our health care costs and longevity. Delivery of more cost efficient home care to an aging population is for sure prudent, as most older people prefer to stay in their own homes. Assuming the level of appropriate care can be delivered. 

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Longevity Thinking Replaces Retirement

Perhaps this repetition of mine – longevity thinking replaces retirement thinking – falls on our minds like a wet snow. It quickly dissolves under just enough heat from old frames of reference. February brings out as many commercials for “Retirement saving” plans as those for Valentine cards, candy and roses.                   Living longer may not be

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