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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Future Proof Your Career

Let me be a raving fan of “The Shift: the future of work is already here” by Lynda Gratton. http://lyndagrattonfutureofwork.typepad.com/lynda-gratton-future-of-work/2011/06/the-10-ways-to-future-proof-your-career.html First reference to The Shift is in blog post August 22. For some time I’ve been looking for some new thought leadership on the subject of the future of work, moving things along from William

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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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