One summer conversation, between 60-somethings, on mapping the journey along the urban way went like this: “We have plans to move now that Bob and I – well we are getting older you know – we think it’s time to look at getting out of the big city while we still can. We’re going rural,
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Innovating Aging in Place. The theme for the 4th annual Design Challenge at the Stanford Center on Longevity; and the nine finalists were announced last week. This contest is but one of several intersections where technology innovations address the needs of well-being for people “across the life span”. I’ve been following this particular event since
Like most themes around the future of living in a longevity society, aging in place has multiple dimensions; but when I talk about it generally over coffee talk, many people at first hearing the phrase, most often react as if it simply means accommodating the home environment by installing chair lifts, walk-in bathtubs and grab
Last week I was researching for a number of presentations, meetings and blog posts, contemplating the big picture of the social transformation we are experiencing, concerning aging demographics in a longevity society, within the context of other global economic and political issues. If we are going to get somewhere by improving social conditions for people
Foreseeing a future that is already here. If you have not as yet entertained your own thinking as to how your life will play out in a longevity society, there are design thinkers out there doing inspiring things that you might want to watch. Under the assumption that you accept a pure concept of career
What do you get when you stir technology, research and innovation with a splash of financial incentive, slices of real-time networking and collaboration, and a shot at recognition – all to the purpose of advancing a healthier, active and resilient aging population? Optimism. Two events that caught my eye recently, exemplify this very cocktail endeavour.