Tag Archives: aging population

Population Aging: Cost or Investment?

Interesting that when we talk about repairing Canada’s aging infrastructure – roads, bridges, water or sanitation systems and so on, the pitch leads with the word investment. In fact, the recent federal Liberal Party smartly threaded their campaign platform for “Real Change” with that word – investment. Curiously as an aside, I often wonder what

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Longevity: Health Wealth of a Nation -4

Returning to the older aging population where the CIHR’s Institute of Aging is concerned: Is there not a “health wealth” employment investment in a foreseeable tomorrow? Judging by what the demographic numbers suggest there will not only be a growth in care related employment opportunities, but also an augmentation in unpaid caregiving. My preferred reference

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Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 2014-15

The 2nd Design Challenge from the Stanford Center on Longevity has been announced to start on September 23, 2014 with the call for sponsors. The theme for this year is Enabling Personal Mobility Across the Life Span. Obviously this initiative has broader reach than just older adults. Improving mobility at all touch points of life

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On the Upside of Aging – Part 4

You might think, that after walking away from reading The Upside of Aging, an outsider to the field of aging, longevity or gerontology would somehow be overdosed or overwhelmed by the depth of this volume. In some ways you might ask with a sigh, why this obsession? So many aspects of an aging world population

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