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Stanford Longevity Design Challenge – Give me POTALK.

Awake the Design Challenge indeed! Like the sweet promise of spring, so comes the promise of happiness in longevity as encouraged by the fresh breezes of design creativity. This has carried my thinking, starting in January and my YouTube interview with Louisa Jewell – President of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. Then, we spoke in

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In Praise of Hackathons in a Longevity Market.

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.

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Brain Mission: Longevity’s Creative Frontier – 1

What a stunning time of discovery we live in, fifteen percent into the 21st century. Surely, that must have sounded a familiar account of the times when Galileo first gazed through his telescope, with a creative blur in his eyes, seeing “one giant leap for mankind” in 1969. How about the lesser-known Angelo Mosso, the

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De Hogeweyk, an Elder Life Care Model -4

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Final thought about De Hogeweyk, a dementia village outside Amsterdam, is to first go back to one of my major interests in the overall theme of age friendly community design. Full kudos to Dementia Village Architects (DVA); their story is articulated with simplicity and clarity on their website. One phrase seems to say it

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