The language in the business of aging as it relates to insurance and pension fund providers seems lofty if not lost on us, but we do know, based on the recent gathering storm of news; that not only should we be more literate about financing our individual longevity, we should also be more aware of
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On September 6th, 2103 the Sheridan College Elder Research Centre SERC celebrates its 10th anniversary with an evening presentation and reception at the Oakville campus. The featured guest is Alexandre Kalache, MD, PhD. Dr. Kalache serves multiple roles, including that as President of the International Longevity Centre in Brazil. In 1995 he directed the Global
Envision the promise of longevity is the invitation tag line I created when the focus and scope shifted for Change Rangers in 2010 – partly a way to help reframe language and perspective around the potential of an increased life expectancy. For example, retirement planning becomes “longevity planning”. As I often say, if only financial
Let’s not toss up demographic statistics of an aging population for now. As often as you use the numbers and %’s, the story is true enough; around most of the planet we have declining birth rates and a higher life expectancy, with today’s average notation of about 80 years. No argument, depending on where you’re
How refreshing it was to read Robert Wright’s article in the Ottawa Citizen December 2nd – “Generation Lie: Is it really the baby boomers versus ‘generation screwed?” Breaking down his lengthy discussion deserves more than one posting. For some years many books, articles, and media stories have talked about the “generational divide” in the 21st
Further to Robert Brown’s Sept. 19th article in http://www.evidencenetwork.ca/ on pooled pension plans, one of the advantages he comments on is what he calls “…pooling the mortality risk, resulting in a more accurate estimation of the groups’ average life expectancy.” (the “group” meaning pooled pension plan participants). There it is a again – “mortality risk”.