Tag Archives: longevity

Age-related Issues. One of “Society’s Wicked Problems”?

Investment in research on aging and longevity has become a significant segment of the overall longevity economy over the last decade. Largely evidenced by looking at the growing list of university or college entities around the world, which are engaged in a high degree of collaborative research – millions of dollars invested, producing several well

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Mind-set Shift, Financing for Longevity

Heading to Halifax, Nova Scotia to present at the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners – 16th Annual Conference, June 10-13, 2018. This will also be an opportunity to hear from a number of professionals, who work specifically in the financial planning industry, to get the buzz on what the general trends are, as well as

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Aging Across the Life Course: Knowledge Exchange 2018

As promised in my annual Aging & Longevity Conference Round Up January 9th, I would keep you up to date with on any new events. So, here is an event that has popped up since then, to take place in Toronto – April 30th & May 1st. Rather than calling it a conference, this is

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Aging & Longevity, From Media Headlines to Strategy – Part 3

A National Seniors Strategy, keeping watch so far… Tucked under the umbrella of the Ministry of Families, Children and Social Development, which appears within the portfolio of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), there lies the National Seniors Council (NSC). Its stated purpose is to “advise the Government of Canada on matters related to the

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Aging & Longevity, from Media Headlines to Strategy – Part 1

Preface, is an aging society really news anymore? How much more reporting do we need, with the same front-end demographic statistical data (bar graphs, pie charts and pyramids abound), to know that global population aging is a big story. However, the macro narrative on aging has many diverse facets across multiple interconnected themes. This is

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30 Years of Gerontechnology: Origins of an Innovation Journey

Contrary to what present-day quick screen-shot commentaries may suggest, great ideas don’t just pop up suddenly, fully packaged as catchy trends with futuristic fancy names. Great ideas emerge from the curiosity of a questioning observer, who identifies a genuine human problem that wants for solving, or serves an unmet need in the market. Sometimes the

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