Why wait seventeen years? The second 2030 scenario in Silver Linings: The Active Third Age and The City is real in 2013. Intergenerational living. Likely research findings in Canada wouldn’t be far off from the UK, when this RIBA report states that 73% of 50-somethings expect to be carers for a family member when they
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Third Age. Basically described as “a period in life of active retirement, following middle age”, this term has occupied Boomer vocabulary for some time, as another way of re-framing our mind set around retirement and old age. Then there’s the whole Tolkien Third Age, Middle-earth time frame to consider. But let’s not get carried away.
In this age of narrative collapse that Douglas Rushkoff presents, our frames of reference change when it relates to living and working longer. Perhaps in decades to come, as in centuries long ago, the narrative lines will become less crisp. When did a 17th century craftsperson start or stop working? Where was their workplace? Was
We are approaching Labour Day weekend in North America and you have to wonder at how the context for the word “labour” has changed since the eight hour day movement nearly 200 hundred years ago. What a formula. Can you imagine what it was like before then? Fast forward to 2013 and here we are
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
Longevity Word Jumbles! Round 2. Spell out the word or phrase as you see it, then ask yourself to twist the meaning or ditch it. This week’s word – “pensioner”. If you’re looking for a place to lodge while touring Brussels, you can stay in a pension which is a boarding house, so you are