Tag Archives: Sheridan Centre for Elder Research

Entrepreneurship in Later Life, Finding Place on the Career Spectrum.

Through many enriching years in the career development/transition field, my advisory and seminar work largely focused on helping those at any age who are exploring the entrepreneurship option, and increasingly over the last eight years, working with those in particular, who are on a journey of entrepreneurship in later life. Not a new phenomenon, this

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Technology & Optimal Aging on a Lonely Planet.

Here we are, a global aging population, pivoting on a speedy technology curve – kick starting, crowd funding, backing another hackathon or pitch event to promote technology innovations we hope will enhance or improve our experience with the promise of longevity. Over at least the last five or so years, it has become quite alluring,

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Entrepreneurship: A Shared Generational Venture

How different are Millennials from Boomers when it comes to the entrepreneurial journey? What are the varying definitions of entrepreneurship and what are the myths and truths? While the news of the last decade suggests that there are distinct generational trends in this venture or adventure, perhaps it is time we looked at the motivations,

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Recoding a Longevity Society: Next Decade Enterprisers.

Working in later life with continuity and flexibility If current trends continue, more people will be working longer in their later life than previous generations. For the sake of establishing a benchmark, for those who are over age 55, this has increasingly been a reality for at least the last ten years. Well before that

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Entrepreneurship: A Shared Generational Venture

Following a thread from my recent guest post on the Aging Matters Blog at Sheridan College – Centre for Elder Research, on April 26, 2017, I will be co-presenting at their Business of Aging Global Network breakfast in Mississauga. Renee Devereaux – Manager, Entrepreneurship & Changemaking at Sheridan College and I, will moderate a group

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Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 16/17 – The Finalists.

Innovating Aging in Place. The theme for the 4th  annual Design Challenge at the Stanford Center on Longevity; and the nine finalists were announced last week. This contest is but one of several intersections where technology innovations address the needs of well-being for people “across the life span”. I’ve been following this particular event since

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