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Entries by Delia Lloyd
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Healthy Ageing in an Era of Climate Change

When asked about the biggest challenge facing us globally, Mick Smyer, Founder and CEO of the American non-profit organisation, Growing Greener, didn't miss a beat:  "Ageing in an era...


Debunking the Climate Change Generation Gap

In the enduring generational wars portrayed in the media, perhaps none is quite so glaring as that concerning climate change. Young people, so the story goes, care intensely about the environment. ...


Five Innovations in Healthy Ageing

It's always a pleasure to attend a conference where you not only learn about cool innovations helping society, but also pick up a few tips for yourself. So it was for me, last week, when I atte...


Three Innovations in Intergenerational Housing

A few years back, I wrote a blog about the promise of retirement villages as a potential solution to the housing needs of a rapidly ageing population in the UK. I'm still a big believ...


Five Innovative Trends in Ageing

For the past three years, I've had the privilege of attending The Longevity Forum's annual conference in November. The event brings together leading figures from the academic, investme...


How employers must adapt to longer lives

I absolutely loved The 100 Year Life, a book by two London Business School professors, Lynda Gratton and Andrew J. Scott. It was one of the first books to examine how our ability to live longe...


Using a nanny cam to safeguard my mother's health

A couple of years ago, I attended a talk at The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing on "Speculative Design." A colleague who worked in the area of digital health walked us thr...


The Burgeoning Silver Economy

Sometimes it takes a while for a message to sink in. Consider the following: I'm a visiting fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. I blog about how to live a productive and m...


Five ideas for a fast-changing world

Last Thursday, I had the privilege of attending the second annual meeting of The Longevity Forum, a relatively new player on the UK's ageing scene. As I noted last year when I attended ...


Older workers and the growth of social capital

In the seemingly never-ending conversation about the "future of work," older workers figure prominently. There is growing recognition that enabling older workers to remain economically pr...


How To Live Forever: Book Review

At first blush, I didn't think a book entitled  How to Live Forever was for me.  I was expecting a hard sell on a new killer vitamin that would add years to my life...gene therap...


The Longevity Forum

It's been a long time since I attended a conference where I found myself looking forward to every panel discussion. But that was precisely the feeling I had this past Monday, when I attended th...


Building Public Awareness of the (New) Old Age: A Curriculum

Middle age is having a rebirth. Rather than conceptualizing this phase of life as something to survive, a new vision is taking hold, one that views midlife as a time of renewal and opportunity.&nbs...


Atul Gawande's Being Mortal: An OIPA Book Club

If, like me, you are a veteran of several book clubs, you will know two things: 1. The best books to discuss are the ones that provoke heated disagreement and 2. The best book groups are the ...


21st Century Skills for Older Workers

In an era where people in the West are living longer and healthier lives, older workers  not only can - but often choose - to remain in the workforce longer or return to work post-retirement. ...


It Takes A (Retirement) Village: How To Address The Crisis In Housing for the Elderly

“It takes a Village,” Hillary Rodham Clinton once famously wrote. She was referring to how societies can best support children to become able, resilient adults. But I think the same pri...