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Analogous Transitions

What might we learn from looking at how we prepare for all life transitions?

What might we learn from looking at how we prepare for all life transitions?

When we retire, as our life changes, many of us are at a vulnerable point physically and mentally. But this isn’t the only time in life when we might feel vulnerable, confused or unsure of a big, upcoming life change. What analogies might we bring to this conversation that can inspire our thinking in new ways? What might we learn from looking at how we prepare for other life transitions (moving out of our childhood home, getting married, having children etc)?

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Ageing is not something that takes place in an instant. Like puberty, its start and end dates are impossible to predict; as is what life will be like on the other side of it. Ageing is a process that takes place over time.

Ageing is not something that takes place in an instant. Like puberty, its start and end dates are impossible to predict; as is what life will be like on the other side of it. Ageing is a process that takes place over time.

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Moving to a new country to study abroad is a huge change. Young people have to create new habits, make new friends and have new routines. Planning for such a change can be...

Moving to a new country to study abroad is a huge change. Young people have to create new habits, make new friends and have new routines. Planning for such a change can be...

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During WW2, the US gov't, in partnership with its citizens, created a singularly-focused home-front to support the war effort - war bonds, peace gardens & the USO.
How can we create a unified engagement for improving the health of our citizens?

During WW2, the US gov't, in partnership with its citizens, created a singularly-focused home-front to support the war effort - war bonds, peace gardens & the USO. How can we create a unified engagement for improving the health of our citizens?

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In the process of extending life expectancy, we have inadvertently created a new stage of life termed "Adulthood II" by Mary Catherine Bateson. This new stage may allow the elderly to help younger generations navigate life's common pitfalls.

In the process of extending life expectancy, we have inadvertently created a new stage of life termed "Adulthood II" by Mary Catherine Bateson. This new stage may allow the elderly to help younger generations navigate life's common pitfalls.

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An interesting article discussing how the 'social infrastructure of a community plays a critical role in how prepared a city is when disaster strikes.' How can we look out for one another if we don't know who we live near and who may be vulnerable?

An interesting article discussing how the 'social infrastructure of a community plays a critical role in how prepared a city is when disaster strikes.' How can we look out for one another if we don't know who we live near and who may be vulnerable?

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As pendulum swings back (we hope) to inquiry-based learning for K-12, how can we apply these principles and approaches to engage the elderly in participating in creating their own futures?

As pendulum swings back (we hope) to inquiry-based learning for K-12, how can we apply these principles and approaches to engage the elderly in participating in creating their own futures?

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http://www.agedcare.org.au/what-we-do/housing-retirement-living/innovative-housing-solutions/apartments-for-life-humanitas-rotterdam - mixed communities, adaptable, lots of diverse services for families, aged people and those in between.

http://www.agedcare.org.au/what-we-do/housing-retirement-living/innovative-housing-solutions/apartments-for-life-humanitas-rotterdam - mixed communities, adaptable, lots of diverse services for families, aged people and those in between.

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During the past 30 years, the prevalence of leisure-time physical activity has increased, while the prevalence of occupational and commuting physical activity has decreased.

During the past 30 years, the prevalence of leisure-time physical activity has increased, while the prevalence of occupational and commuting physical activity has decreased.

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A life transition that I think can be comparable to aging was moving to the US for me. Through the media the exposure to this country I thought I knew what to expect. Just like having older family members or neighbors makes you think you know aging.

A life transition that I think can be comparable to aging was moving to the US for me. Through the media the exposure to this country I thought I knew what to expect. Just like having older family members or neighbors makes you think you know aging.

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Unstuck is a tech-savvy approach to personal growth for anyone who wants to get through problems they're facing right now. Combining personalised digital tools with handy tips, Unstuck makes it easy to curate on-demand advice whenever you need it.

Unstuck is a tech-savvy approach to personal growth for anyone who wants to get through problems they're facing right now. Combining personalised digital tools with handy tips, Unstuck makes it easy to curate on-demand advice whenever you need it.

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