Debating the Age of No Retirement took Vivid to a workshop on Inclusive Design and brainstorming products that are work for all ages. Looking towards a world where we have an older population who live healthily for longer, we need to think about how live those years – does retirement have any meaning? We will want and/or need to work – but ageism tends to deny access to jobs as you hit the ’50+’ bracket; we will continue to be very different individuals not one great ‘grey’ cohort; money will be tight so we need to live independently for longer. Break out groups looked at lots of different areas – money, media, housing etc and worked towards products and solutions for the older person – these will then be developed through Inclusive Design to start make real innovation possible. An inspiring day collaborating!
Does retirement have any meaning?