Technology is a phenomenon helping define the modern age and is largely considered the domain of younger generations. This view however, is being continually challenged. According to Positive Ageing Advocate, Author and Director of Global Ageing Network, Marcus Riley, the emerging generation of older people are becoming increasingly engaged with technology and influencing its design and application as they recognise its role in successful ageing.
Although they might have found it difficult at first, older people are actively using technology...
From an early age, Riley has always had a passion for older people and an interest in age services. Riley studied business management and has worked in the ageing industry for the past two decades, providing leadership and influence on local, national and global levels. Riley is the immediate past chair and current Director of the Global Ageing Network and a member of the Steering Committee for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP). He is also the Focal Point for the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (an agency of the United Nations) for the Asia-Pacific region. Riley is Chief Executive Officer of BallyCara, a charitable organisation and public benevolent institution which provides accommodation, health, and care services for older people as well as a range of support and advisory functions to service-based industries.
For the first time in history, 2019 will see four generations of Australian’s employed at the same time and according to positive ageing advocate Marcus Riley, we need to make the most of it.
As our demography continues to shift, a key imperative will be to prolong paid workforce participation, and with that, comes significant responsibility for corporate Australia.
Positive Ageing Advocate and Director of Global Ageing Network, Marcus Riley shares his insights on the five things corporate Australia needs to know to adapt for an...