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47.5% of Niagara's Population is 50+ - Are You Ready?

Posted Apr 24th, 2018 in Programs, Health, Culture, seniors

47.5% of Niagara's Population is 50+ - Are You Ready?

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According to the 2016 Niagara Census*, slightly over 47.5% of Niagara's population is over the age of 50 - that's 212,920 people. 

We looked at the numbers, Niagara's population is aging - but that's no surprise, we have been told this information for years. 

50+ chart niagara

Did you know in 2016 Niagara had 115 residents over the age of 100?

People are living longer and enjoying life. Is your business prepared for the aging demographic?

Many businesses, organizations and even municipalities are preparing their communities for age-friendly living. And now, AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College is introducing:

BANN: Business of Aging Niagara Network 

BANN is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.  Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College Campus in Welland. The first is tomorrow night, April 25th, 2018.  

"You, your business and your customers are evolving. WELCOME TO THE BUSINESS OF AGEING"

How & where will you and your business fit in the evolution of this bigger market picture? What are the possibilities - business products, human services, education, work and community? How do you better market to segments of older adult populations, upward to age 105?

Guest Speaker:

Mark VenningMark Venning - Change Rangers - Research, Advisor, Speaker and Blogger

Founding Change Rangers in 1996, Mark works with non-profit and business leaders, offering insights and direction on the Business and Social Aspects of Aging Demographics. Here on this website he writes a weekly blog to advance this conversation.

Mark has a vast knowledge of aging, longevity and retirement issues and delivers presentations, advisory & research services on topics such as – marketing to segments of a Boomer + audience, developing an organizational plan to be more relevant with the shift in demographics, and community design.

With a special focus on Entrepreneurship in Later Life, Mark works 1:1 with individuals to assist as they reinvest their talent to design a “portfolio” of entrepreneurial activity to include “free agent” expertise-based project work or starting a consultancy business.

BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a forum for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness.


The vision of AGEWORKS is to make ageism as intolerable as "racism" or "sexism". AGEWORKS is dedicated to raising awareness of ageism as an issue to be addressed in society, in business and in the marketplace to redefine the perspectives about older people to reflect today's reality.

The Business of Ageing

April 25th, 2018

5:30 - 7:30pm

Niagara College

Welland Campus - Rm AH255

100 Niagara College Blvd.

Welland, ON L3C 7L3

TICKETS: $30 Use discount code myNiagara for $10 off

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* 2016 Stats Canada, 2011 Stats Canada

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  • Thanks Debi. I follow Connecting Niagara on Twitter and Facebook as well. It's nice to have a site that promotes local events and organizations. We appreciate the support and promotion of our event.
    ~ Dan M.


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