AGEmap Workshop (PervasiveHealth 2010)

Research Article

Emeritus club

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        author={Harry Gray and Will Leonard},
        title={Emeritus club},
        proceedings={AGEmap Workshop (PervasiveHealth 2010)},
        keywords={labour market lifestyle professional retirement},
  • Harry Gray
    Will Leonard
    Year: 2010
    Emeritus club
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8818
Harry Gray1,*, Will Leonard2,*
  • 1: GMW International LLP, 21 Boot Street Whittington, Oswestry, SY11 4DG, UK
  • 2: White Loop Limited, London, W1F 7NJ, UK
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The paper provides some background on how the concept of retirement and adult education has evolved in the UK. The focus on professionals is based on an understanding of how professional cultures encourage certain dispositions in retired individuals as well as how labour and educational systems will have to adapt to meet the new realities of the UK's senior professional population. It further elaborates on both how the working patterns of seniors are changing and the rationale behind a vision for the future of how these working patterns and professional education will evolve. Finally, as a tangible illustration, it describes the organisational model of the Emeritus Club, a senior network based on principles derived from an observance of change in professional behaviour and how ICT can be used to develop the economic and social potential of its members.