• Faith and Hope: My Journey with Dementia

    By Tracey Lind “In the middle of the journey of my life, I came to myself, in a dark wood, wherein the direct way was lost.”  These opening words from Dante’s Divine Comedy best describe what happened to me at age of 62. On Election Day 2016, I was diagnosed with Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), an […]

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  • EAHSA and E.D.E. Merge to Create the European Ageing Network (EAN)

    In April 2018, the Global Ageing Network’s European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA) and the European Associate for Directors and Providers of Long-Term Care Services for the Elderly (E.D.E.) merged to create the European Ageing Network (EAN). The 2 European Associations, each with 3 decades of history, have been working together […]

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  • Dan Levitt: If You Live Long Enough, Be Prepared for Age Discrimination

    Dan Levitt, a board member of the Global Ageing Network and the Executive Director of Tabor Village shares his vision of what the aged care sector could look like if we were to embrace transformational reforms that challenge the way we view seniors. I want to share with you my biggest fear. It keeps me […]

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  • A Message of Hope from Dementia Advocate, Brian LeBlanc

    Brian LeBlanc shares his message of hope as a Dementia Advocate. Brian LeBlanc shared the speech at LeadingAge and Integrace’s 2018 Great Minds Gala, a fundraising event which raises awareness and funds to improve Alzheimer’s disease care. The Global Ageing Network was honored to participate in this event. *** A MESSAGE OF HOPE By Brian […]

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  • Triumphant Ageing

    By Julie Karakozoff (Guest Writer) In the words of Bette Davis, “Old age is not for sissies.” As each of us looks in the mirror we might see signs of aging that causes us to reflect on our lives–and perhaps our unfulfilled dreams and plans for ourselves. We can’t stop aging, but we don’t have to […]

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  • Global Partnerships Sparks Community-Driven Initiatives in Cameroon

    Global Partnership Sparks Community-Driven Initiatives in Cameroon Eldercare Cameroon to provide support for community-based wellness and life-enrichment initiatives in central African nation The Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA), an advocate for elderly-friendly communities; WD International Consulting, a staff and organizational development company; and It’s Never 2 Late® (iN2L), a developer of digital engagement […]

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  • The Global Ageing Network Signs onto the SGA’s Position Paper to the UN

    The Global Ageing Network signed on with the Stakeholder Group on Ageing’s position paper to be presented at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development which will convene in July 2018. The HPLF is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central role in the follow-up and […]

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  • Cameroon: Elder-Driven, Community-Based Initiatives Like You’ve Never Seen!

    Walter Coffey and David Sprowl, Managing Partners of WD International Consulting, shared with the Global Ageing Network a reflection from a recent visit to Cameroon where they saw elder-driven, community-based initiatives “like you’ve never seen before!” In their reflection, they describe the welcome that they received from the elders in each village and the experiences […]

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  • The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential (Guest Post)

    By Jennie Smith-Peers, Executive Director, National Center for Creative Aging “There is no denying the problems that accompany aging. But what has been universally denied is the potential. The ultimate expression of potential is creativity.” Dr. Gene Cohen, The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential. The world is in the midst of a major demographic shift. […]

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  • What 7-Eleven Can Teach Us about Aging in Community

    By Robyn Stone, Director of Research, Global Ageing Network A super-sized soft drink may be the first image that comes to mind when Americans think about their local 7-Eleven stores. But for many older adults living in Japanese cities, the convenience store chain represents a valued source of healthy food and friendly visiting that support aging […]

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