• Celebrate International Day of Older Persons on October 1st! #UNIDOP

    October 1 is International Day of Older Persons (#UNIDOP). This year’s theme is: “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.” The theme is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large. It focuses on the pathways that support […]

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  • Three New Directors To Join Global Ageing Network Board in 2018

    The Global Ageing Network is pleased to announce that Stephen Cornelissen, Laetitia Daufenbach and Judy Martin will be joining our Board of Directors in January 2018. Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen is Group Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Health in Richmond, Australia. He has 25 years experience in the health and aged care industry in Australia and New […]

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  • #GlobalAgeing2017 Bids Farewell to Montreux!

    This year’s Global Ageing Conference in Montreux, Switzerland (18-21 September 2017) connected over a thousand aged care professionals representing more than 20 countries and 6 continents! Conference highlights ranged from an immersive 2-day leadership development program to a robust educational offering with topics ranging from innovative care models and dementia care to strategic leadership and wellness. The conference was also […]

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  • Fighting Frailty One Mouthful and One Repetition at a Time

    By Jo Boylan, Ngaire Hobbins and Tim Henwood (Guest Post) As the population ages, the percentage of older adults diagnosed as pre-frail or frail will continue to increase. For the individual, a diagnosis of frailty indicates a significant physical burden and reduced quality of life, in addition to an increased risk of falls, institutionalization and death. […]

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  • CommonAge Supports the Global Ageing Network’s Outreach to Developing Countries

    By Andrew Larpent (Guest Post) The Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth), is an intergovernmental organisation of 52 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.  The modern Commonwealth dates back to 1949 and the post war period of decolonisation. The Head of the Commonwealth is Queen Elizabeth II, who in […]

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  • Organizational Wellness as Your Key to Success

    By Kim Daly Nobbs & Tama Carey (Guest Post) We’ve all heard the numbers.  Across the globe, our population is graying.  From 2010 to 2050, the global population of people over 65 will triple, from 524 million to 1.5 billion.  Advancements in disease prevention and treatment resulting in a marketed increase in life expectency, combined […]

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  • Branding–Key to your Leadership Legacy

    By D. Wayne Langley, president, Varsity Branding (Guest Post) Effectively leveraging your organization’s reason for existence has never been more challenging. The business of providing services to an aging population has become increasingly complex and is likely to grow in complexity, cost and competitiveness over the coming decades. Positioning your brand in today’s social media-hungry […]

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  • Dan Levitt: Rhinestone Cowboy shines spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease. | The Province

    Global Ageing Network Board Member and gerontologist, Dan Levitt, reflects on the legacy of country music legend, Glenn Campbell.  Campbell will not only be remembered for his musical brilliance, but also for the powerful way he chose to live and share his journey with Alzheimer’s Disease. Glen Campbell will be remembered for how he made music history […]

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  • A View of the Future

    By Katie Smith Sloan The future of aged care and supports revolves around two critical themes: person-centered choice and care, on the one hand, and technology on the other. Person-centered is a 180 degree departure from a paternalistic mind-set centered around the notion that “the professionals know best.” No doubt, the professionals–clinicians, administrators, social workers, etc.–know […]

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  • We’ve got to rethink aging, says gerontologist

    Global Ageing Network Board Member, Dan Levitt, explains why it is imperative that we shift our thinking about old age. Medical and technological advancements create more opportunities for older adults to age in place and to remain actively engaged in their communities. We’ve got to rethink aging. That was the message guest speaker Dan Levitt brought […]

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