• #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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  • Teaching and Learning About Home Care in Israel

    By Geralyn Magan Teaching and learning were both on the itinerary when Robyn Stone visited Israel in May. The Global Ageing Network’s Director of Research went to the Middle East at the invitation of JDC-ESHEL, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has been planning and developing services for older Israelis for 35 years. The organization functions under […]

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  • Marcus Riley Addresses United Nations Open-Ended Work Group on Ageing

    On July 5th, Global Ageing Network Board Chair, Marcus Riley, had an opportunity to address the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA) at the United Nations. The audience included dozens of country ministers NGO’s focused on ageing as well as those focused on Human Rights. Riley made a compelling appeal to continue the work towards a […]

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