• Celebrating the Talents & Contributions of Older Adults in Our Communities #UNIDOP

    By Katie Smith Sloan October 1st marks the 27th anniversary celebration of International Day of Older Persons. International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) is an opportunity each year to celebrate the experience, wisdom and contributions of older adults around the world. “Old Age” is a life lived… a stage of life and a journey over […]

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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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  • On a Journey of Aged Care Reform – Reflections from South Australia

    By Sue McKechnie (Guest Post) Sue McKechnie, Executive Manager of Community Services at Resthaven Incorporated in Adelaide, South Australia shares insights about the changing aged care system in South Australia. ‘The Australian aged care system is undergoing substantial legislative reform and major policy change. The aim is to improve consumer engagement and choice, with a ‘consumer-directed’ model […]

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  • Designing the Future: The Evolution of Design for Older People in the UK

    By David Hughes, Chief Executive, Pozzoni Architecture ltd, Altrincham, Cheshire, U.K. & Tracy Paine, Operations Director, Belong, Nantwich, Cheshire, U.K (Guest Post) The Belong Villages have an established reputation for innovation; both in the quality of the design of the villages and the quality of care provided. Evolving over more than a ten-year period, Belong […]

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  • Interfaith Elder Care Group of Lebanon Reaffirms Their Goals of Cooperation and Peace

    By Julie Celeste Pimentel (Guest Post) The second Lebanon Interfaith Elder Care Group conference was held in Mzaar, Lebanon on April 22, 2017. The purpose of the conference was to further the understanding of the challenges and goals of the group, composed of Managers of Senior Care centers throughout Lebanon. Reference to “the war” is frequent […]

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  • Success Through Intergenerational Management

    By Prof. Dr. Wilfried Schlüter, WHZ University of Applied Sciences (Sachsen, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Katharina Oleksiw, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Kärnten, Austria ) Making the best possible use of the existing workforce’s potential is key as we address challenges related to recruitment and retention. Giving due consideration to the specific skills and competencies of the different […]

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  • Nursing Home Makes Room For Student Residents

    The Intergenerational Living Program at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, a nursing home in Portland, Maine began in January 2017. It was modelled after a program in the Netherlands, a community called Humanitas, and built around the same values including that of “being a good neighbor.” The program began 4 months ago with 3 students […]

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  • Ibasho: An Intergenerational Approach to Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

    Above photo: Ibasho storytelling activity in Ofunato, Japan By Taryn Patterson In many societies, an ageing population is often seen as a burden, and older people are treated as liabilities – a vulnerable population in need of care and support – especially in the wake of a disaster. Such a narrow interpretation of ageing, however, overlooks […]

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  • 6 Ways You Can Help An Older Adult With Depression | Junomedical

    World Health Day commemorates the anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is celebrated on the 7th day of April of every year.  This year’s World Health Day theme was centered around a subject that affects people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures from all over the world. Depression: Let’s Talk is a campaign to increase global […]

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