• 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 ) The Intergenerational Management approach is gaining ever greater significance against the background of demographic development. Making the best possible use of the existing workforce potential is key due to the declining labour […]

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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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  • Improving Best Practice at a Global Level – Inside Ageing

    By Marcus Riley, Chair – Global Ageing Network The International Association of Homes & Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) has formally become the Global Ageing Network. The re-brand of this important organisation signals a renewed and enhanced commitment to positively influencing the improvement of best practices in our industry on a global level so that […]

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  • Can Housing-Based Programming Bridge the Generational Divide?

    BY GERALYN MAGAN Preliminary findings from a new LeadingAge/Generations United survey show that housing-based intergenerational programs are bringing tangible benefits to participants of all ages, as well as housing community staff.  Independent living communities in the United States are using a variety of strategies and funding mechanisms to forge strong connections between older residents and […]

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  • India – Seeing is Believing!

    By Jack York, President/Co-Founder, It’s Never 2 Late Sensory overload… has that happened to you lately? If it hasn’t I suggest a visit to India! Earlier this year Katie Smith Sloan, Global Ageing Network executive director, invited me to speak at the International Conference on Services to the Elderly in Hyderabad, India. I immediately jumped […]

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  • Pioneering a New Vision

    Dr. Markus Leser writes about an emerging care model in Switzerland, where residential care and community-based providers are forging alliances to better serve an increasingly independent ageing population. Much like Australia, Switzerland has an ageing population, which will see the number of people requiring aged care increase 45 per cent by 2030. Improvements in medical care have […]

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  • Opinion: Senior friendly communities not just in fairy tales. | Vancouver Sun

    Lake Constance is in the heart of Europe bordered by Switzerland and the Alps to the south, Germany to the north and Austria to the east. The region is lined with lakeside retreats, beer-stein-size ferries taking mini-cars and visitors across the lake, fairy book castles, quaint villages with cobblestone pedestrian streets, vineyards and apple orchards. […]

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  • The Case for Age-Friendly Communities

    By Robert Lagoyda The movement toward age-friendly communities is growing, with the key impetus being population ageing. In the United States alone, the population of 65 and older has grown from 4.1 percent in 1900 to 14.5 percent in 2015. By 2020, it is expected to increase to 16.1 percent, and by 2050, to 20 percent—which amounts […]

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