• HelpAge International Releases Global AgeWatch Index 2015

    HelpAge International released its Global AgeWatch Index 2015 at the United Nations today.  The index draws on a number of data points to rank the best and worst countries in which to grow old. Switzerland ranked at the top this year, followed closely by Sweden, Germany and Canada. United States ranked 9th. At the bottom of […]

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  • Japan Addresses Its Ageing Population

    Japan’s population is the oldest on earth, with 25% of its population over 65. Over the next decade, the population of over 75 years old in greater Tokyo will grow by 1.75 million. What does nation do when 25% of its population is age 65 and over? Japan has two approaches. First, it becomes a […]

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  • Options for Seniors in Ontario Canada

    Senior Housing options in Canada are as complex as they are in most developed countries—there are a range of labels, funding and services, according to Vanessa O. Rorai, MSW student at Wayne State University and an intern at the Thome Rivertown Neighborhood in Detroit, MI. Vanessa recently conducted a review of senior housing options in Ontario. […]

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  • Aged Care Communities Planned to Serve Unique Interests

    A Muslim Aged Care Community is planned in Sydney, adjacent to the Gallipoli mosque. The architects have blended the mosque and the care community. The community plans seek to address religious requirements, such as beds facing the Qibla, prayer rooms, residential clusters to allow for segregation and Islamic themed decor. The Mosque attracts worshippers from […]

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  • Global Ageing Hero to Speak at Perth

    Dr. Alexandre Kalache, an early champion of health promotion who coined the term “active aging” and introduced the idea of age-friendly communities in 2007 will be a features speaker at the IAHSA/ACSA Conference in Perth Australia 31 August – 4 September 2015. Dr. Kalache looks to the future optimistically, noting that those who are coming of age […]

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  • Age Friendly Ireland Goes to Perth

    Hugh O’Connor, head of the expansive and successful age friendly cities and counties initiative in Ireland, will be delivering a plenary address at the IAHSA/ACSAjoint conference in Perth, Australia August 31 – September 1. Ireland was the first EU country to commit to a nationwide age-friendly initiative. The goal: make Ireland a truly great place in which to grow old. […]

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