• The Promise of Technology – Results of a European Study on Active and Healthy Ageing

    A recent study by the European Commission identified the 25 most promising technologies aimed at improving quality of life, increasing the efficiency of health and long term care delivery and market potential. Projects related to fall prevention and robotics for rehabilitation, basic services and loneliness showed great promise in improving quality of life. Integrated care […]

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  • Cameroon: Elder-Driven, Community-Based Initiatives Like You’ve Never Seen!

    Walter Coffey and David Sprowl, Managing Partners of WD International Consulting, shared with the Global Ageing Network a reflection from a recent visit to Cameroon where they saw elder-driven, community-based initiatives “like you’ve never seen before!” In their reflection, they describe the welcome that they received from the elders in each village and the experiences […]

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  • The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential (Guest Post)

    By Jennie Smith-Peers, Executive Director, National Center for Creative Aging “There is no denying the problems that accompany aging. But what has been universally denied is the potential. The ultimate expression of potential is creativity.” Dr. Gene Cohen, The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential. The world is in the midst of a major demographic shift. […]

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  • The 11th Annual Briefing AARP-UN Series: “Taking a Different Course for a World Free Of Poverty”

    By Shannon Davis AARP International hosted the 11th Annual Briefing Series at the United Nations on Jan. 30, 2018. The series entitled, “Taking a Different Course for a World Free of Poverty,” was held during the 56th session of the UN Commission for Social Development (CSocD56). The briefing focused on poverty eradication among a diverse […]

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  • A Wisdom Talk with Jennie Smith-Peers of the National Center for Creative Ageing

    Jennie Smith-Peers, Executive Director of the National Center for Creative Ageing, joined us yesterday evening for a Wisdom Talk about creativity and ageing. During the session, Jennie broadens our thinking about creativity and shares why ongoing access to arts is essential to improving the health and well-being of people as they age. Watch the Facebook Live discussion […]

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  • A Talk With Dr. Ruth About Sex & Ageing

    Global Ageing Network Board Member, Dan Levitt, interviewed Dr. Ruth on the secret for a long and healthy life. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, commonly known as Dr. Ruth, is known for her frank opinions and advice around sex. At 89 years of age, she has interviewed thousands of people about their sex lives and has published […]

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  • From Rural Cape Town to Beautiful Montreux! A Reflection from #Globalageing2017 (Guest Post)

    Photo: (From Left to Right) Sr. Lucia of St. Antonine’s Home for the Aged, Viv Allanson of Maroba and Sr. Busisiwe Hlomani of St. Antonine’s Home for the Aged Global Ageing Network scholarship recipient, Sr. Busisiwe Lucia Hlomani of St. Antonine’s Home for the Aged in South Africa reflects on her time in Montreux at […]

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  • Building a Socially Connected Age-Friendly City

    Photo: (Left to right) Gregor Rae, Colin Williams and Steve Ordahl By Shannon Davis At the LeadingAge conference in New Orleans, Louisiana this past October, three panelists came together to present a global example of how to build a socially connected age-friendly future. Steve Ordahl, Vice President at Ecumen; Gregor Rae, Founder of ActiveAge; and […]

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  • The Five Senses Matter for Seniors’ Quality of Life (Guest post)

      New Global Ageing Network Board Member Laetitia Daufenbach shares news of a recent study on the five senses and why they matter for enhanced quality of life. Laetitia is the Global Head of Strategy for Sodexo Seniors.  She begins her board membership in January 2018. We experience the world through our senses. Almost everyone […]

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  • Reflections from Montreux | Katie Smith Sloan

    By Katie Smith Sloan The Global Ageing Network concluded its biennial conference last week in Switzerland. The conference was an amazing gathering of leaders from around the world sharing one purpose: to make the world a better place in which to grow old. Imagine the opportunity to learn from, share insights and identify solutions with leaders […]

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