• Korean Ageing Network Hosts Symposium

    On the small island of Jeju, South Korea, aged care practitioners gathered together for a symposium hosted by the Korean Ageing Network, an affiliate of the Global Ageing Network, on 8 September 2019. The symposium included participants from other areas in Korea, including Incheon, Chunehcon, Cheonan, Daegu, Jeju, Islan, Shihon, and Kangnam Seoocho in Seoul. […]

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  • Call for Content Deadline: Only 2 Weeks Away

    The Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) and the Global Ageing Network are hosting the leading international event for professionals and consumers of long-term care and ageing services, This is Long Term Care, in Toronto, Canada, 17-19 September 2019. And we need your help to make the conference unforgettable! The fall conference’s theme is Transforming […]

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  • SAGE Tour in Canada and the USA is open for registration!

    The Global Ageing Network is excited to announce that the SAGE tour in Canada and the USA is now open for registration! The tour will explore seniors living in Canada and the USA and provide an overview of the North American Aged Care System. The tour will take place from 22 Sept.-3 Oct. 2019 and […]

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  • LeadingAge Releases Anti-Ageism Quick Guide

    Global Ageing Network’s U.S. Chapter, LeadingAge, has recently released an Anti-Ageism Quick Guide to help individuals and organizations become more mindful of their language and messaging around ageing and how they can begin to inspire more positive attitudes, behaviors and perceptions of what it means to grow old. The guide offers quick tips and reflective practices […]

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  • Global Ageing Network Issues Statement on LTC & Palliative Care to United Nations’ OEWGA

    The Global Ageing Network recently released a statement providing input on the focus area of long term care and palliative care to the United Nations in preparation for the ninth session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing which is scheduled to take place in July of 2018. The statement reflects the need for a […]

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  • Reimagining Ageing Around the Globe

    By Katie Smith Sloan I recently had the privilege of representing the Global Ageing Network and LeadingAge at a conference in England sponsored by National Care Forum, an association of nonprofit care providers in England and CommonAge, advancing issues of ageing in Commonwealth countries. It was a unique gathering of people from 23 countries on […]

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  • 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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