• 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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  • Fighting Frailty One Mouthful and One Repetition at a Time

    By Jo Boylan, Ngaire Hobbins and Tim Henwood (Guest Post) As the population ages, the percentage of older adults diagnosed as pre-frail or frail will continue to increase. For the individual, a diagnosis of frailty indicates a significant physical burden and reduced quality of life, in addition to an increased risk of falls, institutionalization and death. […]

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  • Branding–Key to your Leadership Legacy

    By D. Wayne Langley, president, Varsity Branding (Guest Post) Effectively leveraging your organization’s reason for existence has never been more challenging. The business of providing services to an aging population has become increasingly complex and is likely to grow in complexity, cost and competitiveness over the coming decades. Positioning your brand in today’s social media-hungry […]

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  • Teaching and Learning About Home Care in Israel

    By Geralyn Magan Teaching and learning were both on the itinerary when Robyn Stone visited Israel in May. The Global Ageing Network’s Director of Research went to the Middle East at the invitation of JDC-ESHEL, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has been planning and developing services for older Israelis for 35 years. The organization functions under […]

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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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  • A Novel Video-based Education and Analysis System for Caregivers of Cognitively Impaired Seniors

    By Miwako Honda, M.D., Director of  (Guest Post) In a rapidly ageing society, Behavioral Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) management is one of the key challenges. Moreover, nursing staff caring for elderly patients with BPSD have potential to burn out quickly when adequate training and resources are limited. The high turnover rate of caregivers in […]

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