• Filling the Care Gap – Foreign-Born Workers in Aged Care

    By Katie Smith Sloan, executive director, Global Ageing Network The workforce is everything in aging services – every country, every community, and every provider. Our workforce is the backbone of the services we provide, the quality we deliver and the satisfaction of our clients and residents. This has been true for decades and will remain […]

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  • Co-Creating Environments: Empowering Elders and Strengthening Communities Through Design

    Emi Kiyota, a Global Ageing Network board member, submitted a short essay in a Hastings Center report focusing on “Co-Creating Environments: Empowering Elders and Strengthening Communities Through Design.” Abstract Working with elders around the world has taught me that those living in grass huts in Africa with children at their feet are often happier than […]

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  • Better is Good — A Reflection

    By Vincenzo Paolino (Guest Post) In times where some politicians try to convince us that each country must only place its own interests first, we as the civil society must work even harder to show that international collaboration helps to solve severe problems that do not stop at borders. Severe and proven problems like climate change (no, […]

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  • 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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  • The Future of Aged Care in Europe

    The newly rebranded European Ageing Network (EAN) held a successful conference in Prague in mid-September. With over 400 leaders in aged care from 30 countries and 3 continents, the delegates were focused on the question of the whether there is a future of long-term care in Europe. The short answer is yes, there is a […]

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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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  • Research Snapshot: A Picture of Foreign-Born Workers in LTSS

    Increased life expectancies and the projected growth of the older population has created a significant demand for long-term services and supports (LTSS) around the globe. Yet, the supply of paid LTSS workers and informal caregivers who can help meet this demand is shrinking dramatically. Research suggests that an expanded migrant/immigrant LTSS labor pool presents one […]

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  • Ibasho at Global Ageing Network’s Aug. “Wisdom Talk”

    The Global Ageing Network welcomed Drs. Emi Kiyota and Taryn Patterson to present on Ibasho at the August “Wisdom Talk” series. Through a photographic presentation, they demonstrated how the Ibasho concept was incorporated in communities in Japan, Philippines, and Nepal. Ibasho means “a place where you can feel like yourself.” At the heart of the […]

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  • Global Ageing Network Presents at the United Nations

    Global Ageing Network played a prominent role in the meetings of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) at the United Nations in late July. In a statement to the member states, board member Marcus Riley said, “It is our responsibility as a global society to be more aware of the risks and challenges […]

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  • A U.S. Peace Corps Response Program Intimate Look

    At the Global Ageing Network’s last “Wisdom Talk,” Pamela Larson, a U.S. Peace Corps Response Program participant, and Dustin Manhart, a recruiter for the U.S. Peace Corps Response Program, discussed the program, which sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high impact assignments in communities around the world. Pamela Larson, a self-proclaimed “proud third-ager,” shares an […]

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