• Forces of Change

    By Katie Smith Sloan, Executive Director, IAHSA Not only are global demographics changing as societies age, but so is the ageing services field. David Brooks, a columnist for the New York Times, suggested that there are 4 big forces of change coursing through modern societies. Global migration, leading to demographic diversity. Economic globalization, creating wider […]

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  • Brexit’s Impact on Global Ageing

    Aged care organizations in the United Kingdom are not immune from the impact of Brexit. A recent report documents the challenges Brexit presents to voluntary organizations in the social sector in the UK. Many organizations in the UK have been dependent on EU financing to support infrastructure, research and development, causing some to be concerned about the future […]

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  • Think Tank

    Rethinking Age Care, Services and Supports Countries in the developed world are–of necessity–engaged in rethinking their approach to aged care, services and supports. Assumptions of the past about utilization and philosophy of care are being replaced by a more distrubuted, consumer-centric mindset. In Switzerland, CURAVIVA has put forth a vision in which the role of […]

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  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Building Awareness in the U.S. Capital

    On June 15, IAHSA and LeadingAge co-hosted a reception on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which encourages communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and […]

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  • WHO Adopts Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted a Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health. This is a significant step forward in establishing a framework for Member States, the WHO Secretariat and partners to contribute to achieving the vision that all people can live long and healthy lives. The Strategy (2016 – 2020) […]

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  • U.S. Census Bureau and WHO Releases New Report: An Aging World 2015

    New Resource! The U.S. Census Bureau and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently released An Aging World 2015. This report covers demographic, health, and economic aspects of global population aging, and is the fifth in the Aging World series – with other reports published in 1987, 1993, 2001, and 2008. A unique and invaluable aspect […]

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  • How You Can Fight Dementia with Your Thumbs

    by Geralyn Magan A new mobile video game called Sea Hero Quest guides players through a maze of arctic rivers, golden shores, and mystic marshes. Along the way, gamers chase magical creatures and collect starfish that they can trade in for equipment improvements. As cool as all this sounds, Sea Hero Quest isn’t all fun […]

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  • Emi Kiyota Announced As 2017 Loeb Fellow

    Congratulations to IAHSA Board Member and Ibasho Founder, Emi Kiyota, who was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.  Emi will be joining the class of 2017 fellows to explore and expand on her current work in creating communities that value elders and providing opportunities for seniors to make meaningful, long-lasting contributions. Emi’s work […]

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  • Dementia: Gender Disparity

    A recent study by the Milken Institute entitled “The Price Women Pay for Dementia” pointed out the “pernicious gender-based health disparity” presented by dementia in the United States.There is an indisputable disproportionate burden on women as both patients and caregivers. A few facts: Women account for two-thirds of the 6.4 million Americans with dementia. Women make […]

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  • Vision and Spirit Are What Drives Ibasho: The Nepal Earthquake One Year Later

    Women in Kathmandu, Nepal work on the slow recovery process. Vision and Spirit Are What Drives Ibasho: The Nepal Earthquake One Year Later By Taryn Patterson Nine thousand people perished and more than 800,000 homes were damaged or destroyed one year ago when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake violently shook the heavily populated Kathmandu Valley and […]

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