• Aad Koster Elected President of EAHSA 

    The Executive Board of the European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA) has elected Mr. Aad Koster as its new President. Aad Koster is CEO of ActiZ, the Dutch association for residential and home care organizations and infant and child health clinics. Aad Koster: “My goal with EAHSA is to unite more […]

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  • EU Funds a Research Project to Study How Social Inequalities Influence Healthy Ageing

    EU Funds a Research Project to Study How Social Inequalities Influence Healthy Ageing The EU’s Horizon 2020 programme has awarded the Lifepath project a 6 million euro grant to study the link between socioeconomic status and healthy ageing. The project will be conducted by 15 institutions across Europe, the US, and Australia. The four-year research […]

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  • Explore Research on Dementia, Workforce, Wellness and Housing

    by Taryn Patterson Canadian providers of aging services are taking a page out of the American football playbook by offering direct care workers an opportunity to “huddle” when they need help managing the dementia-related behaviors of residents in long-term care settings. Recent research published in the Canadian Journal on Aging suggests that these “mental health […]

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  • Active Ageing Index Shows Winners and Losers

    Active Ageing Index Shows Winners and Losers The E.U.’s latest Active Ageing Index shows that the affluent Nordic and Western European countries top the ranking with Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and the U.K. at the top. The scores indicate that in these four countries, ageing is a coherent policy area that leaves nobody behind. Greece […]

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  • Abbeyfield Society to Create a New Approach to Dementia Care

    Abbeyfield Society has broken ground on a new building in Winnersh in the U.K. designed with a “residents first” approach. Its plans include a wide range of highly innovative communal facilities, including a cinema, activity rooms for painting and sewing, a restaurant and cafe, sensory rooms and wellbeing areas including spa, a library, and a […]

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  • HelpAge International to Join IAHSA in Perth

    HelpAge Plenary speaker Meredith Wyse has been working with HelpAge International for over ten years and is currently Strategic Development Manager for the East Asia Region based in Thailand. Her focus is on community development and home and community based care in the region. She has developed training programmes for regional governments as they develop […]

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  • Slovenian Youth leader, Author and Entrepreneur to Speak in Perth

    Slovenian youth leader, author and entrepreneur, Ziga Vavpoti, will be a featured speaker at the ACSA/IAHSA Global Ageing Conference in Perth Australia. Ziga is a strong proponent of cooperation and connecting organizations and people. At age 31, Vavpoti is the chair of the largest NGO for youth in Slovenia, the Ypsilon Institute. He writes and […]

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  • Funding Initiatives Seek Innovative Approaches to Addressing Aged Care Needs

    LeadingAge, the U.S chapter of IAHSA, and Comic Relief, a member of NCF in the UK, have established independent but related efforts to identify and support innovation in aged care organizations. Both organizations have grant programs based on an application process whose aim is to expand and share innovation initiated by not-for-profit organizations. Comic Relief has […]

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  • Bangladesh NGO Focuses on Good Quality of Life Through Care and Love

    Care First Foundation (CFF) has recently joined IAHSA and hopes to expand their efforts in addressing the widespread unmet needs of elders in Bangladesh. Those age 60 and over are 7% of the population in Bangladesh and have a life expectancy of 69.  Due to extreme poverty in the country, the elderly tend to suffer from […]

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  • Options for Seniors in Ontario Canada

    Senior Housing options in Canada are as complex as they are in most developed countries—there are a range of labels, funding and services, according to Vanessa O. Rorai, MSW student at Wayne State University and an intern at the Thome Rivertown Neighborhood in Detroit, MI. Vanessa recently conducted a review of senior housing options in Ontario. […]

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