• 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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  • Aged Care Communities Planned to Serve Unique Interests

    A Muslim Aged Care Community is planned in Sydney, adjacent to the Gallipoli mosque. The architects have blended the mosque and the care community. The community plans seek to address religious requirements, such as beds facing the Qibla, prayer rooms, residential clusters to allow for segregation and Islamic themed decor. The Mosque attracts worshippers from […]

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  • Person-Centered + Non-Invasive Technology = Excellence in Dementia Care

    IAHSA’s U.S. Chapter, LeadingAge recently awarded the Excellence in Dementia Care Award to Presbyterian SeniorCare, a nonprofit provider of aging services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that developed a residential Alzheimer’s community aimed at promoting self-care through non-invasive technology. The award recognizes an organization for creating programs or services that are models of excellence and contribute significantly to the quality […]

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  • Person-Centered + Non-Invasive Technology = Excellence in Dementia Care

    IAHSA’s U.S. Chapter, LeadingAge recently awarded the Excellence in Dementia Care Award to Presbyterian SeniorCare, a nonprofit provider of aging services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that developed a residential Alzheimer’s community aimed at promoting self-care through non-invasive technology. The award recognizes an organization for creating programs or services that are models of excellence and contribute significantly to the quality […]

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  • Global Ageing Hero to Speak at Perth

    Dr. Alexandre Kalache, an early champion of health promotion who coined the term “active aging” and introduced the idea of age-friendly communities in 2007 will be a features speaker at the IAHSA/ACSA Conference in Perth Australia 31 August – 4 September 2015. Dr. Kalache looks to the future optimistically, noting that those who are coming of age […]

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