• Pioneering a New Vision

    Dr. Markus Leser writes about an emerging care model in Switzerland, where residential care and community-based providers are forging alliances to better serve an increasingly independent ageing population. Much like Australia, Switzerland has an ageing population, which will see the number of people requiring aged care increase 45 per cent by 2030. Improvements in medical care have […]

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  • Opinion: Senior friendly communities not just in fairy tales. | Vancouver Sun

    Lake Constance is in the heart of Europe bordered by Switzerland and the Alps to the south, Germany to the north and Austria to the east. The region is lined with lakeside retreats, beer-stein-size ferries taking mini-cars and visitors across the lake, fairy book castles, quaint villages with cobblestone pedestrian streets, vineyards and apple orchards. […]

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  • Award winning aged care leadership program launched in SA

    A UK initiative promoting quality of life and delivering positive change in care homes for older people has been so well received in South Australia that there are plans to offer the program again next year. Source: Award winning aged care leadership program launched in SA

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  • When the Past is Present:  Trauma-Informed Care for Holocaust Survivors

    By Stuart Kaplan On Tuesday, December 6th through Thursday, December 8th of 2016, Selfhelp Community Services Holocaust Survivor Program convened an international conference in honor of its 80th anniversary.  “When the Past is Present: Trauma-Informed Care for Holocaust Survivors”, was attended by over 300 social workers, and other professionals who work with survivors, from throughout the […]

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  • UN Hosts 7th Working Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

    The Global Ageing Network was well-represented at the Seventh Working Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing at the United Nations in December. Board Chair Marcus Riley joined the Network’s UN liaisons, Bill Smith and Katie Weiss, along with Executive Director Katie Smith Sloan for the meetings. The Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) was established by […]

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  • The Global Aging Network Sponsors the Fifth GSA Global Aging Forum: An International Lens on Aging

    By Taryn Patterson The 2016 Global Aging Forum: An International Lens on Aging convened in New Orleans as part of the Gerontological Society of America’s annual meeting in November 2016. The Global Aging Network co-sponsored the forum, which was focused on gerontological research and education efforts outside the U.S., with the objectives of highlighting similarities […]

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  • We Are the Global Ageing Network!

    In September 2016, the IAHSA Board of Directors unanimously voted to change our name to the Global Ageing Network! Our new name reflects the changing nature of our network and our growth around the world. Our focus on the quality of life of people as they age expands beyond homes and services. It embraces technology, […]

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  • The Global Ageing Network: A Reflection by Stuart Kaplan

    By Stuart C. Kaplan IAHSA has recently changed its name to the Global Ageing Network. These three words succinctly and impactfully represent IAHSA’s Mission & Vision— Global – international reach in 60 countries Ageing—indeed, the population whom we serve And Network—I’d like to spend a bit of time on… Throughout history, social change has been […]

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  • Household Design: A Look at the Evidence Base

    By Bob Lagoyda An international case study on the household design was featured at the recent U.S. LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The session was given by Howard Johnson, President & CEO, Baptist Housing Ministries Society, located in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, along with two architects: Leslie Moldow, Managing Principal at Perkins Eastman, housed […]

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  • Choose Montreux! Jack York and the Global Ageing Conference Experience

    At the recent LeadingAge Conference in Indianapolis, Jack York of It’s Never 2 Late shared his IAHSA conference experience and how making the choice to attend IAHSA’s Global Ageing Conference in 2015 has profoundly changed his life–on a professional and personal level. He urges all to choose Montreux in 2017. Check it out!

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