• The Promise of Technology – Results of a European Study on Active and Healthy Ageing

    A recent study by the European Commission identified the 25 most promising technologies aimed at improving quality of life, increasing the efficiency of health and long term care delivery and market potential. Projects related to fall prevention and robotics for rehabilitation, basic services and loneliness showed great promise in improving quality of life. Integrated care […]

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  • Cameroon: Elder-Driven, Community-Based Initiatives Like You’ve Never Seen!

    Walter Coffey and David Sprowl, Managing Partners of WD International Consulting, shared with the Global Ageing Network a reflection from a recent visit to Cameroon where they saw elder-driven, community-based initiatives “like you’ve never seen before!” In their reflection, they describe the welcome that they received from the elders in each village and the experiences […]

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  • The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential (Guest Post)

    By Jennie Smith-Peers, Executive Director, National Center for Creative Aging “There is no denying the problems that accompany aging. But what has been universally denied is the potential. The ultimate expression of potential is creativity.” Dr. Gene Cohen, The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential. The world is in the midst of a major demographic shift. […]

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  • What 7-Eleven Can Teach Us about Aging in Community

    By Robyn Stone, Director of Research, Global Ageing Network A super-sized soft drink may be the first image that comes to mind when Americans think about their local 7-Eleven stores. But for many older adults living in Japanese cities, the convenience store chain represents a valued source of healthy food and friendly visiting that support aging […]

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  • The Global Ageing Network’s EAHSA Chapter’s Launches New Centre

    The European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA), a chapter of the Global Ageing Network representing 3,000 providers in 20 different countries in ageing services, has identified a growing need among its members to exchange best practices. It also sensed that access to applied (academic) research in ageing services is limited for […]

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  • The Global Ageing Network Partners with the Malawi Network of Older Persons

    The Global Ageing Network is excited to partner with the Malawi Network of Older Persons (MANEPO). This partnership unites 2 organizations with a mutual purpose to improve best practices in aged care so that older people everywhere can live healthier, stronger, more independent lives. It will provide an opportunity for members to network together and […]

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  • Interview with Marcus Riley, Former Global Ageing Network Board Chair

    Marcus, you served as the chair of the Global Ageing Network for two years. Can you tell us something about your motivation to be part of the board and your aims when you began your turn? I have long held the passion and belief of value and need for international collaboration on ageing. I see […]

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  • A Wisdom Talk with Jennie Smith-Peers of the National Center for Creative Ageing

    Jennie Smith-Peers, Executive Director of the National Center for Creative Ageing, joined us yesterday evening for a Wisdom Talk about creativity and ageing. During the session, Jennie broadens our thinking about creativity and shares why ongoing access to arts is essential to improving the health and well-being of people as they age. Watch the Facebook Live discussion […]

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  • The Global Ageing Network hosts first “Wisdom Talk” with Dr. Enrique Vega

    By Shannon Davis In January, the Global Ageing Network hosted its first “Wisdom Talk” with Dr. Enrique Vega, Regional Director for Health and Ageing at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). PAHO’s origins precede the World Health Organization (WHO), focusing on health issues in the region. However, as Dr. Vega pointed out, health concerns, for […]

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  • A Talk With Dr. Ruth About Sex & Ageing

    Global Ageing Network Board Member, Dan Levitt, interviewed Dr. Ruth on the secret for a long and healthy life. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, commonly known as Dr. Ruth, is known for her frank opinions and advice around sex. At 89 years of age, she has interviewed thousands of people about their sex lives and has published […]

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