• The Chinese Bamboo Story

    A Reflection by Richard Semanda, IAHSA Board Member There was a Chinese farmer who planted the Bamboo seeds for his family to survive. He watered and provided care day after day for a year and–NOTHING. Two, three, five years and still…NOTHING. The farmer grew tired of keeping his dream alive and seeing no results. In the […]

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  • IAHSA Takes a Stand Against Ageism

    IAHSA is joining the World Health Organization in taking a stand against ageism on the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2016. Ageism flies in the face of all that we believe in–the fundamental worth of older people and their right to dignity, respect and choice. Ageing is not a disease or a burden; […]

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  • NEW RESOURCE! International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries

    The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations – Malta (INIA) has released its 2016 International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries. The Journal focuses on those aspects relating to population ageing in developing countries, including biological, psychological, economic, social, political, medical, historical and spiritual dimensions. It includes five objectives namely:  drawing experts from various disciplines related to […]

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  • Growing Connections: A Personal Journey in Global Ageing

    By Margie van Zyl Chapman, Immediate Past Chair, IAHSA Board of Directors My first attendance at an international conference was an International Federation on Aging (IFA) meeting in Durban way back in 1997. Back then boards in the aged care sector in South Africa were so busy on their treadmills, heads down, keeping their organisations going. It […]

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  • Ageing in Cameroon: An Interview with Francis Njuakom (Video)

    During his visit with LeadingAge and IAHSA staff last month, Francis Njuakom, Chief Executive of Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA Cameroon) sat down with Gene Mitchell, Editor of LeadingAge Magazine to provide us with a first-hand account of the ageing experience in his country and the work his organization has done to promote elder rights and to improve the quality of […]

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  • Community-based Model Fosters Resilience and Stakeholder Engagement

    By Dr. Taryn Patterson, LeadingAge Center for Applied Research The Red Cross Global Disaster Preparedness Center funds IAHSA/CFAR researchers to conduct case study on community-based model that fosters resilience and stakeholder engagement Researchers with the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) and the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR) received a […]

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  • 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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  • 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 providers is to enable people in […]

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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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