• Will a Drone Be Your Mother’s Next Care Assistant?

    by Geralyn Magan Americans may be warming up to the idea of using unmanned aerial vehicles — or drones — to deliver Amazon packages or take pictures of unreachable places like remote mountain ranges or hurricane-decimated landscapes. But what about using indoor drones to help older people get their hands on a bottle of medicine that’s […]

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  • IAHSA Members Partner To Launch Sustainable Goat Rearing Programme for Women Elders in Cameroon

    Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA) and Jack York of It’s Never Too Late partnered to launch the “Jack York Elderly Women’s Sustainable Goat Rearing Project” a sustainable livestock programme to assist elderly women and their families in the north west region of Cameroon.  Jack York met Francis Njuakom Nchii, Executive Director of CDVTA, during the […]

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  • Marcus Riley Elected IAHSA Board Chair

    Marcus Riley, CEO of the Hibernian Society, which owns and operates BallyCara, has assumed the role of Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA), effective 1 January, 2016. Riley has served as an IAHSA board member for 2 years. “In my new position, I […]

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  • IAHSA Board Chair, Margie Van Zyl, Offers a Reflection

    by Margie Van Zyl And so another year is drawing to a close – time to pause, and reflect. In order to embrace the new we must release the old. Just as a trapeze artist cannot swing from one bar to the next without letting go, an important part of our reflection should be to […]

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  • Season’s Greetings from Katie Smith Sloan!

    Dear Colleagues, As we approach the end of the year, I want to offer warm greetings to the Global Ageing Network for a happy holiday season. I am grateful  to each of you for the work you do every day to make the world a better place to grow old. It is a noble and […]

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  • Western Home Communities Receives International Dementia Award for “Design Innovation of the Year”

    Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls, Iowa recently received international recognition for an innovative design collaboration with Orfield Laboraties and AHTS Architects. The group received the “Dementia Design Innovation of the Year Award” which was presented during the International Dementia Conference in Birmingham, U.K. in November. The award recognizes communal or private settings used by people with dementia that demonstrate good […]

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  • Why One American CEO Traveled to Perth

    Some providers of ageing services might think that 10,000 miles is a bit far to travel for a conference. But American provider Barb Rode didn’t think twice about attending the 2015 ASCA/IAHSA Joint International Conference in Perth, Australia, last September. Rode is president and chief executive officer of St. Therese, an ageing services organization based […]

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  • Call for Entries: TechSAge International Design Competition (Deadline 15 Jan. 2016)

    Jan. 15, 2016 is the deadline to enter the Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (TechSAge) Design Competition, the first international design competition of its kind. The 2-phase competition is designed to recognize innovative technology solutions that meet the needs of the aging population. The competition’s first-place winner will receive $1,500. Second- and third-place […]

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  • OLTA Releases 2015 Report on Long-Term Care Challenges in Ontario

    The Ontario Long Term Care Association released a new report on long-term care in Ontario today.  This is Long-Term Care 2015 provides an analysis of the growing needs of residents in long-term care homes, noting a dramatic increase in chronic illness and acuity since the publication of its previous report in 2010. Based on the analysis, the increase can […]

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  • SAGE/IAHSA North American Study Tour:  The View from Boston

    By Bob Lagoyda IAHSA colleagues from Australia participated in a 15 day North American Study Tour earlier this month focused on the theme person-centered care and quality assurance systems by visiting aged care providers in Boston and Toronto.  The study tour was organized to coincide with the LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Boston; half of the […]

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