• Nursing Home Makes Room For Student Residents

    The Intergenerational Living Program at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, a nursing home in Portland, Maine began in January 2017. It was modelled after a program in the Netherlands, a community called Humanitas, and built around the same values including that of “being a good neighbor.” The program began 4 months ago with 3 students […]

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  • Ibasho: An Intergenerational Approach to Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

    Above photo: Ibasho storytelling activity in Ofunato, Japan By Taryn Patterson In many societies, an ageing population is often seen as a burden, and older people are treated as liabilities – a vulnerable population in need of care and support – especially in the wake of a disaster. Such a narrow interpretation of ageing, however, overlooks […]

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  • Improving Best Practice at a Global Level – Inside Ageing

    By Marcus Riley, Chair – Global Ageing Network The International Association of Homes & Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) has formally become the Global Ageing Network. The re-brand of this important organisation signals a renewed and enhanced commitment to positively influencing the improvement of best practices in our industry on a global level so that […]

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  • India – Seeing is Believing!

    By Jack York, President/Co-Founder, It’s Never 2 Late Sensory overload… has that happened to you lately? If it hasn’t I suggest a visit to India! Earlier this year Katie Smith Sloan, Global Ageing Network executive director, invited me to speak at the International Conference on Services to the Elderly in Hyderabad, India. I immediately jumped […]

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  • Viv Allanson Named 2016 CEO of the Year by APAC Insider

    Congratulations to Viv Allanson, Global Ageing Network Board Member and CEO of Maroba, who was named as APAC Insiders 2016 CEO of the Year! APAC Insider recognizes innovative and result-focused leadership emerging from the most prominent and vibrant areas of business in the Asia Pacific region. *Feature photo taken from February 2017 Issue of APAC Insider.

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  • Sodexo-Supported Research Explores the LTSS Migrant/Immigrant Workforce

    The Global Ageing Network is working with the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR)  to explore the role that migrant/immigrant workers can play in delivering long-term services and supports (LTSS) to the world’s growing older population. Sodexo, a global leader in Quality of Life Services, is funding the research project. Sodexo is a LeadingAge Gold Partner […]

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  • Tech News: Gearing up for a Productive 2017

    By Majd Alwan, Executive Director, Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) The Global Ageing Network and LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) are gearing up for a productive year in technology and ageing services. Your experiences, contributions, and case studies are vital to the progress of technology in our field. CAST has developed a […]

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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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  • The Ripple Effect

    A Story of Connection & Friendship by Vivienne Allanson “At Maroba, we choose to lead the way in dynamic and passionate aged care”.  This premise is reinforced when we see what influence we can have on others. In 2013, Maroba’s CEO Vivienne (Viv) Allanson met Sister Lucia, a South African nun working in aged care, at […]

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