• Cycling Without Age: A Gift of Mobility & Connection

    Sometimes seeing a need and making one seemingly small step towards addressing it can make a world of difference. Such was the case with Ole Kassow, an avid cyclist from Copenhagen, Denmark who became inspired one day when cycling by Thorkild, a (now) 97 year old resident from his local nursing home. “I saw Thorkild two and […]

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  • Meet IAHSA’s New Board Members

    IAHSA welcomes four new board members in 2016. Richard Semanda is Executive Director of the Geriatric Respite Care Foundation in Uganda, a community-based organization focused on delivering geriatric and palliative care for older people. Richard has been active in a number of other organziations that advocate for and provide support to older Ugandans. Vincenzo Paolino […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • IAHSA Luncheon Honors Larry Minnix and Global Engagement During LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Boston

    IAHSA hosted a luncheon for members and international conference attendees during the LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Boston Massachusetts in early November. The luncheon welcomed guests from places as far as Australia, China, Beirut and Kenya to name only a few. The gathering was an opportunity for members of IAHSA’s U.S. chapter to connect and engage with international […]

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  • Katie Smith Sloan Leads IAHSA and LeadingAge in 2016

    On 16 October 2015, IAHSA’s Executive Director, Katie Smith Sloan, was named the new President and CEO of LeadingAge. Katie will replace Larry Minnix who is retiring from the post at the end of the year. Katie will be carrying her leadership of IAHSA into her new role as CEO and President, with the hope […]

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  • International Call for Sessions: 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting

    Lend your international lense and expertise to the 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting! IAHSA’s US Chapter, LeadingAge, is now accepting session proposals for its 2016 Annual Meeting. The LeadingAge Annual Meeting is the largest annual gathering of aging services providers in the United States, featuring hundreds of education sessions and experts in the field. The 2016 Annual […]

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  • A Reflection on Perth – 2015 Conference Highlights

    IAHSA’s 11th Bi-Annual Conference was, by all accounts, a big success. With the theme of “Global Communities Coming Together”, over 800 delegates from around the world converged on Perth to tackle some of the thorniest issues in aged care and services and to commit to working together to solve them. Katie Smith Sloan, Executive Director of […]

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