• Three New Directors To Join Global Ageing Network Board in 2018

    The Global Ageing Network is pleased to announce that Stephen Cornelissen, Laetitia Daufenbach and Judy Martin will be joining our Board of Directors in January 2018. Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen is Group Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Health in Richmond, Australia. He has 25 years experience in the health and aged care industry in Australia and New […]

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  • #GlobalAgeing2017 Bids Farewell to Montreux!

    The 2017 Global Ageing Conference in Montreux, Switzerland (18-21 September 2017) connected over a thousand aged care professionals representing more than 20 countries and 6 continents! Conference highlights ranged from an immersive 2-day leadership development program to a robust educational offering with topics ranging from innovative care models and dementia care to strategic leadership and wellness. The conference was also […]

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  • Fighting Frailty One Mouthful and One Repetition at a Time

    By Jo Boylan, Ngaire Hobbins and Tim Henwood (Guest Post) As the population ages, the percentage of older adults diagnosed as pre-frail or frail will continue to increase. For the individual, a diagnosis of frailty indicates a significant physical burden and reduced quality of life, in addition to an increased risk of falls, institutionalization and death. […]

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  • We’ve got to rethink aging, says gerontologist

    Global Ageing Network Board Member, Dan Levitt, explains why it is imperative that we shift our thinking about old age. Medical and technological advancements create more opportunities for older adults to age in place and to remain actively engaged in their communities. We’ve got to rethink aging. That was the message guest speaker Dan Levitt brought […]

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  • Emi Kiyota Completes Her Loeb Fellowship at Harvard!

    Photo above: Bob Lagoya, Emi Kiyota,, Anny Wyatt and Earl Ford memorialize the occasion. On May 26 Emi Kiyota, Ph.D., President of Ibasho and Global Ageing Network Board Member, received a certificate marking the conclusion of her year-long Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Commencement Ceremony.  The Global Ageing Network’s Eduation […]

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  • Interfaith Elder Care Group of Lebanon Reaffirms Their Goals of Cooperation and Peace

    By Julie Celeste Pimentel (Guest Post) The second Lebanon Interfaith Elder Care Group conference was held in Mzaar, Lebanon on April 22, 2017. The purpose of the conference was to further the understanding of the challenges and goals of the group, composed of Managers of Senior Care centers throughout Lebanon. Reference to “the war” is frequent […]

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  • How To Redefine the Role of Nurses in Aged Care

    Last September, the Global Ageing Network (formerly IAHSA) convened a forum on the role of nurses in long-term care.  In the past, the role of a registered nurse was defined in terms of physical labor involved in the implementation of physical tasks or the emotional labor involved in day to day resident, patient and/or family interactions.  It […]

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  • Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi) To Receive 2017 Excellence in Ageing Services Award

    Congratulations to Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi), recipient of the 2017 Global Ageing Network Excellence in Ageing Services Award. The Global Ageing Excellence in Ageing Services Award recognizes organizations and/or individuals for programs and services that are models of innovation and excellence and that contribute significantly to the quality of life of the individuals served. Based […]

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  • 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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