• Member Spotlight: Francis Njuakom, CDVTA Cameroon

    By Mia Mullen, IAHSA Francis Njuakom, Chief Executive of Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA Cameroon) and Jack York, Founder of It’s Never Too Late met at the 2015 IAHSA-ACSA Global Ageing Conference in Perth, Australia.  Yet to see them together today is like watching two brothers with a lifetime of history. After hearing Francis’s story in Perth, […]

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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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  • Emi Kiyota Announced As 2017 Loeb Fellow

    Congratulations to IAHSA Board Member and Ibasho Founder, Emi Kiyota, who was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.  Emi will be joining the class of 2017 fellows to explore and expand on her current work in creating communities that value elders and providing opportunities for seniors to make meaningful, long-lasting contributions. Emi’s work […]

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  • Vision and Spirit Are What Drives Ibasho: The Nepal Earthquake One Year Later

    Women in Kathmandu, Nepal work on the slow recovery process. Vision and Spirit Are What Drives Ibasho: The Nepal Earthquake One Year Later By Taryn Patterson Nine thousand people perished and more than 800,000 homes were damaged or destroyed one year ago when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake violently shook the heavily populated Kathmandu Valley and […]

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  • 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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