• Elder Abuse Interventions

    Elder abuse is a problem that persists in countries around the world. It is often under-reported and, therefore, interventions are few and far between. It is a tragic and needs to be addressed. A couple of models deserve our attention. In the U.S., RiverSpring Health has developed a unique partnership with doormen in New York […]

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  • Aad Koster Elected President of EAHSA 

    The Executive Board of the European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA) has elected Mr. Aad Koster as its new President. Aad Koster is CEO of ActiZ, the Dutch association for residential and home care organizations and infant and child health clinics. Aad Koster: “My goal with EAHSA is to unite more […]

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  • Abbeyfield Society to Create a New Approach to Dementia Care

    Abbeyfield Society has broken ground on a new building in Winnersh in the U.K. designed with a “residents first” approach. Its plans include a wide range of highly innovative communal facilities, including a cinema, activity rooms for painting and sewing, a restaurant and cafe, sensory rooms and wellbeing areas including spa, a library, and a […]

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  • HelpAge International to Join IAHSA in Perth

    HelpAge Plenary speaker Meredith Wyse has been working with HelpAge International for over ten years and is currently Strategic Development Manager for the East Asia Region based in Thailand. Her focus is on community development and home and community based care in the region. She has developed training programmes for regional governments as they develop […]

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  • Funding Initiatives Seek Innovative Approaches to Addressing Aged Care Needs

    LeadingAge, the U.S chapter of IAHSA, and Comic Relief, a member of NCF in the UK, have established independent but related efforts to identify and support innovation in aged care organizations. Both organizations have grant programs based on an application process whose aim is to expand and share innovation initiated by not-for-profit organizations. Comic Relief has […]

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  • Person-Centered + Non-Invasive Technology = Excellence in Dementia Care

    IAHSA’s U.S. Chapter, LeadingAge recently awarded the Excellence in Dementia Care Award to Presbyterian SeniorCare, a nonprofit provider of aging services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that developed a residential Alzheimer’s community aimed at promoting self-care through non-invasive technology. The award recognizes an organization for creating programs or services that are models of excellence and contribute significantly to the quality […]

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  • Person-Centered + Non-Invasive Technology = Excellence in Dementia Care

    IAHSA’s U.S. Chapter, LeadingAge recently awarded the Excellence in Dementia Care Award to Presbyterian SeniorCare, a nonprofit provider of aging services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that developed a residential Alzheimer’s community aimed at promoting self-care through non-invasive technology. The award recognizes an organization for creating programs or services that are models of excellence and contribute significantly to the quality […]

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  • Member Spotlight: Service Delivery in Cameroon

    IAHSA member Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA), founded in 1998, delivers services to the most vulnerable older persons in rural communities in northwest Cameroon where elderly face poverty, limited health care, inadequate housing and neglect. They are often the primary caregivers for grandchildren and other family members and are looked to for financial […]

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  • Award winning cartoonist, Tony Husband, unveils his mural at the Belong Warrington opening ceremony.

    U.K’s Belong Villages Opens Fifth Village

    The Belong Villages are well known in the UK for their innovative approach to design and care. In August 2014, Belong opened its fifth village in Warrington. One of the earlier Belong Villages, Wigan Village is featured in Architecture for an Ageing Population published by IAHSA in 2013. Belong Warrington is built on a transformed brewery site and has […]

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