• UN Hosts 7th Working Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

    The Global Ageing Network was well-represented at the Seventh Working Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing at the United Nations in December. Board Chair Marcus Riley joined the Network’s UN liaisons, Bill Smith and Katie Weiss, along with Executive Director Katie Smith Sloan for the meetings. The Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) was established by […]

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  • The Global Aging Network Sponsors the Fifth GSA Global Aging Forum: An International Lens on Aging

    By Taryn Patterson The 2016 Global Aging Forum: An International Lens on Aging convened in New Orleans as part of the Gerontological Society of America’s annual meeting in November 2016. The Global Aging Network co-sponsored the forum, which was focused on gerontological research and education efforts outside the U.S., with the objectives of highlighting similarities […]

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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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  • The Case for Age-Friendly Communities

    By Robert Lagoyda The movement toward age-friendly communities is growing, with the key impetus being population ageing. In the United States alone, the population of 65 and older has grown from 4.1 percent in 1900 to 14.5 percent in 2015. By 2020, it is expected to increase to 16.1 percent, and by 2050, to 20 percent—which amounts […]

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  • IAHSA Forum Explores the Role of Nurses in Aging Services

    By Geralyn Magan The role of nurses in the field of long-term care was the topic for discussion in late September when the IAHSA held a Global Ageing Applied Research Forum in Lyon, France. The forum took place in conjunction with the annual meeting of the European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing. Julienne […]

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  • Take a Stand Against Ageism

    By Katie Smith Sloan The International Day of Older Persons in early October focused on the World Health Organization’s campaign against ageism – Take a Stand Against Ageism. On October 6th at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, ambassadors from Argentina and Singapore joined the chorus of NGO’s and others in advocating for a “whole […]

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  • Following Our Own Advice About Strategic Planning

    By Majd Alwan, Executive Director, Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) It’s hard to be successful in the field of aging services without also being attuned to the importance of strategic planning. That’s because our field is always changing — and those changes require a deliberate effort on the part of successful organizations to change […]

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  • IAHSA’s U.S. Members Welcome International Guests

    As part of a tour of elder care services and supports in North Carolina, 20 delegates from the Korea Association of Senior Welfare Centers,  recently visited Carolina SeniorCare, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE). The international group is exploring ways in which they can better serve and support a rapidly ageing population […]

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