• 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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  • Become a Trial Partner – Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation

    The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) is seeking trial partner sites for its Industry Innovation Partnership Program (i2p2). Participants will have an opportunity to gain early access to new and innovative solutions in the aging and brain health sector for both testing and validation. If your organization is interested in becoming […]

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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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  • Growing Connections: A Personal Journey in Global Ageing

    By Margie van Zyl Chapman, Immediate Past Chair, IAHSA Board of Directors My first attendance at an international conference was an International Federation on Aging (IFA) meeting in Durban way back in 1997. Back then boards in the aged care sector in South Africa were so busy on their treadmills, heads down, keeping their organisations going. It […]

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  • Ageing in Cameroon: An Interview with Francis Njuakom (Video)

    During his visit with LeadingAge and IAHSA staff last month, Francis Njuakom, Chief Executive of Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA Cameroon) sat down with Gene Mitchell, Editor of LeadingAge Magazine to provide us with a first-hand account of the ageing experience in his country and the work his organization has done to promote elder rights and to improve the quality of […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • IAHSA Board Chair, Margie Van Zyl, Offers a Reflection

    by Margie Van Zyl And so another year is drawing to a close – time to pause, and reflect. In order to embrace the new we must release the old. Just as a trapeze artist cannot swing from one bar to the next without letting go, an important part of our reflection should be to […]

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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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  • UN Ratifies Sustainable Development Goals to Include Healthy Ageing

    On September 25, 2015, 193 nations joined together to formally ratify the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s or Global Goals). IAHSA applauds the UN for including age in the goals and targets and commends the pledge to “leave no one behind.” Among the goals are to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” […]

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