About Global Connections
The Global Ageing Network’s mission is to connect and support ageing service providers across the world to enhance the quality of care for the elderly. In order to build on current relationships and foster the further development of connections among our members, we encourage staff exchanges,support networks, and on-site learning programs.
International Staff Exchange
Staff Exchanges provide an avenue to foster exchange of staff between communities in different countries. Benefits to participants include:
- Increased understanding of international initiatives and cultural challenges in providing care for the elderly;
- Enhanced staff development and learning;
- Increased esteem of workforce through participation; and
- Increased retention of quality leadership staff.
The Global Ageing Network’s role is to facilitate connections between interested parties; participating communities are responsible for making arrangements for the staff exchange.
Our Country Support Initiative provides an avenue through which Global Ageing Network members can build supporting relationships with others in need of resources for use in carrying out their mission of care for the elderly.
The Country Support Initiative was conceived during IAHSA’s 8th International Conference in London in July 2009 when providers from Australia met Marigold Mncube, Matron of the Emseni Old Age Home in South Africa and spontaneously formed a ‘fund raising’ event to support Emseni. Since that time, a number of initiatives have evolved.
The Global Ageing Network’s role is to facilitate connections between interested parties, on a country-to-country level.
International On-site Learning Program
The Global Ageing Network helps members connect across the globe via both simple introductions and more formal learning experiences. We know that the onsite educational experience is equally beneficial to attendees and hosts.