• Reimagining Ageing Around the Globe

    By Katie Smith Sloan I recently had the privilege of representing the Global Ageing Network and LeadingAge at a conference in England sponsored by National Care Forum, an association of nonprofit care providers in England and CommonAge, advancing issues of ageing in Commonwealth countries. It was a unique gathering of

  • The Global Ageing Network Signs onto the SGA’s Position Paper to the UN

    The Global Ageing Network signed on with the Stakeholder Group on Ageing’s position paper to be presented at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development which will convene in July 2018. The HPLF is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central

  • The Promise of Technology – Results of a European Study on Active and Healthy Ageing

    A recent study by the European Commission identified the 25 most promising technologies aimed at improving quality of life, increasing the efficiency of health and long term care delivery and market potential. Projects related to fall prevention and robotics for rehabilitation, basic services and loneliness showed great promise in improving

  • Cameroon: Elder-Driven, Community-Based Initiatives Like You’ve Never Seen!

    Walter Coffey and David Sprowl, Managing Partners of WD International Consulting, shared with the Global Ageing Network a reflection from a recent visit to Cameroon where they saw elder-driven, community-based initiatives “like you’ve never seen before!” In their reflection, they describe the welcome that they received from the elders in

  • The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential (Guest Post)

    By Jennie Smith-Peers, Executive Director, National Center for Creative Aging “There is no denying the problems that accompany aging. But what has been universally denied is the potential. The ultimate expression of potential is creativity.” Dr. Gene Cohen, The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential. The world is in the midst

  • What 7-Eleven Can Teach Us about Aging in Community

    By Robyn Stone, Director of Research, Global Ageing Network A super-sized soft drink may be the first image that comes to mind when Americans think about their local 7-Eleven stores. But for many older adults living in Japanese cities, the convenience store chain represents a valued source of healthy food and

  • Country Support

    Country Support 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 the Global Ageing Networks’s 8th International Conference in

  • The Global Ageing Network’s EAHSA Chapter’s Launches New Centre

    The European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA), a chapter of the Global Ageing Network representing 3,000 providers in 20 different countries in ageing services, has identified a growing need among its members to exchange best practices. It also sensed that access to applied (academic) research in

  • The 11th Annual Briefing AARP-UN Series: “Taking a Different Course for a World Free Of Poverty”

    By Shannon Davis AARP International hosted the 11th Annual Briefing Series at the United Nations on Jan. 30, 2018. The series entitled, “Taking a Different Course for a World Free of Poverty,” was held during the 56th session of the UN Commission for Social Development (CSocD56). The briefing focused on

  • The Global Ageing Network Partners with the Malawi Network of Older Persons

    The Global Ageing Network is excited to partner with the Malawi Network of Older Persons (MANEPO). This partnership unites 2 organizations with a mutual purpose to improve best practices in aged care so that older people everywhere can live healthier, stronger, more independent lives. It will provide an opportunity for