• Branding–Key to your Leadership Legacy

    By D. Wayne Langley, president, Varsity Branding (Guest Post) Effectively leveraging your organization’s reason for existence has never been more challenging. The business of providing services to an aging population has become increasingly complex and is likely to grow in complexity, cost and competitiveness over the coming decades. Positioning your

  • Dan Levitt: Rhinestone Cowboy shines spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease. | The Province

    Global Ageing Network Board Member and gerontologist, Dan Levitt, reflects on the legacy of country music legend, Glenn Campbell.  Campbell will not only be remembered for his musical brilliance, but also for the powerful way he chose to live and share his journey with Alzheimer’s Disease. Glen Campbell will be remembered for

  • A View of the Future

    By Katie Smith Sloan The future of aged care and supports revolves around two critical themes: person-centered choice and care, on the one hand, and technology on the other. Person-centered is a 180 degree departure from a paternalistic mind-set centered around the notion that “the professionals know best.” No doubt, the

  • We’ve got to rethink aging, says gerontologist

    Global Ageing Network Board Member, Dan Levitt, explains why it is imperative that we shift our thinking about old age. Medical and technological advancements create more opportunities for older adults to age in place and to remain actively engaged in their communities. We’ve got to rethink aging. That was the message

  • Teaching and Learning About Home Care in Israel

    By Geralyn Magan Teaching and learning were both on the itinerary when Robyn Stone visited Israel in May. The Global Ageing Network’s Director of Research went to the Middle East at the invitation of JDC-ESHEL, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has been planning and developing services for older Israelis for 35

  • Marcus Riley Addresses United Nations Open-Ended Work Group on Ageing

    On July 5th, Global Ageing Network Board Chair, Marcus Riley, had an opportunity to address the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA) at the United Nations. The audience included dozens of country ministers NGO’s focused on ageing as well as those focused on Human Rights. Riley made a compelling appeal to

  • On a Journey of Aged Care Reform – Reflections from South Australia

    By Sue McKechnie (Guest Post) Sue McKechnie, Executive Manager of Community Services at Resthaven Incorporated in Adelaide, South Australia shares insights about the changing aged care system in South Australia. ‘The Australian aged care system is undergoing substantial legislative reform and major policy change. The aim is to improve consumer engagement and

  • Designing the Future: The Evolution of Design for Older People in the UK

    By David Hughes, Chief Executive, Pozzoni Architecture ltd, Altrincham, Cheshire, U.K. & Tracy Paine, Operations Director, Belong, Nantwich, Cheshire, U.K (Guest Post) The Belong Villages have an established reputation for innovation; both in the quality of the design of the villages and the quality of care provided. Evolving over more

  • A Novel Video-based Education and Analysis System for Caregivers of Cognitively Impaired Seniors

    By Miwako Honda, M.D., Director of  (Guest Post) In a rapidly ageing society, Behavioral Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) management is one of the key challenges. Moreover, nursing staff caring for elderly patients with BPSD have potential to burn out quickly when adequate training and resources are limited. The high

  • Emi Kiyota Completes Her Loeb Fellowship at Harvard!

    Photo above: Bob Lagoya, Emi Kiyota,, Anny Wyatt and Earl Ford memorialize the occasion. On May 26 Emi Kiyota, Ph.D., President of Ibasho and Global Ageing Network Board Member, received a certificate marking the conclusion of her year-long Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Commencement Ceremony.