• Older People Speak Out about Discrimination and Human Rights

    Over 2000 older persons from around the world have shared their views about how older people are being discriminated against and the impact it has had on their lives. The vast majority have said they were treated differently and discriminated against simply because of their older age. For some, being

  • Options for Seniors in Ontario Canada

    Senior Housing options in Canada are as complex as they are in most developed countries—there are a range of labels, funding and services, according to Vanessa O. Rorai, MSW student at Wayne State University and an intern at the Thome Rivertown Neighborhood in Detroit, MI. Vanessa recently conducted a review of

  • Aged Care Communities Planned to Serve Unique Interests

    A Muslim Aged Care Community is planned in Sydney, adjacent to the Gallipoli mosque. The architects have blended the mosque and the care community. The community plans seek to address religious requirements, such as beds facing the Qibla, prayer rooms, residential clusters to allow for segregation and Islamic themed decor.

  • Person-Centered + Non-Invasive Technology = Excellence in Dementia Care

    IAHSA’s U.S. Chapter, LeadingAge recently awarded the Excellence in Dementia Care Award to Presbyterian SeniorCare, a nonprofit provider of aging services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that developed a residential Alzheimer’s community aimed at promoting self-care through non-invasive technology. The award recognizes an organization for creating programs or services that are models of excellence and

  • Person-Centered + Non-Invasive Technology = Excellence in Dementia Care

    IAHSA’s U.S. Chapter, LeadingAge recently awarded the Excellence in Dementia Care Award to Presbyterian SeniorCare, a nonprofit provider of aging services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that developed a residential Alzheimer’s community aimed at promoting self-care through non-invasive technology. The award recognizes an organization for creating programs or services that are models of excellence and

  • Global Ageing Hero to Speak at Perth

    Dr. Alexandre Kalache, an early champion of health promotion who coined the term “active aging” and introduced the idea of age-friendly communities in 2007 will be a features speaker at the IAHSA/ACSA Conference in Perth Australia 31 August – 4 September 2015. Dr. Kalache looks to the future optimistically, noting that those

  • “The World We Want” — Join the UN Campaign!

    As the United Nations looks to adopt the proposed the 2015 Sustainability Development Goals. IAHSA has joined other NGO’s to ensure that ageing is among the priorities. The United Nations is reaching out to find out what matters to people the most through its “World We Want” campaign.  Lend your voice!

  • Age Friendly Ireland Goes to Perth

    Hugh O’Connor, head of the expansive and successful age friendly cities and counties initiative in Ireland, will be delivering a plenary address at the IAHSA/ACSAjoint conference in Perth, Australia August 31 – September 1. Ireland was the first EU country to commit to a nationwide age-friendly initiative. The goal: make Ireland a truly great place

  • Managing Medications Through Technology

    Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST), a frequent collaborator with IAHSA, has released a new portfolio of free tools designed to help aged care organizations identify and select medication management technology solutions.  The CAST Medication Management portfolio features products that are designed to reduce medication-related errors and improve coordination while prescribing/ordering,

  • Member Spotlight: Service Delivery in Cameroon

    IAHSA member Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA), founded in 1998, delivers services to the most vulnerable older persons in rural communities in northwest Cameroon where elderly face poverty, limited health care, inadequate housing and neglect. They are often the primary caregivers for grandchildren and other family members and