• U.K. Proposal Exacerbates Workforce Shortage in Ageing Services

    Immigration and ageing services may seem like 2 unrelated topics, but the 2 actually heavily depend on each other. Over a year ago, Katie Smith Sloan wrote that the key to filling the tremendous amount of job vacancies in aged-care services in most countries is through foreign-born workers.  Today, many

  • Global Ageing Network Partners with Dialog Health

    The Global Ageing Network is excited to announce our partnership with Dialog Health, an organization that designs and organizes international study trips. Dialog Health provides a unique opportunity for executives from the health and social care sectors to discover the latest innovations in the field. The team comprises a core staff

  • 2020: The New Decade for Healthy Ageing

    By Judy Martin, Chair, Global Ageing Network The beginning of a new year and a new decade is an exciting and reflective time to evaluate where we are as an organisation and as a collaborative community/field. To facilitate global communication, The Global Ageing Network’s (GAN’s) stated mission is to enhance

  • A Student’s Experience with the Ageing Field

    By Randhika Aturaliya I have been a Global Ageing Network intern since January and it has opened my eyes to the ageing field. Last month, I attended the LeadingAge Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, and was excited to immerse myself in the field with thousands of ageing services leaders

  • Sustainable Development Goals and Aging

    The Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) represents the voice of older persons in the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) include no poverty and zero hunger. SGA brings together global networks to discuss the issue of aging and the needs of older persons around

  • September Wisdom Talk Highlights Cameroon-based Organization

    The Global Aging Network welcomed speakers Jack York, founder of It’s Never Too Late (iN2L), and Francis Njuakom Nchii, founder of CDTVA Cameroon, on Sept. 27 for the Wisdom Talk monthly series. CDTVA is an organization in Cameroon that promotes home care for elders at the grassroots level. Nchii is

  • A Generational Approach on Senior Living Workforce

    Senior Housing News, with sponsorship from PointClickCare, recently published an e-book that looks at the senior living workforce and its impact across 5 generations: Traditionalist, baby boomers, Generation X, Generation Y (the millennial generation), and Generation Z. The millennial generation compromises the largest percentage of the workforce. Many businesses have

  • LeadingAge CAST to present at the Global Ageing Network Workforce Summit

    It will bring together policymakers, researchers, for-profit and nonprofit international home care providers, educators, and consumer/worker groups to discuss key issues in the aging services workforce. The summit will place a special emphasis on international training standards for front line personal care assistants and their supervisors. This summit will address

  • The 2019 Global Ageing Network Biennial Conference Ends!

    The 2019 Global Ageing Network Conference in Toronto, Canada, connected over 800 aged care professionals from all around the world. Many have flown hundreds, if not thousands, of miles to participate, from South Africa, Australia, Uganda, Lebanon, Nigeria, Cameroon, China, and South Korea. Over a busy week of activities, from

  • Approaches to Age-friendly Housing

    Numerous models of “age-friendly housing” are emerging around the world, including sharing housing, retrofitting homes, building new structures, supporting people to live at home, technology-enabled approaches, and policy incentives such as zoning. There is certainly not a “one-size-fits-all” approach, but we can all learn from these wonderful examples. Grantmakers in