• Ageism May Be Pervasive, But We Can Take Steps Towards Change

    By Kirsten Jacobs, director dementia and wellness education, LeadingAge (guest post) Two years ago the LeadingAge Board of Directors adopted a bold new vision, An America Freed from Ageism. With that, we declared our commitment to a growing international anti-ageism movement. Ageism is stereotyping and discrimination based on age. Anyone

  • A Wisdom Talk with the Peace Corps Response Program

    The Global Ageing Network hosted its 4th “Wisdom Talk” on Wednesday, 13 June 2018. Providers and community members participated in an informal discussion and learned about the Peace Corps Response Program, a program that sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high impact assignments in communities around the world. Dustin Manhart,

  • LeadingAge Releases Anti-Ageism Quick Guide

    Global Ageing Network’s U.S. Chapter, LeadingAge, has recently released an Anti-Ageism Quick Guide to help individuals and organizations become more mindful of their language and messaging around ageing and how they can begin to inspire more positive attitudes, behaviors and perceptions of what it means to grow old. The guide offers

  • Faith and Hope: My Journey with Dementia

    By Tracey Lind “In the middle of the journey of my life, I came to myself, in a dark wood, wherein the direct way was lost.”  These opening words from Dante’s Divine Comedy best describe what happened to me at age of 62. On Election Day 2016, I was diagnosed

  • EAHSA and E.D.E. Merge to Create the European Ageing Network (EAN)

    In April 2018, the Global Ageing Network’s European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA) and the European Associate for Directors and Providers of Long-Term Care Services for the Elderly (E.D.E.) merged to create the European Ageing Network (EAN). The 2 European Associations, each with 3 decades of

  • Dan Levitt: If You Live Long Enough, Be Prepared for Age Discrimination

    Dan Levitt, a board member of the Global Ageing Network and the Executive Director of Tabor Village shares his vision of what the aged care sector could look like if we were to embrace transformational reforms that challenge the way we view seniors. I want to share with you my

  • A Message of Hope from Dementia Advocate, Brian LeBlanc

    Brian LeBlanc shares his message of hope as a Dementia Advocate. Brian LeBlanc shared the speech at LeadingAge and Integrace’s 2018 Great Minds Gala, a fundraising event which raises awareness and funds to improve Alzheimer’s disease care. The Global Ageing Network was honored to participate in this event. *** A

  • Global Ageing Network Issues Statement on LTC & Palliative Care to United Nations’ OEWGA

    The Global Ageing Network recently released a statement providing input on the focus area of long term care and palliative care to the United Nations in preparation for the ninth session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing which is scheduled to take place in July of 2018. The statement

  • Triumphant Ageing

    By Julie Karakozoff (Guest Writer) In the words of Bette Davis, “Old age is not for sissies.” As each of us looks in the mirror we might see signs of aging that causes us to reflect on our lives–and perhaps our unfulfilled dreams and plans for ourselves. We can’t stop aging,

  • Global Partnerships Sparks Community-Driven Initiatives in Cameroon

    Global Partnership Sparks Community-Driven Initiatives in Cameroon Eldercare Cameroon to provide support for community-based wellness and life-enrichment initiatives in central African nation The Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA), an advocate for elderly-friendly communities; WD International Consulting, a staff and organizational development company; and It’s Never 2 Late® (iN2L),