• Physical Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation

    Physical Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation by Beth Brodsky Many countries like Canada were already aware of the risks older adults experienced from social isolation and loneliness. Risks included depression, poor general health, and more. Physical distancing in the time of coronavirus does not have to mean social isolation.

  • WHO Must Fill Glaring COVID-19 Response Gap: Address Older People

    WHO Must Fill Glaring COVID-19 Response Gap: Address Older People Worldwide media reports that coronavirus is harming the most vulnerable populations, including seniors. Unfortunately, to date the World Health Organization (WHO) published incomplete plans to protect older adults. In response, academics from around the globe, former WHO staff, Global Ageing

  • Nursing Home Residents, Families, and Staff Demand Israel’s Health Ministry Take More Action on Coronavirus

    April 1, 2020 Nursing Home Residents, Families, and Staff Demand Israel’s Health Ministry Take More Action on Coronavirus Israel is home to 1.1 million people over 65 years old. While 97% of those people live in private homes, those with conditions that require support move to assisted care. Unlike in

  • Coronavirus in Lebanon

    The Global Ageing Network has been hearing from friends worldwide on the conditions experienced during and steps being taken to respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.   Last month, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, we heard from Joyce Eid from the Moadieh Evangelical Center for Assisted Living, on how Lebanon’s social

  • A Letter from Judy Martin, Chair

    As the reported cases of COVID-19 increase across Australia and around the world, I know we are all extremely worried, noting particularly the population objective for containment includes the most vulnerable, elders.  Across the globe, the Global Ageing Network (GAN) board members are in daily contact sharing their experiences from

  • A note from Katie Smith Sloan, Global Ageing Network Executive Director

    Global Ageing Network members and partners, As countries around the world address the challenges associated with the Coronavirus, I would be remiss if I didn’t pause to express my deep gratitude and appreciation for the work you are doing. I’ve heard from some of you and am struck by your

  • A message from the Executive Director about the Coronavirus

    Dear Global Ageing Network Members, As I’m sure you have heard on the news, many countries are preparing for a Coronavirus outbreak or are currently implementing measures to contain spread of Coronavirus. We have gathered the most relevant and essential tools for you as you prepare your organization for the

  • Seniors and Lebanese Protests

    by Joyce Eid Triggered by a stagnant economy, endemic corruption of the public sector, and condemnation of sectarian political rule, civil protests are taking place in Lebanon. The revolution may have started with the youth, but senior citizens rapidly joined the peaceful uprise. They are protesting against the corrupt system

  • European Ageing Network’s Vision for Long-Term Care

    By Jiri Horecky President, European Ageing Network EUROPEAN AGEING NETWORK is introducing the Vision 2030 for long term care in Europe. The European Ageing Network (EAN) was created in 2017, though that doesn’t mean it’s a brand-new organization. Behind EAN are two European organizations with a long history: EDE, the

  • 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