• 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),

  • Reimagining Ageing Around the Globe

    By Katie Smith Sloan I recently had the privilege of representing the Global Ageing Network and LeadingAge at a conference in England sponsored by National Care Forum, an association of nonprofit care providers in England and CommonAge, advancing issues of ageing in Commonwealth countries. It was a unique gathering of

  • The Global Ageing Network Signs onto the SGA’s Position Paper to the UN

    The Global Ageing Network signed on with the Stakeholder Group on Ageing’s position paper to be presented at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development which will convene in July 2018. The HPLF is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central

  • The Promise of Technology – Results of a European Study on Active and Healthy Ageing

    A recent study by the European Commission identified the 25 most promising technologies aimed at improving quality of life, increasing the efficiency of health and long term care delivery and market potential. Projects related to fall prevention and robotics for rehabilitation, basic services and loneliness showed great promise in improving

  • Cameroon: Elder-Driven, Community-Based Initiatives Like You’ve Never Seen!

    Walter Coffey and David Sprowl, Managing Partners of WD International Consulting, shared with the Global Ageing Network a reflection from a recent visit to Cameroon where they saw elder-driven, community-based initiatives “like you’ve never seen before!” In their reflection, they describe the welcome that they received from the elders in

  • The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential (Guest Post)

    By Jennie Smith-Peers, Executive Director, National Center for Creative Aging “There is no denying the problems that accompany aging. But what has been universally denied is the potential. The ultimate expression of potential is creativity.” Dr. Gene Cohen, The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential. The world is in the midst