• The Global Ageing Network hosts first “Wisdom Talk” with Dr. Enrique Vega

    By Shannon Davis In January, the Global Ageing Network hosted its first “Wisdom Talk” with Dr. Enrique Vega, Regional Director for Health and Ageing at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). PAHO’s origins precede the World Health Organization (WHO), focusing on health issues in the region. However, as Dr. Vega

  • A Talk With Dr. Ruth About Sex & Ageing

    Global Ageing Network Board Member, Dan Levitt, interviewed Dr. Ruth on the secret for a long and healthy life. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, commonly known as Dr. Ruth, is known for her frank opinions and advice around sex. At 89 years of age, she has interviewed thousands of people about their

  • GAN Board Chair, Rich Schutt, Shares Vision for Global Ageing in 2018

    By Rich Schutt, Global Ageing Network Board Chair As we peer into the future of 2018, I would like to share my perspective on 3 things: There are uncertainties and expected changes as we look towards the future. There are things that are reasonably predictable for the future. The position

  • The Global Ageing Network Welcomes Four New Board Members

    The Global Ageing Network is excited to announce the appointment of 4 new board members to its 2018 Board of Directors. Laetitia Daufenbach, Stephen Cornelissen, Judy Martin and Dr. Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry span a variety of leadership roles and global aged care backgrounds. They will bring substantial global ageing experience and

  • 2017 End of Year Report

    Message from Katie Smith Sloan 2017 has been a banner year for the Global Ageing Network.  We rebranded our name in January 2017 that redefined what it means to be a global network…inclusive, fluid, nimble, and innovative. We have broadened our reach and deepened our engagement. I believe the Global

  • From Rural Cape Town to Beautiful Montreux! A Reflection from #Globalageing2017 (Guest Post)

    Photo: (From Left to Right) Sr. Lucia of St. Antonine’s Home for the Aged, Viv Allanson of Maroba and Sr. Busisiwe Hlomani of St. Antonine’s Home for the Aged Global Ageing Network scholarship recipient, Sr. Busisiwe Lucia Hlomani of St. Antonine’s Home for the Aged in South Africa reflects on

  • SGA Appoints the Global Ageing Network as Regional Focal Point

    The Global Ageing Network is proud to announce that Marcus Riley, the Global Ageing Network Board Chair, has been elected to serve as the Asia and the Pacific Region Focal Point on the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) Steering Committee. SGA, as part of the United Nations system, brings together

  • Building a Socially Connected Age-Friendly City

    Photo: (Left to right) Gregor Rae, Colin Williams and Steve Ordahl By Shannon Davis At the LeadingAge conference in New Orleans, Louisiana this past October, three panelists came together to present a global example of how to build a socially connected age-friendly future. Steve Ordahl, Vice President at Ecumen; Gregor

  • Global Ageing Network and LASA Forge New Partnership

    For Immediate Release Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) announced a formal partnership with the Global Ageing Network at its National Congress held in the southern hemisphere on the Gold Coast from 15-18 October 2017. “This is a significant partnership that will ensure our Members directly benefit from the shared knowledge,

  • A Global Ageing Journey (Guest Post by Joyce Eid)

    Joyce Eid of Moadieh Evangelic Center for Assisted Living in Lebanon reflects on her personal journey into aged care and the new learning and relationships gained from being a part of the Global Ageing Network. After graduating from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, I met my husband as we were both