• 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

  • What 7-Eleven Can Teach Us about Aging in Community

    By Robyn Stone, Director of Research, Global Ageing Network A super-sized soft drink may be the first image that comes to mind when Americans think about their local 7-Eleven stores. But for many older adults living in Japanese cities, the convenience store chain represents a valued source of healthy food and

  • Country Support

    Country Support Our Country Support Initiative provides an avenue through which Global Ageing Network members can build supporting relationships with others in need of resources for use in carrying out their mission of care for the elderly. The Country Support Initiative was conceived during the Global Ageing Networks’s 8th International Conference in

  • The Global Ageing Network’s EAHSA Chapter’s Launches New Centre

    The European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA), a chapter of the Global Ageing Network representing 3,000 providers in 20 different countries in ageing services, has identified a growing need among its members to exchange best practices. It also sensed that access to applied (academic) research in

  • The 11th Annual Briefing AARP-UN Series: “Taking a Different Course for a World Free Of Poverty”

    By Shannon Davis AARP International hosted the 11th Annual Briefing Series at the United Nations on Jan. 30, 2018. The series entitled, “Taking a Different Course for a World Free of Poverty,” was held during the 56th session of the UN Commission for Social Development (CSocD56). The briefing focused on

  • The Global Ageing Network Partners with the Malawi Network of Older Persons

    The Global Ageing Network is excited to partner with the Malawi Network of Older Persons (MANEPO). This partnership unites 2 organizations with a mutual purpose to improve best practices in aged care so that older people everywhere can live healthier, stronger, more independent lives. It will provide an opportunity for

  • Interview with Marcus Riley, Former Global Ageing Network Board Chair

    Marcus, you served as the chair of the Global Ageing Network for two years. Can you tell us something about your motivation to be part of the board and your aims when you began your turn? I have long held the passion and belief of value and need for international

  • A Wisdom Talk with Jennie Smith-Peers of the National Center for Creative Ageing

    Jennie Smith-Peers, Executive Director of the National Center for Creative Ageing, joined us yesterday evening for a Wisdom Talk about creativity and ageing. During the session, Jennie broadens our thinking about creativity and shares why ongoing access to arts is essential to improving the health and well-being of people as they age.

  • 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