• 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

  • Celebrating the Talents & Contributions of Older Adults in Our Communities #UNIDOP

    By Katie Smith Sloan October 1st marks the 27th anniversary celebration of International Day of Older Persons. International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) is an opportunity each year to celebrate the experience, wisdom and contributions of older adults around the world. “Old Age” is a life lived… a stage of

  • Reflections from Montreux | Katie Smith Sloan

    By Katie Smith Sloan The Global Ageing Network concluded its biennial conference last week in Switzerland. The conference was an amazing gathering of leaders from around the world sharing one purpose: to make the world a better place in which to grow old. Imagine the opportunity to learn from, share insights

  • Celebrate International Day of Older Persons on October 1st! #UNIDOP

    October 1 is International Day of Older Persons (#UNIDOP). This year’s theme is: “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.” The theme is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large. It focuses

  • Three New Directors To Join Global Ageing Network Board in 2018

    The Global Ageing Network is pleased to announce that Stephen Cornelissen, Laetitia Daufenbach and Judy Martin will be joining our Board of Directors in January 2018. Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen is Group Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Health in Richmond, Australia. He has 25 years experience in the health and aged care

  • #GlobalAgeing2017 Bids Farewell to Montreux!

    The 2017 Global Ageing Conference in Montreux, Switzerland (18-21 September 2017) connected over a thousand aged care professionals representing more than 20 countries and 6 continents! Conference highlights ranged from an immersive 2-day leadership development program to a robust educational offering with topics ranging from innovative care models and dementia care to strategic leadership and