• The Ripple Effect

    A Story of Connection & Friendship by Vivienne Allanson “At Maroba, we choose to lead the way in dynamic and passionate aged care”.  This premise is reinforced when we see what influence we can have on others. In 2013, Maroba’s CEO Vivienne (Viv) Allanson met Sister Lucia, a South African nun

  • Household Design: A Look at the Evidence Base

    By Bob Lagoyda An international case study on the household design was featured at the recent U.S. LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The session was given by Howard Johnson, President & CEO, Baptist Housing Ministries Society, located in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, along with two architects: Leslie Moldow, Managing

  • Choose Montreux! Jack York and the Global Ageing Conference Experience

    At the recent LeadingAge Conference in Indianapolis, Jack York of It’s Never 2 Late shared his IAHSA conference experience and how making the choice to attend IAHSA’s Global Ageing Conference in 2015 has profoundly changed his life–on a professional and personal level. He urges all to choose Montreux in 2017. Check it

  • The Case for Age-Friendly Communities

    By Robert Lagoyda The movement toward age-friendly communities is growing, with the key impetus being population ageing. In the United States alone, the population of 65 and older has grown from 4.1 percent in 1900 to 14.5 percent in 2015. By 2020, it is expected to increase to 16.1 percent, and by

  • How To Redefine the Role of Nurses in Aged Care

    By Geralyn Magan Aging services organizations should stop defining the role of the registered nurse (RN) in terms of the physical labor involved in clinical tasks, or the emotional labor involved in keeping residents and family members happy. Instead, says Christine M. Merzeder, clinical coordinator at Paracelsus Recovery in Zurich,

  • IAHSA Forum Explores the Role of Nurses in Aging Services

    By Geralyn Magan The role of nurses in the field of long-term care was the topic for discussion in late September when the IAHSA held a Global Ageing Applied Research Forum in Lyon, France. The forum took place in conjunction with the annual meeting of the European Association of Homes and

  • Take a Stand Against Ageism

    By Katie Smith Sloan The International Day of Older Persons in early October focused on the World Health Organization’s campaign against ageism – Take a Stand Against Ageism. On October 6th at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, ambassadors from Argentina and Singapore joined the chorus of NGO’s and others

  • Following Our Own Advice About Strategic Planning

    By Majd Alwan, Executive Director, Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) It’s hard to be successful in the field of aging services without also being attuned to the importance of strategic planning. That’s because our field is always changing — and those changes require a deliberate effort on the part

  • IAHSA’s U.S. Members Welcome International Guests

    As part of a tour of elder care services and supports in North Carolina, 20 delegates from the Korea Association of Senior Welfare Centers,  recently visited Carolina SeniorCare, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE). The international group is exploring ways in which they can better serve and

  • The Chinese Bamboo Story

    A Reflection by Richard Semanda, IAHSA Board Member There was a Chinese farmer who planted the Bamboo seeds for his family to survive. He watered and provided care day after day for a year and–NOTHING. Two, three, five years and still…NOTHING. The farmer grew tired of keeping his dream alive and