• 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

  • IAHSA Takes a Stand Against Ageism

    IAHSA is joining the World Health Organization in taking a stand against ageism on the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2016. Ageism flies in the face of all that we believe in–the fundamental worth of older people and their right to dignity, respect and choice. Ageing is not

  • NEW RESOURCE! International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries

    The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations – Malta (INIA) has released its 2016 International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries. The Journal focuses on those aspects relating to population ageing in developing countries, including biological, psychological, economic, social, political, medical, historical and spiritual dimensions. It includes five objectives namely:  drawing experts

  • Growing Connections: A Personal Journey in Global Ageing

    By Margie van Zyl Chapman, Immediate Past Chair, IAHSA Board of Directors My first attendance at an international conference was an International Federation on Aging (IFA) meeting in Durban way back in 1997. Back then boards in the aged care sector in South Africa were so busy on their treadmills, heads down,

  • Ageing in Cameroon

    Ageing in Cameroon: An Interview with Francis Njuakom (Video) During his visit with LeadingAge and IAHSA staff last month, Francis Njuakom, Chief Executive of Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA Cameroon) sat down with Gene Mitchell, Editor of LeadingAge Magazine to provide us with a first-hand account of the ageing experience in his country

  • Community-based Model Fosters Resilience and Stakeholder Engagement

    By Dr. Taryn Patterson, LeadingAge Center for Applied Research The Red Cross Global Disaster Preparedness Center funds IAHSA/CFAR researchers to conduct case study on community-based model that fosters resilience and stakeholder engagement Researchers with the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) and the LeadingAge Center for