• Marcus Riley Elected IAHSA Board Chair

    Marcus Riley, CEO of the Hibernian Society, which owns and operates BallyCara, has assumed the role of Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA), effective 1 January, 2016. Riley has served as an IAHSA board member for 2 years.

  • IAHSA Board Chair, Margie Van Zyl, Offers a Reflection

    by Margie Van Zyl And so another year is drawing to a close – time to pause, and reflect. In order to embrace the new we must release the old. Just as a trapeze artist cannot swing from one bar to the next without letting go, an important part of

  • Season’s Greetings from Katie Smith Sloan!

    Dear Colleagues, As we approach the end of the year, I want to offer warm greetings to the Global Ageing Network for a happy holiday season. I am grateful  to each of you for the work you do every day to make the world a better place to grow old.

  • Western Home Communities Receives International Dementia Award for “Design Innovation of the Year”

    Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls, Iowa recently received international recognition for an innovative design collaboration with Orfield Laboraties and AHTS Architects. The group received the “Dementia Design Innovation of the Year Award” which was presented during the International Dementia Conference in Birmingham, U.K. in November. The award recognizes communal or private settings used by

  • Why One American CEO Traveled to Perth

    Some providers of ageing services might think that 10,000 miles is a bit far to travel for a conference. But American provider Barb Rode didn’t think twice about attending the 2015 ASCA/IAHSA Joint International Conference in Perth, Australia, last September. Rode is president and chief executive officer of St. Therese,

  • Call for Entries: TechSAge International Design Competition (Deadline 15 Jan. 2016)

    Jan. 15, 2016 is the deadline to enter the Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (TechSAge) Design Competition, the first international design competition of its kind. The 2-phase competition is designed to recognize innovative technology solutions that meet the needs of the aging population. The competition’s first-place winner will

  • OLTA Releases 2015 Report on Long-Term Care Challenges in Ontario

    The Ontario Long Term Care Association released a new report on long-term care in Ontario today.  This is Long-Term Care 2015 provides an analysis of the growing needs of residents in long-term care homes, noting a dramatic increase in chronic illness and acuity since the publication of its previous report in 2010. Based on

  • IAHSA Luncheon Honors Larry Minnix and Global Engagement During LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Boston

    IAHSA hosted a luncheon for members and international conference attendees during the LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Boston Massachusetts in early November. The luncheon welcomed guests from places as far as Australia, China, Beirut and Kenya to name only a few. The gathering was an opportunity for members of IAHSA’s U.S. chapter to

  • GSA’s 4th Global Aging Forum Focuses on Connecting Community Partners

    IAHSA recently the joined Gerontological Society of America to sponsor a forum on Global Aging: Connecting Community Partners. The forum took place on 18 November during GSA’s annual meeting Orlando, Florida and focused on international research and education efforts with particular attention on creating connections and partnerships. Dr. Robyn Stone of LeadingAge’s Center for

  • IAHSA to Co-sponsor Gerontological Society of America’s 2015 Global Aging Forum

    IAHSA and Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging will be co-sponsoring the Global Ageing Forum at the 65th annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. The fourth GSA Global Aging Forum will be held on Wednesday, 18 November at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Orlando, Florida.