• P-R-E-V-E-N-T-I-O-N: 2019 Inspiration for Ageing Well

    Laetitia Daufenbach, senior vice president, head of strategic planning and projects at Sodexo and a Global Ageing Network board member, shared her new year’s inspiration in one simple acronym: P-R-E-V-E-N-T-I-O-N. Her reflection inspires all to take control of our destiny and inspires us to age well and extend our own

  • OLTCA CEO Promotes 2019 Biennial Conference

    Join the conversation in Toronto – September 2019 The Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) is thrilled to be partnering with the renowned Global Ageing Network for 2019, bringing the biennial conference back to Canada for the first time in 20 years. We’ve combined the association’s annual research and innovation

  • Global Ageing Members Learn About Global Connections in Lebanon

    Global Ageing Network members gathered over breakfast at the 2018 LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Philadelphia this past October to connect and hear the story of Joyce Eid, manager for Moadieh Evangelical Center (MEC) for Assisted Living. Eid shared her global connections experience in establishing the Interfaith Group, a collaboration of

  • Building A Culture of Excellence- Aligning Culture and Capability for The Aged Care Sector

    by Kim Yabsley (guest post)  Significant transformation in the human services sector in recent years has created some unique leadership challenges for the aged care industry. In Australia, legislative shifts and the move towards a consumer-directed care model result in challenging circumstances for many providers who are grappling with the

  • New Member Spotlight: The Centre for Elderly Empowerment & Care in Qatar

    The Centre for Elderly Empowerment & Care (Ehsan) The Centre for Elderly Empowerment & Care (Ehsan) is a non-governmental organization established in the year 2003 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation for Social Work. The centre aims to promote the role of older

  • Why I Joined the Global Ageing Network: A Perspective from Margie Chapman

    Margie Chapman, founding chairperson, South African Care Forum The South African Care Forum has been an affiliate member of the Global Ageing Network for many years. As Chairperson of this forum, I have used the Global Ageing Network as a platform to share stories from our members from around South

  • Filling the Care Gap – Foreign-Born Workers in Aged Care

    By Katie Smith Sloan, executive director, Global Ageing Network The workforce is everything in aging services – every country, every community, and every provider. Our workforce is the backbone of the services we provide, the quality we deliver and the satisfaction of our clients and residents. This has been true

  • Co-Creating Environments: Empowering Elders and Strengthening Communities Through Design

    Emi Kiyota, a Global Ageing Network board member, submitted a short essay in a Hastings Center report focusing on “Co-Creating Environments: Empowering Elders and Strengthening Communities Through Design.” Abstract Working with elders around the world has taught me that those living in grass huts in Africa with children at their

  • Better is Good — A Reflection

    By Vincenzo Paolino (Guest Post) In times where some politicians try to convince us that each country must only place its own interests first, we as the civil society must work even harder to show that international collaboration helps to solve severe problems that do not stop at borders. Severe and proven

  • Korean Ageing Network Hosts Symposium

    On the small island of Jeju, South Korea, aged care practitioners gathered together for a symposium hosted by the Korean Ageing Network, an affiliate of the Global Ageing Network, on 8 September 2019. The symposium included participants from other areas in Korea, including Incheon, Chunehcon, Cheonan, Daegu, Jeju, Islan, Shihon,