• Register for the CABHI Summit 2022!

    The CABHI Summit 2022 explores innovation and investment in longevity – and the ways in which age tech is helping older adults and caregivers make choices that are right for their own aging journeys. This two-day global virtual event is for thought leaders, innovators, investors, healthcare providers, researchers, older adults, caregivers, and companies around the […]

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  • Global Ageing Network 2021 Annual Report

    The pandemic has brought together the global aged care community like never before. We have leaned on each other, learned from each other and found comfort in knowing we are not alone. The value of the Global Ageing Network has never been more clear. Read the 2021 Annual Report

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  • 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 for decades and will remain […]

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  • The Future of Aged Care in Europe

    The newly rebranded European Ageing Network (EAN) held a successful conference in Prague in mid-September. With over 400 leaders in aged care from 30 countries and 3 continents, the delegates were focused on the question of the whether there is a future of long-term care in Europe. The short answer is yes, there is a […]

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  • The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential (Guest Post)

    By Jennie Smith-Peers, Executive Director, National Center for Creative Aging “There is no denying the problems that accompany aging. But what has been universally denied is the potential. The ultimate expression of potential is creativity.” Dr. Gene Cohen, The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential. The world is in the midst of a major demographic shift. […]

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  • 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 life and a journey over […]

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  • A View of the Future

    By Katie Smith Sloan The future of aged care and supports revolves around two critical themes: person-centered choice and care, on the one hand, and technology on the other. Person-centered is a 180 degree departure from a paternalistic mind-set centered around the notion that “the professionals know best.” No doubt, the professionals–clinicians, administrators, social workers, etc.–know […]

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  • We’ve got to rethink aging, says gerontologist

    Global Ageing Network Board Member, Dan Levitt, explains why it is imperative that we shift our thinking about old age. Medical and technological advancements create more opportunities for older adults to age in place and to remain actively engaged in their communities. We’ve got to rethink aging. That was the message guest speaker Dan Levitt brought […]

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  • On a Journey of Aged Care Reform – Reflections from South Australia

    By Sue McKechnie (Guest Post) Sue McKechnie, Executive Manager of Community Services at Resthaven Incorporated in Adelaide, South Australia shares insights about the changing aged care system in South Australia. ‘The Australian aged care system is undergoing substantial legislative reform and major policy change. The aim is to improve consumer engagement and choice, with a ‘consumer-directed’ model […]

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  • Designing the Future: The Evolution of Design for Older People in the UK

    By David Hughes, Chief Executive, Pozzoni Architecture ltd, Altrincham, Cheshire, U.K. & Tracy Paine, Operations Director, Belong, Nantwich, Cheshire, U.K (Guest Post) The Belong Villages have an established reputation for innovation; both in the quality of the design of the villages and the quality of care provided. Evolving over more than a ten-year period, Belong […]

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