• Worldwide Testing Shortage Impacts Long-term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes

    The coronavirus is in more than 180 countries (that’s 92% of the world.) We don’t know the number of people affected because of the lack of worldwide testing. Nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and other aging services providers are unnecessarily bearing the brunt of negative attention for what is an international problem in testing. Global […]

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  • A note from Katie Smith Sloan, Global Ageing Network Executive Director

    Global Ageing Network members and partners, As countries around the world address the challenges associated with the Coronavirus, I would be remiss if I didn’t pause to express my deep gratitude and appreciation for the work you are doing. I’ve heard from some of you and am struck by your calm, caring, and thoughtful approach […]

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  • A message from the Executive Director about the Coronavirus

    Dear Global Ageing Network Members, As I’m sure you have heard on the news, many countries are preparing for a Coronavirus outbreak or are currently implementing measures to contain spread of Coronavirus. We have gathered the most relevant and essential tools for you as you prepare your organization for the possibility of an outbreak. COVID-19 […]

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  • Global Ageing Network Partners with Dialog Health

    The Global Ageing Network is excited to announce our partnership with Dialog Health, an organization that designs and organizes international study trips. Dialog Health provides a unique opportunity for executives from the health and social care sectors to discover the latest innovations in the field. The team comprises a core staff of skilled consultants and trainers. […]

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  • 2020: The New Decade for Healthy Ageing

    By Judy Martin, Chair, Global Ageing Network The beginning of a new year and a new decade is an exciting and reflective time to evaluate where we are as an organisation and as a collaborative community/field. To facilitate global communication, The Global Ageing Network’s (GAN’s) stated mission is to enhance the quality of life for […]

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  • A Generational Approach on Senior Living Workforce

    Senior Housing News, with sponsorship from PointClickCare, recently published an e-book that looks at the senior living workforce and its impact across 5 generations: Traditionalist, baby boomers, Generation X, Generation Y (the millennial generation), and Generation Z. The millennial generation compromises the largest percentage of the workforce. Many businesses have focused their efforts on this […]

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  • LeadingAge CAST to present at the Global Ageing Network Workforce Summit

    It will bring together policymakers, researchers, for-profit and nonprofit international home care providers, educators, and consumer/worker groups to discuss key issues in the aging services workforce. The summit will place a special emphasis on international training standards for front line personal care assistants and their supervisors. This summit will address key topics that are relevant […]

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  • The 2019 Global Ageing Network Biennial Conference Ends!

    The 2019 Global Ageing Network Conference in Toronto, Canada, connected over 800 aged care professionals from all around the world. Many have flown hundreds, if not thousands, of miles to participate, from South Africa, Australia, Uganda, Lebanon, Nigeria, Cameroon, China, and South Korea. Over a busy week of activities, from pre-conference activities such as the […]

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  • Approaches to Age-friendly Housing

    Numerous models of “age-friendly housing” are emerging around the world, including sharing housing, retrofitting homes, building new structures, supporting people to live at home, technology-enabled approaches, and policy incentives such as zoning. There is certainly not a “one-size-fits-all” approach, but we can all learn from these wonderful examples. Grantmakers in Aging has compiled a number […]

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  • Visiting Jeju Elders

    by Geralyn Magan Fostering Resilience through Collaboration Many older people around the world face unique challenges as they try to build healthy and meaningful lives after experiencing trauma in their youth. But collaboration among professionals in the worldwide field of aging services could go a long way toward offering these elders needed support through proven […]

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