• A New Deal for Seniors is Urgently Needed

    A New Deal is urgently needed to restore the public faith in long term care while at the same time creating a sense of hope for older adults to embrace elderhood. The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on the state of aged care: the living and working conditions, infection control practices, inconsistent front line […]

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  • International Day of Older Persons

    Oct. 1 marked the 30th anniversary celebration of International Older Persons Day (IDOP). The focus of this year’s IDOP was on how pandemics address aging and change our approach to aging. With the emergence of COVID-19, the lives of older adults have been put on the lines illustrating the need for greater support for older […]

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  • Human Resource Capacity Building during COVID-19 Webinar

    On September 15, Global Ageing Network, Heritage Foundation and BDU Heritage Center for Gerontology will co-host a webinar focused on human resources capacity building during COVID-19. Three panelists will provide their input based on their roles at their organization and their countries. Rich Schutt from Providence Life Services will moderate the webinar. Schutt has the […]

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  • Nursing Homes During COVID-19

    More than 80 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Canada are from nursing homes or long term care facilities. Around the world, the percentage of deaths in nursing homes remains high.  In nursing homes in Australia, there have been outbreaks in 80 aged care facilities.  Despite warnings that older adults in nursing homes are more vulnerable, […]

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  • Support For Those Living With Dementia Webinar

    On July 21, 2020 Global Ageing Network, Heritage Foundation and BDU Heritage Center for Gerontology  co-hosted a webinar focused on dementia care in the midst of COVID. Four distinguished panelists each provided their perspectives based on their distinct roles and countries. Dr Al Power, U.S.-based gerontologist, described the benefits to those living with dementia of […]

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  • Nursing Home Staff During COVID-19

    Dr. Kathy McGilton is a Senior scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute University Health Network and a professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. She is an active presenter for The Global Ageing Network, and her most recent work with GAN includes speaking at the 2019 Global Ageing conference and […]

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  • July 8th Day of Remembrance Reflection

    On this day of remembrance, I have an image of a candle vivid in my mind. On its own, a candle brings a small flicker of light, yet it is a source that shines even stronger the darker it is. No matter where you live in this world, a candle is a universal symbol. It […]

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  • Heritage Foundation and GAN Webinar Series

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. Less visible but no less worrisome are the broader effects – health care denied for conditions unrelated to COVID-19; neglect and abuse; an increase in poverty and unemployment; the dramatic impact on well-being and mental health; and the trauma of […]

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  • Ageism During COVID-19

    Older adults are disproportionally affected by COVID-19. Adults above the age of 65 are more likely to be hospitalized or die from COVID-19. With the development of COVID-19, ageism has resurged, contributing to false beliefs and prejudices about older adults. Dialogue surrounding older adults has painted older adults as unworthy and a strain on the […]

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  • GAN Statement in Response to Protests

    Dear Global Ageing Network colleagues and friends Our challenging times have become even more challenging. In countries around the world, we are faced with a pandemic that has taken far too many lives. The response from governments in many countries has been wholly inadequate in supporting older adults and providers. Given events in the U.S. […]

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