• Global Ageing Network Hosts HelpAge for the first Wisdom Talk of 2019!

    At the “Wisdom Talk” in January 2019, The Global Ageing Network welcomed Kate Bunting, Executive Director of HelpAge USA, to discuss the work HelpAge USA  does in partnership with HelpAge International to improve the lives of older people. HelpAge USA was established in 2009 with the mission of advancing the well-being of older people and […]

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  • A Network For All

     By Rich Schutt, Chair, The Global Ageing Network Board meetings of the Global Aging Network (GAN) are interesting events. Given the geographic spread of the board members, it’s necessary to hold many of the Board meetings telephonically. Recently, while on a GAN phone call, it occurred to me that the call itself was a metaphor […]

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  • 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 life expectancies. As I reflect […]

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  • 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 conference, This is Long Term […]

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  • 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 10 long-term care centers of […]

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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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  • 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 feet are often happier than […]

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  • 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 problems like climate change (no, […]

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  • 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, and Kangnam Seoocho in Seoul. […]

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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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