• SAVE THE DATE: 2021 Global Ageing Network Summit

    Connecting to shape the future of services for older adults. Our global community of providers support each other by sharing experiences, strategies, and solutions. This past year has shown us the importance of connection and learning from one another. The more we can expand and strengthen our global network, the greater our ability to address […]

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  • Global Ageing Network Events

    The Global Ageing Network and the (IPA) are hosting a webinar on “The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of professional care workers and strategies to address these needs” on March 11 at 8:00 AM US EST. The presentation is intended as an educational event on topics that are timely and relevant to the field of mental […]

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  • “Infection Control: Lessons Learned from Mercy Health”: Webinar Summary

    On January 19, 2021, Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen, Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer, Sharon Donovan, Adj. Prof. Sharon Donovan, Executive Director Nursing, Midwifery and Aged Care Clinical Practice, and Mercy Health Infectious Diseases Physician, Dr. David Turner at Mercy Health participated in the Global Ageing Network webinar, “Infection Control: Lessons Learned from Mercy Health”. […]

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  • The importance of international connection during the pandemic

    by Katie Smith Sloan Katie Smith Sloan, Executive Director of the Global Ageing Network and President of LeadingAge, ponders the importance of international cooperation among providers of aging services—during the pandemic and beyond. This story was printed in the LeadingAge newsletter.  Every LeadingAge member has been fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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  • Global Ageing Network Launches COVID-19 Report

    We are excited to launch the Global Ageing Network report, “Elder Care Providers & COVID-19: Cross-Cultural Perspectives.” The report is a summary of interviews with providers and others in a dozen countries who have shared their COVID experiences up to the end of 2020. It serves as a chronicle of the 2020 provider experiences, offers […]

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  • Global Ageing Events

    Global Ageing Network Event at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting Virtual Experience  Join the Global Ageing Network at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting Annual Experience on November 11, 2020 at 10 AM US EST. Dialog Health, will introduce their “ejourney” concept and take us on a virtual tour through two elder communities in the Netherlands to include:  […]

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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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  • Global Economic Policy Reactions to COVID-19

    Countries across the globe are changing economic policy to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Today’s emergency response will specifically impact the world’s aged, and how people will age in the future. For example, the International Monetary Fund reports that in Jordan, as of March 23, the country is allocating 50 percent of its maternity insurance […]

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  • Ageism During a Pandemic

    The Coronavirus shines a bright light on what those of us committed to the well-being of our world’s elders have known for a  long time: We have long undervalued, underfunded, and largely ignored the plight of older adults. As the virus rages through communities and countries, older adults are disproportionately impacted. We knew, at the […]

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  • What’s Next? Global Overview of Phase 2

    Common feelings around aging services providers include fatigue for working 24/7 work; sadness, feeling losses in their communities, and in the face of all that: gratitude for those who continue their work. Care providers are still trying to obtain masks, personal protective equipment (PPE), and testing while doing their jobs– on top of the fear […]

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