• Global Economic Policy Reactions to COVID-19

    by Beth Brodsky 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 future years. For example, the International Monetary Fund reports that in Jordan, as of March 23, the country is allocating 50% of its […]

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  • A Success Story from Kenya

    By Nancy Wagachu Program Director Wells Of Hope Centre Senior Citizen Nursing Centre is a registered nonprofit/non-governmental organization founded in 2015 with a mission to provide quality and dignified care for the aged in Kenya. The founding members, led by visionary Helen Kariuki, started outreach programs where they visited vulnerable elders in their homes. They […]

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  • Physical Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation

    Physical Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation by Beth Brodsky Many countries like Canada were already aware of the risks older adults experienced from social isolation and loneliness. Risks included depression, poor general health, and more. Physical distancing in the time of coronavirus does not have to mean social isolation. Below are strategies from around […]

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  • A Student’s Experience with the Ageing Field

    By Randhika Aturaliya I have been a Global Ageing Network intern since January and it has opened my eyes to the ageing field. Last month, I attended the LeadingAge Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, and was excited to immerse myself in the field with thousands of ageing services leaders from around the country and […]

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  • Sustainable Development Goals and Aging

    The Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) represents the voice of older persons in the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) include no poverty and zero hunger. SGA brings together global networks to discuss the issue of aging and the needs of older persons around the world. Read more.  

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  • September Wisdom Talk Highlights Cameroon-based Organization

    The Global Aging Network welcomed speakers Jack York, founder of It’s Never Too Late (iN2L), and Francis Njuakom Nchii, founder of CDTVA Cameroon, on Sept. 27 for the Wisdom Talk monthly series. CDTVA is an organization in Cameroon that promotes home care for elders at the grassroots level. Nchii is also involved with the Eldercare […]

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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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