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Latest IAHSA Headlines From Around the World

IAHSA brings you the most current industry news in ageing housing, services, technology, research and advocacy from around the world.

UK's Belong Villages Opens 5th Village

The Belong Villages are well known in the UK for their innovative approach to design and care. In August 2014, Belong opened its 5th village.

Intergenerational Living

In Deventer, the Netherlands, university students pay no rent in exchange for spending 30 hours of quality time a month with their 160 older housemates.

A Holiday Message from Katie Smith Sloan

Katie Smith Sloan, Executive Director of IAHSA, shares ten reasons why you should support IAHSA in the coming new year.

Global AgeWatch Index Adds Five New Countries in 2014

On October 1, the day designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Older Persons, HelpAge Internatinoal released its Global AgeWatch Index.

Ethical Decision Making in a Care Environment

Dan Levitt, IAHSA Board Member and Executive Director of Tabor Home Society (Vancouver, BC) applies the ethics and standards typically used in medicine to end-of-life decision making. 

Chicago Declaration Aims to Fill Local Advocacy Needs

A small group met for a side event at the United Nations for the Fifth Open Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA) to discuss the Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons.

IAHSA Brings SAGE Tour to New York

IAHSA continues to build bridges and partnerships with senior care leaders in other countries via the Country Connections program, where participants are put in contact with carefully selected communities that inspire innovative ideas which can be exported to any country. 

Rio Declaration Focuses on Developing a Culture of Care

The International Longevity Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (ILC-BR) disseminates the Rio Declaration with a focus on developing a culture of care grounded in human rights.

World Health Statistics Published by WHO 

People everywhere are living longer and low-income countries have made the most progress, according to a new report published by the World Health Organization.



Change Day

March 11 2015, Worldwide

Change Day is a people-led global movement for change in health, aged care and community services. Make a pledge to take ongoing action to improve health outcomes for all. Click here for more information about Change DAy and how you can join the worldwide celebration on March 11th.

Care Home Open Day

June 19 2015, Worldwide

International Open Day gives providers and staff of residences for the elderly around the world an opportunity to showcase their services to their local communities. IAHSA will join ACSA, NCF, LeadingAge and South African Care Forum on Friday, 19 June to celebrate National Open Day and the positive experiences of aging.

2015 ACSA/IAHSA Global Ageing Conference

 August 31 - September 4, 2015, Perth, Australia.

In conjunction with Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), a national peak body representing non-profit aged care in Australia, the three day conference will feature site visits, a Design for Ageing Showcase, a Global Research Forum, Leadership Seminar, Expo and social events for networking. Visit the full conference website here

LeadingAge Annual Conference & Expo

November 1-4, 2015, Boston, MA USA

Registration opens Summer 2015.

EAHSA Bi-Annual Conference

September 22-23, 2016, Lyon, France

The European Association of Homes & Services for the Ageing (EAHSA) organises bi-annual conferences to meet up with colleagues from all over Europe. The Conference, which is hosted by FNAQPA, is going to be held in Lyon, France, on 22nd-23rd September 2016.


IAHSA's newest publication is available for purchase: Architecture for an Ageing Population. Learn more about the publication and how to purchase your copy.


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