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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.

Experience Ibasho: Community Ownership

Emi Kiyota, visionary creator of Ibasho and IAHSA Board member, gave Washington DC a special treat. 

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Australian Ageing Care

Marust Riley, Chair of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and IAHSA Board Member highlights the work Australian ageing care leaders are undertaking through the CALD committee.

Indians 55 and Older are Embracing Technology

Seniors in India are not shying away from technology. They are forward thinking, and very open to new ideas.

New Expert Appointed to UN Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council has appointed Rosa Kornfeld-Matte as the new Independent Expert on the full enjoyment of human right of all older persons.

Happiness in Later Years  

Looking across countries and across generations, a recent study found that life seems better to older people than it does to those in their middle years.

The Only Assisted Living Community in Lebanon 

In 2012, Joyce Eid of Beirut, Lebanon visited Palm Village Retirement Community in the U.S. for a month. Her goal was to learn how, as the future Manager of the Moadieh Evangelical Center in Lebanon, she could enhance this assisted living community using the services and protocols of Palm Village as a model. 


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IAHSA-China 2014 Conference

Postponed. New date TBD, Shanghai, China.

The China Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA-China) is pleased to announce its 2014 conference. The event will feature presentations from well-known experts in the areas of China Senior Living design, legal, operations, information technology and finance.

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, Expo and social events for networking. Visit the full conference website here.


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