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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.


Abbeyfield Society to Create a New Approach to Dementia Care

Abbeyfield Society has broken ground on a new building in Winnersh in the U.K. designed with a "residents first" approach. Its plans include a wide range of highly innovative communal facilities, including a cinema, activity rooms for painting and sewing, a restaurant and cafe, sensory rooms and wellbeing areas including spa, a library, and a shop stocked with groceries.

Residential Solution for Growing Aged Care Needs in China

IAHSA Board Member and President and CEO of China Senior Care, Mark Spitalnik, was recently interviewed by CNBC Squak Box Asia on ageing issues in China. In the interview, Mark discusses china's one child policy, it's impact on senior care and a residential solution to address the growing needs of Chinese seniors.

The Gift of Global Ageing

In LeadingAge California's Winter Issue of Engage Magazine, Katie Smith Sloan, Executive Director of IAHSA, shares her insights on a world where the population of adults aged over 60 is increasing at the fastest pace ever.

Older People Worldwide Speak Out About Discrimination

The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) interviewed over 2000 older persons from around the world about how they are being discriminated against and the impact it has had on their lives.

Global Ageing Hero to Speak at Perth

Dr. Alexandre Kalache, an early champion of health promotion who coined the term "active aging" and introduced the idea of age-friendly communities will be a featured speaker at the IAHSA/ACSA Conference in Perth Australia 31 August - 4 September 2015.

Person-Centered + Non-Invasive Technology = Excellence in Dementia Care

IAHSA's US Chapter, LeadingAge, recently awarded the Excellence in Dementia Care Award to Presbyterian SeniorCare, a nonprofit provider of aging services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that developed a residential Alzheimer's community aimed a promoting self-care through non-invasive technology.

Aged Care Community Integrates Spiritual Lifestyle With Design

A Muslim Aged Care Community is planned in Sydney, adjacent to the Gallipoli mosque. The architects have blended the mosque and the care community.

Country Profile: Housing Options for Seniors in Canada

Senior Housing options in Canada are as complex as they are in developed countries--there are a range of labels, funding and services. The gatekeeper for consumers is the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), a government-funded organization that connects individuals to care services based on their needs.

Change Day 11 March 2015 - Make Your Pledge Today!

Join the global movement to positively impact your community by making a pledge to do one thing to improve the health and well-being of individuals, communities and the health care system as a whole. 

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. 



Care Home Open Day

19 June 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.

Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale

21-24 July 2015, Honolulu Hawaii

What do cherry blossoms and the Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale conference in Hawai'i have in common? They both connect us to Japanese culture. Join Generations United and both their national and international partners for Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale, July 21-24, as they explore the role of the O'hana (Hawai’ian for family including blood-related as well as adoptive or intentional family) in Hawai’ian culture. Learn more here.

2015 ACSA/IAHSA Global Ageing Conference

 31 August - 4 September 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

1-4 November 2015, Boston, MA USA

Registration opens Summer 2015.

EAHSA Bi-Annual Conference

 22-23 September 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.


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