International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing


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. 

Staying At Home Longer in China

In China, studies have shown that staying at home longer was linked to better psychological well-being among Chinese seniors.

IAHSA Reflection: Madiba's Life Offers Lessons on Service

We lost a wise world elder and leader in Madiba -- let his legacy live on through the work IAHSA does.

First CCRC Opens in Peru

Arcadia, of Residencias Vallesol SAC -an IAHSA member - opened its doors as the first CCRC in Peru.

Nutrition and Dementia - Review of Available Research 

A key finding of ADI's report- "Nutrition and Dementia - Review of Available Research" - is that while weight loss is a common problem for people with dementia, undernutrition can be avoided.

Unusual Use of the Usual

Technologies can play a vital role in creating a better life for people of all ages but to be adopted they need to be fun, affordable, age neutral and natural extensions of technologies in ready use in today's households.

Is Cultural Competence Culturally Appropriate?

What does diversity mean when the scope is extensive and it may, in fact, be normative?

G8 Commits to Developing Cure for Dementia

At the recent G8 summit, the leading economies of the world made a commitment to developing a cure for Dementia by 2025.

IAHSA Celebrates Caregivers

What better way to celebrate our 20th year than to honor great caregivers from our membership.

2014: New Year, New Board

IAHSA welcomes new Board Members in 2014 and says farewell to committed past members. See who comprises the new Board. 

A Better Life: Valuing our Later Years

Written by Imogen Blood, Joseph Roundtree Foundation study probes what can help older people with high support needs to improve their quality of life.

Belong: Winner of Excellence in Ageing Services

This year, IAHSA gave its Excellence in Ageing Services award to Belong, a community in the U.K., for its successful exercise program.

Photos from the 10th International Conference

Check out photos from the IAHSA/IAHSA-China 10th International Conference in Shanghai, which took place at Le Royal Meridien Hotel from 17-20 November, 2013.

Thank You from IAHSA to Conference Participants

A letter from Katie Sloan, Executive Director, to all conference participants, sponsors and speakers who attended the 10th International Conference in Shanghai, November 2013.

Seeking Donations for Older People Affected by Typhoon Haiyan

The most powerful storm ever recorded has just devastated the Philippines. As always, older people are among the most vulnerable and isolated in the wake of such a calamity. Donate now to help the people of the Philippines.

A Conversation with Katie Sloan

There is a lot of asset capacity coming on-line in China’s senior housing. Asia Healthcare Blog sits down with Katie Smith Sloan about building up a plan to address this.

Where we stand now in the Post-2015 Process

This report mandates the UN to embark on an inclusive, open, and transparent multi-stakeholder consultation process to help inform and design the post-2015 agenda.

Reaching Across Borders

Swapping ideas with providers from other nations will help forge promising solutions to benefit the world’s elderly population. Katie Sloan explains why.

Livable Communities

In a recent report on aging in place and the potential that environments have to benefit not only older adults but families and societies as well, MetLife Mature Market Institute composed an indicator system focused on goods, services and infrastructure.

Ageing India

"As young families move to pursue modern jobs in the cities and life expectancy increases, India struggles to address a growing heartbreaking cap in Elder Care."

Reinventing the Babushka

Today, body-and-soul courses aimed at older people are suddenly popping up everywhere in Moscow to revolutionize the concept of a traditional babushka.

Being Old and Healthy in Japan

International Longevity Center- Japan gives insight into population ageing in Japan up to the year 2025.


Chicago Study Tour

June 1-7 2014, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) will lead a week-long Study tour to communities in the Chicagoland area around the theme of "Community Partnerships".

Registration is now open.  Schedule of Events is available here.

Toronto Study Tour

August 17-20, Toronto, Canada.

IAHSA is inviting researchers and providers to Canada on a three-day tour of long-term care research and its implementation in care settings.  The tour will visit Tornoto Rehab, Schlegel Villages and Baycrest in a series of site visits, lectures and roundtables with the opportunity to engage with researchers and leadership on how to make provider-based research partnerships and translate research into practice.  More information will be available in early April 2014.


EAHSA 2014 Conference

September 25-26, 2014. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

IAHSA's European Chapter, EAHSA, orgnizes a biannual European conference.  In 2014, the conference will focus around the theme of "Innovation in Ageing Services: Pathways to the Future". In joint partnership with ActiZ, the Dutch association for residential and home care organizations and infant and child health clinics, EAHSA invites you to join its members in Amsterdam to share knowledge on the pathway to the future in ageing services.  For more information, visit the EAHSA conference website. 

Technology Forum

September 24, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

This forum will explore actual and potential uses of technologies, including those that have strong evidence of efficacy to improve quality of life, efficient delivery of care and services and have promise of reducing costs. We will review recent research findings that explore the relevance and effectiveness of technologies to address chronic care management and other needs associated with aging. We will explore emerging technologies and their application in real world settings. And, we will look at technology-enabled care models that feature long term care in a variety of settings. Technology is a critical element of the kind of innovation that is needed to address our global aging phenomenon. The Global Aging Technology Forum will bring together leaders in this field to explore today’s reality and the opportunities that lie ahead. 

South African Care Forum

October 7-10, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 

The South African Care Forum is joining forces with the National Care Forum (NCF) UK, Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) and Care Malta to celebrate National Care Home Open Day on 20 June 2014.  The South African Care Forum is spearheaded by IAHSA's Board Chair, Margie Van Zyl.

LeadingAge Annual Meeting

October 19-22, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

LeadingAge brings thousands of non-profit members together each year to the Annual Meeting and Expo, a learning environment filled iwth education presentations, hundred of experts, useful member-focused tools and hearty lunches.  Join LeadingAge and IAHSA next year in Downtown Nashville.  Learn more about the event here. 

2015 Bi-Annual Conference

August 31 - September 3, 2015, Perth, Australia.

Information to be available Spring 2014.  Please check back for more information.


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