IAHSA’s Mission is to connect and support ageing service providers around the world to increase quality of life for the elderly. We have found that one of the best ways for shared learning and innovation development is through personal networking and one-on-one interaction. As a result, we have created opportunities for IAHSA members to participate in study tours to foster individual dialogue with leading policy makers and professionals, while experiencing the rich culture and customs in different countries. To ensure maximum opportunity for interaction and discourse, IAHSA Study Tours limit participation to 24 individuals.
10 - 15 September 2012
IAHSA and LeadingAge Center for Applied Research Study Tour
Boston, Massachusetts and Burlington, Vermont, USA
Affordable Housing with Services
Bringing health and supportive services to affordable senior housing communities could be a cost-effective strategy for helping low-income older people age in place even as they struggle with frailty, disability and chronic illness. Since 2005, the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research has been studying the role that housing with services could play in meeting the growing need for health and long-term services and supports among low-income elders.
A number of senior housing providers have taken the lead in developing a wide range of service-enriched housing models and programs linking residents with health and supportive services. This study tour, hosted by Dr. Robyn Stone, Executive Director of LeadingAge Center for Applied Research, will take you to visit housing providers who have been on the forefront of developing housing with services strategies and influencing policy.You will learn about the types of services and supports they offer, the delivery mechanisms, their community partners, funding sources and much more.
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15 - 20 October 2012
IAHSA and Alzheimer's Disease International Study Tour
Los Angeles and San Diego, California, USA
Alzheimer's Disease: Research Meets Care
According to Alzheimer’s Disease International [ADI] more than 35 million people worldwide will have dementia in 2101. That is a 10% increase over previous global dementia prevalence and ADI predicts that it will nearly double every 20 years.
The IAHSA/ADI Study Tour will explore the research and treatment protocols for early stage dementia as well as provide a shared learning experience through site visits with communities providing care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
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