Age-friendly Cities and Communities

Look here for updates on the webinar series geared towards addressing and resolving barriers towards sustainable age-friendly cities and communities.

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2015 Annual Members Meeting

The 2015 Annual Members Meeting will be held at the IFA headquarters in Toronto, Canada on Wednesday 2nd September 2015 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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IFA 13th Global Conference on Ageing

Join us 21-23 June 2016 for the International Federation on Ageing 13th Global Conference, Disasters in an Ageing World: Readiness, Resilience and Recovery.

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IFA Copenhagen Summit

An international knowledge exchange platform for government, industry and civil society to discuss the benefits of reablement for older people.

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News

Why Ageing Should be a Concern for the World Humanitarian Summit

Humanitarian needs in 2014 and the outlook for 2015 continue the upward trend of the last decade. In 2014, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the numbers of forcibly-displaced people reached 59.5 million2 (of which 19.5 million are refugees and 38.2 million internally displaced), the highest level since records began. This increase…

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WHO Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)

WHO’s SAGE is a longitudinal study collecting data on adults aged 50 years and older, plus a smaller comparison sample of adults aged 18–49 years, from nationally representative samples in China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russian Federation and South Africa. Findings from a multi-country study in lower-middle and upper-middle income countries,…

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Falling Between the Cracks: Abuse and Violence Against Older Women

Elder abuse remains a largely taboo subject and violence against older women often falls between the cracks of laws, policies and programmes. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), designated as 15 June, was initiated by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) in 2006, and recognised as a United Nations Day by the General Assembly in its…

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Blog

Tough Love for Bubbie

Helping someone you care about when they don’t want help is complex. When do you honor their wishes, and when do you superimpose your own beliefs out of a conviction that your instincts are correct? Several years ago, my husband and I faced this question with my mother-in-law; it was…

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Fear of Crime and Older Adults: Myth, presumption, or fact?

My Master’s project in Gerontology, which I completed in 2013, explored 45 years of research addressing fear of crime and older adults.  A close look at the literature actually reveals the correlations between age and fear to be weak.  In fact, the relationship is often the opposite with younger people…

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Up Close and Personal

“I love the job I have now, I wish I started working in this field earlier, but I don’t think I would be as good at it or as empathetic and patient towards my patients.” – Anna Kaczmarek. My mother, Anna, 55 years of age, is a Personal Support Worker…

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