Companion Animals and the Health of Older Persons

Join in highlighting the multiple therapeutic benefits of companion animals for older adults by submitting your photo for a chance to win up to $1000 USD!

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Your Global Point of Contact to Vaccination Experts

Learn more about how IFA is working towards improving the uptake rates of adult immunization globally and ensuring healthy ageing for all.

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Register Now: IFA 13th Global Conference on Ageing

Take advantage of the early bird fees by registering today for the IFA 13th Global Conference on Ageing, 21-23 June 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.

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IFA Copenhagen Summit, 17-19 April 2016

A high-level international knowledge exchange platform on 17-19 April 2016 to discuss the benefits of reablement for older people in ageing policy.

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IFA Expert Centre

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) works to be a global point of connection to experts and expertise as a means to help influence and shape policy related to older people and population ageing. Toward this outcome the IFA is pleased to launch this “virtual expert centre”, featuring thought leaders and special experts in policy, research and practice in fields associated with population ageing.

News

New WHO Report: Community-based Social Innovations for Older People

The WHO Kobe Centre has issued a report of an expert consultation documenting initial research conducted in seven low and middle income countries of community-based social innovations (CBSI) supporting older people. These  include community-based, peer organizations and mod­els that serve to provide certain health and social services, and/or act as…

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Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC

Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations Deadline: 1 June 2016 NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC consultative status should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline 1 June 2016. Click here for background information, the benefits and instructions how…

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Companion Animals & the Health of Older Persons: International Nurses Day

Today is ‪International Nurses Day‬. Did you know ‪Companion Animal‬ programs exist to prevent burnout and reduce stress in hospital staff? ER Nurse Health Matthew founded the Pet the Pooch program where animals from the SPCA are brought into to visit health care professionals, which reduces stress, blood pressure and anxiety….

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Blog

Technologies and Evidence for Healthy Ageing and Financial Services

By Derek Yach, Chair, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Ageing & Chief Health Officer, Vitality While a level of cognitive decline is normal with age, the ability of people to manage their finances poses challenges as our brains change with the passing years. On April 5, 2016, the…

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