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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Diabetic Retinopathy Barometer Study

Take part in the largest global diabetic retinopathy survey! With your participation we can increase knowledge, raise awareness, and improve healthcare

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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

Tracking Universal Health Coverage: First global monitoring report

This new report co-authored by the WHO and the World Bank is the first of its kind to measure a small set of indicators to track and monitor health service coverage and financial protection to assess countries’ progress towards universal health coverage. It shows that at least 400 million people do…

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Adult Immunization is Healthy Ageing

The Adult Immunization Advocacy Summit convening on the 26-27 June 2015 in Rome, Italy marks a major step to considering the life course approach to immunization in the context of the healthy ageing policy agenda. The World Health Organization and the US Department of Health and Human Services have identified vaccinations as…

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Sustainable Development Goals: Ageism or Realism?

In September, the U.N. will vote to adopt 17 Sustainable Development Goals (aka SDGs). They cover issues like poverty, health and climate change. The idea is to encourage the 192 U.N. member states to establish policies that will make the world a better place over the next 15 years. At…

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Blog

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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End-of-life: The Wishes of Older Adults Should Come First

Lots of age-related news and debates are currently happening in France. The French bill on the adaptation of society to the ageing of the population was passed one month ago at the National Assembly.  It strives to anticipate the consequences of an ageing population on society and public policies as…

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