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

Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health Implemented at 69th WHA

In May of 2014, the World Health Assembly asked the Director General for a global strategy to address the needs of the world’s rapidly ageing population. The Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health was created to establish a framework for Member States, the WHO Secretariat and partner…

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News Release – From Plan to Action: Combating Ageism to Achieve Healthy Ageing

TORONTO, ON | 24 May 2016 – Associated with the 69th World Health Assembly, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and HelpAge International are together calling for a multisectoral global campaign to combat ageism and increase public awareness about…

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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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Blog

“Reablement” and What It Means For Global Aging

Guest Blog Contributed by Dr Jill Bjerke, IFA member and creator of the home assessment mobile app Silver Spaces Recently I was very fortunate to attend the invitation-only International Federation on Ageing 2016 Summit on “Reablement and Older People” in Copenhagen, Denmark. 17 countries were represented, including China, Australia and Nigeria….

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