Companion Animals Photographic Competition

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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New Adult Immunization Advocacy Champion Summit Report Published!

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 for the 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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Register Now! 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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News

When a Family Member has Dementia: Balancing Life, Work and Caregiving

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in partnership with The Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support and Training are proud to convene to host a webinar entitled: When a Family Member has Dementia: Balancing Life, Work and Caregiving Host and Moderator: Dr Jane Barratt, International…

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IFA Copenhagen Summit – Reduced Registration for Delegates

The IFA Copenhagen Summit invites thought leaders and decision makers in government, industry and civil society to a high-level knowledge exchange platform on improving the capacity and capability of older people through reablement policy. Registration is open to all invited delegates.  Due to the high cost of the US dollar, the fees associated…

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Innovation in Dementia Care: PARO at Revera Inc.’s Pinecrest Manor

In a newly launched innovative dementia care pilot program for long-term care patients, PARO the Seal will now be available for dementia patients in Revera Inc.’s Pinecrest Manor, on loan from the IFA. PARO is an interactive companion robot that was developed by Dr Takanori Shibata of Japan’s National Institute of…

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Blog

The Cost of Ageing in America

By 2050, people aged 65 and older will make up more than 20 percent of the U.S. population. As a result of public health initiatives and medical advances throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, people are now living longer than ever before. Health advancements related to the treatment of heart…

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Learning More About Diabetic Alert Dogs

According to the International Diabetes Federation, over 380 million people worldwide, live with diabetes—a number only projected to increase to more than half a billion people in the next few decades. On World Diabetes Day (#WDD) 2015, we chose to learn more about diabetic alert dogs and to do so…

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The Elderly: The Forgotten Population of Liberia

The issues of ageing and the elderly has yet to become an agenda in Liberia. There is no policy nor a constitutional clause regarding the elderly in Liberia. Various studies conducted by the Liberian Association of Retired Persons and the recently formed Coalition of Caregivers and Advocates of the Elderly in Liberia…

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