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

Revera Retirement Communities Celebrate National Dog Day

To mark National Dog Day, many Revera retirement communities across the country are holding special events to celebrate our four-legged residents and friends on August 26th 2015. Featuring dogs that reside at Revera retirement communities, as well as visiting canines, a wide range of dog-themed activities taking place will bring…

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What Data are the Right Data to Show That Public Research Works?

Canada is known worldwide as an innovative and thoughtful nation when it comes to studying public health interventions and their impact on current and future generations. The growing prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have a major impact on individuals and families, as well…

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Meet PARO at the IFA Offices in Toronto

Available for Trial! PARO is a companion robot, developed by Dr Takanori Shibata of Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. PARO is a therapeutic robot with the appearance of a baby harp seal and weighs the same as a newborn baby. It has tactile sensors and moves its tail…

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Blog

Aligning Drug Approvals

For the past 13 months my father-in-law has been undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma in Australia. No doubt it has been a period with many highs and lows but he is resilient and steadfast in his resolve to beat this debilitating condition. A prolific reader he understands well the potential…

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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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