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

#GetLoud About Mental Health

This week is Mental Health Week in Canada, and the ‪#‎GetLoud‬ campaign aims to increase awareness about mental health issues. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15% of older adults aged 60 and over suffer from some form of mental disorder.  Mental health issues often go undiagnosed by health care professionals…

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The Case for Age-Friendly Communities Report

In a report prepared for Grantmakers in Aging, it was predicted that by 2050, the percentage of people over the age of 65 in the United States will reach 20%. Unlike most natural resources, older adults are a growing resource. To take advantage of the opportunities that older adults represent,…

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A New View into Pneumonia Among Older Adults Report!

“Despite the protection that vaccination offers, unacceptable numbers of human beings continue to die or suffer from this preventable disease,” said Dr Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing and part of the PneuVue Expert Panel. “Pneumonia can affect anyone, even those who lead a healthy lifestyle….

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Blog

My Internship at the International Federation on Ageing

Written by: Ms Maëlle Undstad I have been working as an intern for the last four months at the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in Toronto.  My internship at the IFA and my close collaboration with its team is a very interesting and rewarding experience that met my expectations.  I wished…

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