Outreach 

Let Your Voice be Heard on the Sustainable Development Goals

 

A new treaty setting out the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) will be signed by all UN member states in September 2015.  These will replace the Millennium Development Goals and will have a major influence on national and international policy for the next 15 years.

 

One of the SDG targets in the treaty sends a strong message to all countries that health care provision for people age 70 and over is not a priority. 

By 2050 the number of people aged 80 years or older will reach 395 million so it can be seen as a short sighted view, with serious social and economic consequences to dismiss the provision of health care for a rapidly ageing population.

 

Sign the petition here to replace the word "premature mortality" with "preventable mortality" in the SDGs.

Grantmakers in Aging Leading the Way to Sustainability 

 

Join Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) on 28-30 October 2015 in Washington DC at the Willard InterContinental to learn from leaders in ageing philanthropy on how to develop programs that will excel in areas such as age-friendly cities and communities, health care systems, housing and transportation. 


Register for the GIA Annual Conference here.

How do you Picture Eye Care for All?

 

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) invites amateur and professional photographers around the world to highlight the impact of eye health in people's lives, by taking part in an International Photography Competition with the theme, "Eye Care for All."

 

This competition will draw attention to universal eye health coverage, especially for those who are vulnerable and most in need.  IAPB encourages photos highlighting successes as well as documenting unmet needs.


Participation in the competition is worldwide - upload a photo that best exemplifies for you, eye care for all, give it a title or a caption with your name, profession and contact details on the competition's micro-site here.

Are you Prepared to Respond to Emerging Needs of an Ageing Population?

 

The Smart Technologies Bootcamp developed by Feros Care aims to help individuals and organizations understand the current and emerging technologies as well as help shape strategies and implementation plans for the fast changing future of aged and community care. 

 

The Bootcamp will offer knowledge on how to set up a service, introduce delegates to leading professionals in the industry and gain an understanding of the industry direction and what is possible.  The Bootcamp also includes practical guides to many readily available technologies, steps to incorporate technology in service delivery and an understanding of the potential pitfalls.


Join the Smart Technologies Bootcamp here

 

The Ontario Seniors' Secretariat is now reviewing Ontario's Elder Abuse Strategy to achieve measurable results for seniors, families and communities.  The review will help identify ways to strengthen and focus goals, activities and partnerships and consider promising approaches, evidence and information on key changes in Ontario since 2002.

 

To support the review, focused roundtable discussions will be held with key stakeholders involved in elder abuse prevention and response, including those individuals/organizations from health and community care, social services, financial, legal and justice sectors, researchers, senior organizations and other relevant organisations.


To attend the roundtable discussion, RSVP by Monday 13 July 2015 by submitting an on-line registration form here
News 

First Global Monitoring Report -Tracking Universal Health Coverage

 

The Tracking Universal Health Coverage report is the first of its kind to measure health service coverage and financial protection at a country level.

 

The report promotes specific indicators for monitoring health intervention coverage and then outlines possible indicators related to financial protection measurement to track catastrophic and impoverishing health expenditure.

 

Most of the proposed indicators build on existing monitoring of the Millennium Development Goals with new indicators, including Cataract Surgical Coverage, and relate to the need to monitor the rising tide of Non-Communicable Diseases - which account for some 55% of the global disease burden.

 

Read the report here.

Ageing in Emerging Markets Report

 

The Emerging Markets Symposium (EMS) was created in 2008 as an academic initiative of Green Templeton College (GTC) and demonstrates commitment to promote understanding of the issues around managing human welfare in the modern world and the flow of ideas across traditional disciplinary and professional boundaries.

 

Few if any of the issues associated with ageing populations in emerging markets are unique.  However, as these issues are evolving faster, on a larger scale and with potentially more disruptive consequences in emerging markets than elsewhere, the questions to be considered are uncommonly urgent.

 

Read the report here.
Initiatives

IFA Member - International Longevity Centre Canada

 

The International Longevity Centre (ILC-Canada), situated in the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, is an independent think tank with a focus on proposing ideas and guiding policy to address population ageing based on international and domestic research and practice. 

 

ILC-Canada is concerned with a range of issues; however has particular interest in the area of health and long-term care and pays close attention to groups at risk.

 

Learn more on the ILC-Canada Website.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Ibadan - June 15 2015

 

To commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness day on 15 June 2015, Rossetti Care in association with Dementia Care Society of Nigeria and Dementia Nigeria teamed up with a local primary school to demonstrate the importance of older adults in a way that was both educational and fun for all.


"Growing up in Nigeria in the 60s the idea of elder abuse was inconceivable.  But times change and in the hustle bustle of our fast developing nation some of the older adults are being left behind, neglected and ill-treated.  This is a 21st century reality that needs to be addressed in Nigeria and throughout the world." - Dementia Nigeria

Read more about WEAAD, Ibadan 2015 here.

IFA Member - Happy Ageing Alliance

 

The Happy Ageing Alliance, founded in 2014, is an innovative partnership comprised of scientific societies, such as Italian Society of Hygiene (SItI), Italian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SIGG) and Italian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (SIMFER). 

 

The Happy Ageing Alliance focuses on active ageing and staying healthy with an effort to encourage the scientific community, civil society and institutions to pay more attention to themes of the ageing population in Europe and the socio-economic and cultural dynamics related to it.  

 

The goal of the Alliance is to study and promote policies and activities to improve the health and quality of life of older adults while ensuring the sustainability and efficiency of social health and welfare.


Learn more about the Happy Ageing Alliance on their website.

Welcoming IFA's New Members

Encore.org, represented by Ms. Betsy Werley, Director of Network Expansion, USA 

 

 

Dr. Philip Stafford, Center Director, Center on Ageing and Community, Indiana University, USA 

 

Ms. Gail Kohn, DC Age Friendly City Coordinator, DC Officer of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services - Capitol Hill Village,USA 

 

 

Ms. Shuying ZhangTongji University School of Medicine, China  

 

 

Happy Ageing Alliance, represented by Mr. Marco Magheri, Director, Italy 

 

 

Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA) Cameroon, represented by Mr. Njuakom Nchii Francis, Director, Republic of Cameroon 

 

 

 

 

International Longevity Alliance (ILA), represented by Mr. Didier Coeurnelle, Belgium 


 

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