IFA Skim | November 2017
The Encore Prize - Engaging Older Adults to Help Kids Thrive
When you're building a movement to challenge ageism, you need to use all the tools in your toolbox. Encore.org's Encore Prize - Generation to Generation Challenge does just that. Launched in 2017, the prize stimulates, supports and sheds light on innovative U.S. programs engaging older adults to help kids succeed.
Chosen from a field of almost 200 applicants, the two winning programs demonstrate the opportunities that open up when organizations engage older adult talent. Each received $50,000 to support its work.

The first winning program is Hire Autism, a program of the Organization for Autism Research, will recruit older mentors to provide job search support for young adults on the autism spectrum. Over five years, the program will expand from its Washington DC-area home base and recruit 500 encore-age advocates to support 5,000 young people. 

The second winning program is  Critical Bridge , from the Office of San Jose,  California Mayor Sam Liccardo, which integrates caring older-adult mentors into  workforce and community-college programs to help underserved young people get  on track, discover new opportunities and change the trajectory of their lives. Within  five years, the program plans to engage 1,000 older volunteer mentors to serve 1,250 youth annually.

Nominations for the 2018 Encore Prize will open in early 2018. Click here to learn more about the prize and the fifteen semifinalists, and sign up for news about the next round.

Encore.org is building a movement to tap the skills and talents of people 50+ to improve our communities and the world. Our five year Generation to Generation campaign recruits older adults to help young people thrive. Contact Director of Network Expansion Betsy Werley for more information.

Submission Deadline 1 December 2017
Announcing the Global Conference on Integrated Care (GCIC) 2018

1-3 February 2018 | Sentosa, Singapore

The Global Conference on Integrated Care (GCIC) 2018 is an international conference that will bring together clinicians, health and social care professionals and practitioners, and policymakers from around the world to share knowledge, experiences, ideas and innovations in integrated care delivery. 
The conference will be used as a platform to look beyond the immediate horizon, future-proof healthcare delivery, and strengthen relationships between policymakers and public users to enable successful care integration.
A world-class programme of keynote lectures, plenary sessions and symposia has been designed to facilitate impactful knowledge exchange and foster fruitful dialogues with internationally renowned experts. It will cover the three key themes of:
  • Care Integration in Practice
  • Enabling Care Integration
  • Transcending Boundaries in Integrated Care 
Hear from Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer of Scotland and plenary speakers such as Dr Bruce (B.J.) Miller from the United States of America (USA), Dr Christina Maw from Hong Kong, Mr Chai Chuah from New Zealand and more!
For more information or to register, please visit us at  www.gcic2018.sg or email us at  enquiry@gcic2018.sg.

Sponsorship at the 14th Global Conference on Ageing

The IFA and the 14th Global Conference on Ageing are pleased to spotlight our newest Conference sponsors - Environics and Grantmakers in Ageing!

Are you and your organization interested in sponsoring the 14th Global Conference on Ageing? 

Visit ifa2018.com to learn more or e-mail Ms Tarah McMaster at tmcmaster@ifa-fiv.org.

Enhancing Verbal Communication Skills 
in PWA and in Healthy Older Persons
(Presentation by Dr Jacqueline Stark at the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, USA, 
9-11 November 2017)
Engaging Ageing 2018: New Frontiers of Ageing: Research, Policy, and Practice

March 13 and 14, 2018 | Dublin, Ireland

Dublin City University became the first third-level institution to adopt the concept and principles of an Age-Friendly University in 2012 and has committed to lead and highlight the role that universities can play in responding to challenges and opportunities associated with the ageing demographic of the 21st century.

In collaboration with their international partners in education representing Europe, North America, Canada, and South Korea, they are hosting the second international age-friendly universities conference on March 13 and 14, 2018.

There will be six parallel sessions:
  • Research and Innovation 
  • Community Engagement Initiatives and Partnerships
  • Education Learner Engagement and Outreach
  • Technology and Health
  • Work and Enterprise
  • Creative Ageing
The Conference's keynote speaker is Professor Alexander Kalache, former Director of the World Health Organisation's Global Ageing and Life Course Programme. During his thirteen years at WHO he launched the Active Ageing Policy Framework and the global movement on Age-Friendly Cities among many other enduring initiatives.  

Confirmed keynote speakers for the parallel sessions include:
Creative Ageing ( Professor Des O'Neill, Trinity College Dublin)
Technology and Health ( Professor Andrew Sixsmith, Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Work and Enterprise ( Professor Ruth Finkelstein, Columbia University, USA)

This event will bring together institutes of higher education, policymakers, government and civic society to share, debate and explore new frontiers of ageing across a broad range of themes.  

There is no charge to make a submission and early bird rates to attend the event  are very favourable but the deadline for submission is December 1, 2017.

For more information, click here.