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Featured Abstract / Theme: Age-friendly Cities and Communities

Featured Abstract / Theme: Age-friendly Cities and Communities

Age-friendly environments: Facilitating daily movement to promote health and wellness Jennifer L. Copeland, University of Lethbridge, Canada Shilpa Dogra, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada Olga Theou, Dalhousie University, Canada Theme: Age-friendly Cities and Communities Format: Symposium Submit an abstract today to the topic of Ageism, Age-friendly cities and communities, Primary health care, Long-term care and Older people and pandemics. Abstract Aging is associated with increasing challenges to health and wellness, including greater risks for chronic disease, poor mobility, social isolation, and cognitive decline.  Effective strategies are needed to help older adults preserve functional capacity and maintain a healthy aging...
Benefits of attending the 15th Global Conference on Ageing “Rights Matter” virtually

Benefits of attending the 15th Global Conference on Ageing “Rights Matter” virtually

IFA is excited to share with you the benefits of attending the 15th Global Conference “Rights Matter” virtually.  There is no reason anyone should miss out on this amazing experience. Anyone anywhere can use the virtual platform because we are partnering with the best in the business to deliver a seamless virtual journey to the conference and in and out of all of the sessions.  The user-friendly virtual platform ensures a high-quality and unique experience in November 2021. Networking can actually be better: It may seem counterintuitive, but virtual networking is just as easy and sometimes better.  Virtual delegates will...
What is a virtual conference?

What is a virtual conference?

The IFA is excited to announce the first in-person and virtual Conference! The 15th Global Conference on Ageing “Rights Matter” will provide both, an in-person and virtual experience where attendees will be able to learn, collaborate and connect with global experts in the field of Ageing. The IFA is excited about the opportunity of hosting this event both virtually and in person provides to connect safely around the globe. In the virtual format, the 15th Global Conference on Ageing will be a high-quality event with a wide variety of global experts in the field. This conference will bring together like-minded...
IFA 15th Global Conference on Ageing will be held  virtually and in person

IFA 15th Global Conference on Ageing will be held virtually and in person

The IFA is thrilled to announce that the 15th Global Conference on Ageing “Rights Matter” will be convened, for the first time, both virtually and in person in Niagara Falls, Canada from 10-12 November 2021, with pre-conference summits and master classes to be held on 9 November 2021. Register now to join together – in person or virtually – with industry leaders, speakers and engage in one-on-one interaction with other industry peers in Niagara Falls, Canada or from the comfort of a home office. The IFA greatly looks forward to discussing, learning and connecting at the 15th Global Conference on...
Featured Abstract / Theme: Long-term Care

Featured Abstract / Theme: Long-term Care

Age and socioeconomic gradients in frailty among older adults in India Ravindra Chowdhary, Tata Institute Of Social Sciences, India Theme: Long-term care Format: Paper Submit an abstract today to the topic of Ageism, Age-friendly cities and communities, Primary health care, Long-term care and Older people and pandemics. Although individuals with frailty and lower socioeconomic status (SES) are vulnerable to morbidity and early mortality, few studies have investigated this association.  We intend to fill this gap with a study using older adults aged ≥ 50 years from the SAGE WAVE I in India. Objective: The two objectives of the study are to...
Featured Abstract / Theme: Age-friendly Cities and Communities

Featured Abstract / Theme: Age-friendly Cities and Communities

Videoconferencing as a tool for later life learning Kevin Connaughton, National Resource Center for Osher Institutes, United States, Irwin Kuzmarov, McGill Community for Lifelong Learning, Canada, Frank Nicholson, Ontario Later-Life Learning Videoconferencing Working Group, Canada, Maria Chester, International Association of Universities of the Third Age, United Kingdom, Harry Belsey, University of the Third Age Cambridge, United Kingdom, Linda Tu, Academy for Lifelong Learning, Canada. Theme: Ageism Format: Workshop Submit an abstract today to the topic of Ageism, Age-friendly cities and communities, Primary health care, Long-term care and Older people and pandemics. The purpose of this workshop is to update conference attendees...
Featured Abstract / Theme: Ageism

Featured Abstract / Theme: Ageism

Combating ageism, dementia-ism and paternalism in long-term care: Human rights as a practice model Daniella Greenwood, Daniella Greenwood & Associates, Australia Theme: AgeismFormat: Paper Submit an abstract today to the topic of Ageism, Age-friendly cities and communities, Primary health care, Long-term care and Older people and pandemics. Ageism, dementia-ism and paternalism structure the lives of older people living in long-term care, diminishing their status as equal citizens.  Person-centred and relationship-centred approaches have failed to address the deeply embedded philosophical and operational influence of the medical/institutional model and paternalistic assumptions.  People living with dementia in these institutions continue to be treated...
Featured Abstract / Theme: Primary health care

Featured Abstract / Theme: Primary health care

Building connected communities for all ages: Moving from social exclusion to social inclusion Pat Spadafora, Kaleidoscope Consulting, CanadaMargaret Denton, McMaster University, Canada Theme: Primary health careFormat: Workshop Submit an abstract today to the topic of Ageism, Age-friendly cities and communities, Primary health care, Long-term care and Older people and pandemics. From May 2016 – April 30th, 2019, with funding from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, 7 organizations in Hamilton formed a collaborative to deliver innovative projects that addressed the social isolation of adults 55+ living in the greater Hamilton area.  The overall objectives were to measurably...
IFA 15th Global Conference, Now in November 2021

IFA 15th Global Conference, Now in November 2021

The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the health and economic well-being of citizens and societies globally.  With the best intelligence that can be gained from public health officials and considering current travel restrictions, the IFA has decided to move the 15th Global Conference on Ageing (for the last time) to November 2021 to ensure the health and safety of all delegates, speakers, staff and volunteers. ____________________________   15th Global Conference on Ageing: 10-12 November 2021 Pre-Conference: 9 November 2021 Location: Niagara Falls, Canada ____________________________ [ms_button style="normal" link="https://ifa.eventsair.com/15th-global-conference-on-ageing/november-2021/Site/Register" size="medium" shape="rounded" shadow="no" block="no" target="_blank" self" gradient="no" color="#52a3a0" text_color="#ffffff" icon="" icon_animation_type="" border_width="2" class=""...
New Conference Themes Announced

New Conference Themes Announced

Aligned with the Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030, underpinned through a rights-based approach, the IFA has reshaped the conference structure around 5 key themes: Ageism, Age-friendly environments, Primary health care, Long-term care, and Older People and Pandemics.     The IFA looks forward to your abstract submission. These will be reviewed on a rolling basis ending 30 June 2021. Find out more.