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INIAnet: Official newsletter of the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations — (INIA)  Malta
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ISSN 1997-1648                                                                   No.5                May 2016

INIA’s Training Programmes 

100th In-Situ training programme in Social Gerontology, Mumbai, India

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), organised it’s 100th in-situ training programme in Social Gerontology, together with the International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) in collaboration with TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). This programme was held between 11 — 15 April 2016 at TISS, Mumbai, India and attended by 27 participants, all working in the field of ageing.
Group photo of participants together with Dr. Marvin Formosa (Director, INIA), Mr. Jayant Umranikar (Chairman, ILC-I), Rosette Farrugia-Bonello (Research and Programme Manager, INIA) and Ms. Anjali Raje (Executive Director, ILC-I).
Lectures which featured during this four day programme included: Global population of ageing; Population ageing in India; Health and Socio-economic aspects of ageing; Family dynamics; The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in older age; Medical conditions in older age; Health and nutrition; Dementia; Quality of Life and the importance of intergenerational solidarity.

In-Situ training programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Ankara, Turkey

Group photo of participants together with Dr. Marvin Formosa (Director, INIA), and the council members of the Turkish Geriatrics Society (TGS).
The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), organised an in-situ training programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics in Ankara, Turkey, held between the 25-29 April 2016, in collaboration with the Turkish Geriatrics Society. This training programme was attended by 29 participants, all working in the field of ageing.
Lectures which featured during this four day programme included: Global population of ageing; Population ageing in Turkey; Geriatric giants; Health and nutrition; The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in older age; Quality of Life in old age; Community services; Elder abuse; Home care; and Psychological aspects in older age.
Council Members of the Turkish Geriatrics Society (TGS).

Upcoming In-Situ training programme in Social Gerontology in Manila, Philippines 

Partnerships

INIA Satellite Centre for SAARC countries

On the 10 April 2016, the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations – Malta (INIA) and the International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I)  signed an agreement whereby both parties agreed on mutual collaboration and to organise more in-situ training programmes on ageing for SAARC countries, so as to increase the capacity building.
Satellite Council Members:
Mr. Jayant Umranikar, (Chairman), Dr. Marvin Formosa, (Vice Chairperson); Ms. Rosette Farrugia Bonello, Dr. Siva Raju, Ms. Anjali Raje, Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan, Dr. Ferdous Ara Begum, Dr. Shiromi Maduwage, Dr. Lochana Shrestha,  and Prof. Shivajirao Kadam.

Collaborative agreement between INIA and TGS

On the 25 April 2016, the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations – Malta (INIA) and the Turkish Geriatrics Society (TGS)  signed an agreement whereby both parties agreed on mutual collaboration and to organise more in-situ training programmes on ageing, in the coming future.

INIA visits A1 Snehanjali‬ assisted living care home-India

As part of her mission to Mumbai, India, Ms. Rosette Farrugia-Bonello (Research and Programmes Manager-INIA) had the courtesy to visit the A1 Snehanjali assisted living care home, located in Thane and run under the administration of Silver Inning Foundation.

Ms. Farrugia-Bonello was immediately welcome to the home by Ms. Jenet Faras the centre manager and it’s residents, where  she was embraced with flower reeds and hand made gifts made by the residents. Following the warm gesture, a show round of the home was given together with Mr. Sailesh Misrah, INIA’s past participant and founder of Silver Inning Foundation.

Ms. Rosette Farrugia-Bonello (Research and Programmes Manager- INIA), together with Mr. Sailesh Mishra (Founder of Silver Inning Foundation), Ms. Jenet Faras (Manager, A1 Snehanjali home) together with the residents.

Information Exchange & Networking

INIA meets Daniela Bas, Director DSPD UNDESA

On 3 March 2016, INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa and Research and Programme Manager Rosette Farrugia-Bonello met with Daniela Bas, Director of the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). Dr. Marvin Formosa spoke about the mandate and vision of INIA for the coming three years. Discussions evolved on how both entities are to collaborate, with the aim of meeting the challenges of population ageing through capacity building and training, most particularly in countries with low-economies and in countries with economies-in-transition. Daniela Bas congratulated INIA for its sterling work, and looked forward to INIA’s forthcoming work towards the achievement of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

ST. Petersburg, XI International Forum Senior Generation

Dr. Marvin Formosa (Director, INIA) attended the XI International Forum -Senior Generation in St. Petersburg, which was held between the 30 March — 2 April 2016.

The Senior Generation Forum is the biggest specialized exhibition and congress project in Russia, aimed at the development of the goods and services market for older persons for the purpose of creation of the most comfortable living conditions.

The Forum offered the space for demonstrations and discussions of products and services for older persons by the professional community on industry development. Dr. Formosa delivered a keynote presentation titled Four decades of the University of the Third Age: Past, present, future.

Masters Dissertation Seminar 

The Department of Gerontology, faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta, organised a dissertation seminar which took place on 8 April 2016 at INIA. During this seminar, students reading for the Masters in Gerontology and Geriatrics, were given the opportunity to share and discuss their research idea with Dr. Marvin Formosa, Director, INIA and Head of Gerontology Department, University of Malta; Dr. Christian Borg Xuereb, lecturer gerontology, faculty of Social Wellbeing, University of Malta; Rosette-Farrugia Bonello, Research and Programme Manager, INIA; and respective colleagues.

INIA’s Alumni

Sailesh Mishra

Founder & Director
Silver Inning- India

Policy Formulation, Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2010
UMANG 2016 — A Senior Citizen Talent Show was held on 16 April 2016 in #Mumbai Presented by Rotary Club of Nariman Point — Mumbai , Rotaract Club of Rizvi law College and Inner Wheel Club of Mumbai Nariman Point, in association with Silver Inning Foundation
Around 125 participant from 50 years of age to 79 years performed for a 1000 plus audience.
Partners — UNIBIC Biscuits and network partners — FESCOM, HelpAge India, PrideAge, Silver Talkies, 1298 Senior Citizens Helpline, A1 Snehanjali, Sneh Kala Kendra, Palliative Care Dept., Bhaktivedanta Hospital, PHOTOMIST and OMAshram, Bangalore.

INIA Social Network

One of the best way of keeping connected is by being informed. With this in mind and in keeping up with the latest trends, following INIA has never been made easier! We are just one click away — by following our website, facebookand twitter page, you will gain instant access to our latest updates and news!

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INIA’s Forthcoming Work Programme 2016

May   
International training programme on Enabling Quality of Life in Long-Term Care, Malta.

June  
In-situ training programme on Ageing Policy Formulation in Abuja, Nigeria — in collaboration with the Dave Omokaro Foundation, Nigeria.

August
In-situ training programme on Gerontology and Geriatrics in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia — in collaboration with the Institute for Gerontology — Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

September
In-situ training programme on Gerontology and Geriatrics in Minsk, Belarus — in collaboration with UNFPA Belarus.

September
In-situ training programme on Gerontology and Geriatrics in Manila, the Philippines — in collaboration with the Philippine Society for Geriatrics and Geriatrics (PSGG), Philippines.

September — October
2016 UNFPA Executive Training Course on Population, Ageing and Development organised by Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, UNFPA and INIA, Malta.

October
In-situ training programme on Gerontology and Geriatrics in Tbilisi, Georgia — in collaboration with the Institute of Demography and Sociology, Georgia.

October — November
International training programme on Gerontology and Geriatrics for Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau’s officials (BCAB), in Malta.

November
International training programme on Policy Formulation, Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in Malta.

December
In-situ training programme on Gerontology and Geriatrics in Nairobi, Kenya — in collaboration with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya.December
In-situ training programme on Gerontology and Geriatrics in Beijing, China — in collaboration the China Gerontological Society, China.

International Forthcoming Events 2016

23-25 May (Barcelona, Spain)
ICIC16 – 16th International Conference on Integrated Care
A Movement for Change: Enabling People-Centred and Integrated Health and Social Care
For further information visit: http://integratedcarefoundation.org/events/icic16-16th-international-conference-on-integrated-care

23-28 May (Geneva, Switzerland)
69th World Health Assembly

25 May
Side event: From Plan to Action: Combating Ageism to Achieve Healthy Ageing 
Speakers include John Beard (WHO), Amleset Tewodros (HelpAge International), IFRC, IFA, Government of Sweden.
Venue: ICRC Humanitarium, 18:30 – 20:30

27 May
Side Event: Healthy Ageing: Innovative approaches to promote health across the life-course
Speakers include WHO, Governments of Australia, Thailand, Japan, US, Netherlands, Norway, and an older person (TBC).
Venue: Palais des Nations, lunchtime

For more information, contact: healthy.ageing@ifrc.org.

8-11 June (Fortaleza, Brazil)
Brazilian Congress on Gerontology & Geriatrics: How are we getting older? The Individual, the Society and Brazil’, organized by the Sociedade Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia (SBGG)
For further information visit: http://www.cbgg2016.com.br

9-12 June (Kobe, Japan)
The Second Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2016 on Justice and Sustainability, organized by the International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
For further information visit: http://iafor.org/conferences/agen2016/

19-22 June (Tampere, Finland)
23rd Nordic Congress on Gerontology on ‘Good Ageing-Better Society’ 
For further information visit: 23nkg2016@tavicon.fi

21-23 June (Brisbane, Australia)
International Federation on Ageing (IFA) 13th Global Conference
Theme: Disasters in an Ageing World
Speakers include Toby Porter, Chief Executive, HelpAge International
For more information contact:  ifa2016@arinex.com.au.

28 June — 1 July (Sydney, Australia)
World Congress on Active Ageing 2016
For more information visit: http://www.wcaa2016.com.au/index.php

23-27 July (San Francisco, USA)
21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Theme: Global Aging and Health: Bridging Science, Policy, and Practice 
For further information visit: http://www.iagg2017.org/en/

24-28 July (Toronto, Canada)
Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on ‘A Global Forum to advance Dementia Science’,  
For further information visit: www.alz.org/aaic

8-19 August (Cape Town, South Africa)
Designing and Implementing Social Transfer Programmes 
This two-week course is jointly accredited by EPRI and Maastricht University
For further information visit: http://epri.org.za/what-we-do/courses/capetown/

22-23 September (Lyon, France)
The European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA) Biannual Conference, ‘Think European-Act Locally: New Business Models and Success Stories in the Provision of Care, housing and Services for the Elderly’,
For further information visit: : www.eahsa.eu Twitter: @eahsa2016

28-30 September (Nice, France)
10th World Conference on Gerontechnology
Theme: Sustainable Humanity
Organised by: The International Society for Gerontology
For more information visit: www.isg2016.org

3-14 October (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
Designing and Implementing Social Transfer Programmes 
This two-week course is jointly accredited by EPRI and Maastricht University
For further information visit: http://epri.org.za/what-we-do/courses/chiangmai/

20-22 October (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting on Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging, organized by the Canadian Association on Gerontology.
For further information visit: http://CAG2016.ca

18-20 November (Kaohsiung,Taiwan)
BIT 4th Annual World Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology 2016
Theme: “Better Health in Old Age”
For further information visit: http://www.bitcongress.com/WCGG2016/

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