Международная федерация по старению (IFA): Бюллетень, июнь 2017

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IFA Skim | June 2017
Global recognition for age-friendly WA
Western Australia has today been named an affiliate member of the World Health Organisation’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities.
The prestigious recognition comes after continuous efforts by the State Government since 2006 to work toward becoming age-friendly.
WA is the first Australian State or Territory to join the group and has a significant role in supporting age-friendly communities worldwide.
The global network includes 400 cities and communities in 37 countries, covering over 146 million people worldwide and 13 affiliated programs.
As an affiliate member, the State Government will share and learn from the experiences of agencies across the globe who are committed to creating an age-friendly world.
To read the full announcement, click here
Workshop Announcement — Age-Friendly 2017
The IFA’s Secretary General, Dr. Jane Barratt, will be facilitating a workshop on age-friendly communities, in Sydney, Australia, on 20 July 2017.
The workshop is an opportunity to hear from state, national and international leaders in ageing and age-friendly communities and would be of interest to representatives from state and local governments, community services, the corporate and academic sectors.
The focus of this year’s session will be economic participation, functional ability, diversity and research.
To learn more, and to register, click here
Celebrating London Seniors with Revera
The Revera and Reel Youth Age is More Film Project is an intergenerational partnership between Revera and Reel Youth.
This intergenerational initiative has brought together older Canadians and youth from across the country, who have created compelling short films that touch on important social issues including ageism, changing gender roles in society and the impact of war on Canadians’ lives.
This project has published 120 films to-date and has created life-long relationships between the older adults and the youth participants. With partnerships like Reel Youth, Revera aims to shed light on ageism, challenge the assumptions of aging and recognize the valuable contributions of older adults to society.
The current films were produced by local youth, who spent two weekends getting to know older adults who reside at Windermere On The Mount Retirement Community, and creating films about how they are living life to the fullest.
To view the films, and to learn more about the Age is More project, click here
UN expert urges public action to halt abuse of older persons by relatives
Guest statement by Ms. Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, Independent Expert on the Human Rights of Older Persons, United Nations
Many older persons are at risk of being abused by their own relatives, a United Nations human rights expert has warned. Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, Independent Expert on the human rights of older persons, is urging greater vigilance and more reporting of suspected cases. Speaking ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June, Ms. Kornfeld-Matte says most abuse goes undetected despite clear warning signs. Her full statement is as follows:
«Elder abuse remains a taboo in many societies. It often happens inconspicuously and in many cases goes unnoticed, but we know that it occurs frequently and in all types of settings. No community or country in the world is immune.
I condemn elder abuse wherever and whenever it happens, but I am particularly appalled that older persons are often at risk from members of their own family.
We must not close our eyes to the fate of older persons, even though it is difficult to accept that our families are not always a safe haven. On this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, I urge everyone who suspects any form of elder abuse, including financial abuse, to report their concerns.
Elder abuse takes many different forms. Some people suffer discrimination in the public sphere, linguistic discrimination, isolation, neglect and financial exploitation. Others face psychological violence, the withholding of basic needs, physical violence or sexual abuse.
Most cases go undetected despite clear warning signs — for example unexplained bruises, lack of medical care, malnutrition or dehydration, unexplained changes of alertness, or sudden changes in finances and accounts.»
To read the full statement, click here
IFA 2018 Conference Bursary Program — Be Part of the Change
The IFA is committed to ensuring that delegates from low and middle income countries are given the opportunity to contribute and benefit from the conference.  For this reason, 10% of sponsorship dollars and 8% of registration fees will contribute to the Bursary Program.
Delegates can be part of this campaign by adding a few dollars onto your conference registration. To register now, please click  here.
For more information on the Bursary Program, please click  here.
Age Concern New Zealand — What You Need to Know!
Age Concern New Zealand believes everyone deserves a great future. The organization support older kiwis to have a healthy lifestyle, full of opportunities and protection from harm.
Age Concern New Zealand is the lead agency for issues associated with ageing in New Zealand. They promote the rights of older people to access services and information. They are particularly interested in policy, frameworks, research and best practice around an Age Friendly New Zealand, valuing our older work force and promoting health and wellbeing.
Age Concern New Zealand has a network of 35 local Age Concerns providing elder abuse and neglect prevention, health promotion, a befriending service, and social programmes as well as resources, publications and information on a diverse range of topics.
The organization want to collaborate on global issues and be a valued partner in the international ageing ecosystem.
Social Connection
Age Concern New Zealand prides themselves in their social connection activities to help end loneliness for older New Zealanders. They seed fund local communities to setup local solutions for suitable group activities. They also match over 4500 older lonely people with volunteers to enjoy weekly conversation and shared interests.
Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Age Concern provides free and confidential Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Services.  The organization employs professional staff to work with older people and their carers, providing support and advocacy.
Health Promotion
Age Concern New Zealand’s portfolio covers a range of service delivery areas. These include falls prevention education, strength and balance activities, improved nutrition, men’s health, Maori wellbeing and positive ageing.
For more information on Age Concern New Zealand, click here
To visit Age Concern New Zealand’s website, click here
Ageing Nepal Announces Year Book of Older People — 2017 Edition
Coinciding with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which took place on Thursday, June 15, 2017, Ageing Nepalhas released their Year Book of Senior Citizens 2017.
The Year Book of Senior Citizens 2017 contains information/data on everything done by, and for, older people of Nepal in 2016 as reported in media and police report.
To read the full report, click here
Dementia-Friendly Travel Takes Off at Brisbane Airport
Alzheimer’s Australia is thrilled to welcome Brisbane Airport on board as it becomes Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport with the launch of an airport guide for travellers with dementia.
The guide, Ensuring a Smooth Journey: A Guide to Brisbane Airport for People Living with Dementia and their Travel Companions, developed by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) based Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration: Carers and Consumers (DCRC-CC)(link is external), looks to improve the experience of air travel for people with dementia.
To read the full announcement, click here
Social Protection Floors as the Preeminent Strategy United Nations 55th Commission for Social Development Civil Society Declaration
The statement in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that poverty is «the greatest global challenge facing the world today» has rightfully caused the international community to ask questions about its root causes and stubborn persistence. Understanding genuine causes and solutions to the various poverty traps demands a dispassionate and objective reflection on the inadequacies of longstanding development policies and practices, and calls for innovative structural and systemic changes. Similarly, situating development at the heart of the UN Agenda calls for a new understanding of the role of the state as an enabler of ‘a world free of poverty, hunger, disease and want, where all life can thrive.’
At one time defined by a shared ethnic identity, and at others defined by border, by language, or even by the authorized use of force, the State must now be defined as the catalyst of the transformative and participatory change envisioned in the 2030 Agenda.
To read the full statement from the NGO Committee on Social Development, click here
To view a webcast of the last NGO Civil Society Forum, click here
To receive updates on the NGO Civil Society Forum, click here
The IFA invites all NGO’s, government, industry, academics and individuals with an invested interest in ageing to the IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing in Toronto, Canada on 8-10 August, 2018.
Do not miss the opportunity to hear Key Note Speakers Dr Andres Lozano, Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience and Key Note Speaker and Prof Goldie Nejat, the Director of the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the University of Toronto present on some the ground-breaking innovative technology in the field of ageing.
Registration and Abstract Submission are both NOW OPEN for #ifa2018!
To register for the conference, click here
To submit an abstract, click here*
Keep updated with @infedageing on Twitter and at www.ifa2018.com.
*NB Delegates must register for the conference to submit an abstract but payment is not required.


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