The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is an international non-governmental organization with a membership base of NGOs, the corporate sector, academia, government, and individuals.
WE BELIEVE in 'generating positive change for older people throughout the world by stimulating, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on rights, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life of people as they age.'
Our priorities are to establish the IFA as a point of connection that links together NGOs, academia, policy makers, and the private sector; facilitates knowledge exchange through our networks; collaborates in research and provides a repository of information; is a reference point for policy knowledge around areas with global implications: age discrimination, engaging seniors, financial protection, and age-friendly communities.
It is our mission to:
- Respond to the need for information on policies, practices, and rights
- Facilitate interaction and collaboration between all sectors concerned with ageing issues
- Providing a reliable platform for information exchange, empowerment and connection
- Bridge gaps in the knowledge and understanding of the ageing experience
- Develop tools to empower older people and the various groups working with them
- Help foster an age friendly environment at the global, regional and local levels
The IFA has consistently campaigned for the rights of older people in a diversity of ways, including involvement in drafting key initiatives, participating in and hosting global conferences, and producing our own reports and publications.
In sum, the IFA exists to inform, educate and promote policies and practice to improve the quality of life of older persons around the world.
As Secretary General of the IFA Dr Barratt is an internationaly respected speaker on age related issues across the globe.
Care Continuum Human Rights Inequality Women's Rights Population Ageing Public Policy and Advocacy Healthy Ageing
Founder & President
There will never be too many candles on your birthday cake when Dr. Amy develops your life transition and retirement planning requirements
Retirement Planning Seniors Elder Care Practical Strategies to Improve Your Caregiving Role Staying Healthy and Positive
A career spent building capacity in the field of gerontological nursing and improving benchmarks in support of professional nursing practice
Gerontology Seniors and Healthcare Gerontological Nursing
Professor of Elderly Care Medicine and Dementia
Prof Sytse Zuidema is Professor of Elderly Care Medicine and Dementia at University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Geriatric Medicine Dementia Long-term Care and Community Frailty
Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Professor of Geriatric Medicine in the Division of Population Medicine in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University
Frailty Re-enablement Cognitive impairment and dementia Research Methods and Older People
President and CEO
Don M. Blandin was appointed President and CEO of the Investor Protection Trust in June 2004
Pensions Retirement Public Policy Coalitions Elder Fraud and Financial Exploitation Investor Education Investor Protection
Ms. Butts frequently speaks on intergenerational connections, grandparents raising grandchildren and policies effective across the lifespan.
Health and Ageing Intergenerational Connections
Professor Brick came to JDC-ESHEL following a decade as Deputy Director-General of Israel’s Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs
Health Promotion Volunteering and Employement of Older Adults Technology and Ageing Public Policy
Mr. Rodd Bond is the Director of the Netwell Centre, and an architect by background.
Urban Planning Education and Training Active Ageing Built Environment Public Policy
Dr. Ruth Finkelstein translates interdisciplinary scientific knowledge on aging and its societal implications into policy-focused practice.
Infectious Diseases Education and Training Active Ageing Lifelong Learning Ageing in Place Public Policy
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