As IAHSA’s Global Ageing Network grows, we are blessed with the opportunity to serve as a catalyst for creating new communities of folks who share a common goal.

One such ‘new’ group is the brainchild of Professor Julienne Meyer from City University in London. Julienne and IAHSA are teaming up to take her ‘local’ network global.

By way of background, a few years ago Julienne and her colleagues in England created a UK research forum called the National Care Homes Research and Development Forum, composed of researchers who shared an interest in improving the quality of life for all associated with care homes for older people. The result of this collaboration was the creation of an innovative program called My Home Life – a new initiative aimed at improving the quality of life of those who are living, dying, visiting and working in care homes for older people.

Can we do the same thing on an international level? Of course we can!!!

We are using IAHSA’s 8th International Conference in July 2009 in London as the launching event for the International Research & Development Network.

If you or anyone you know is doing evidenced-based research on issues related to care for the elderly, please read the attached flier. This describes the activities related to the Network that are planned for London in July 2009.

Meanwhile if you have any questions, please get in touch with me at iahsa@aahsa.org or with Julienne at mhl@city.ac.uk.

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