Conversations at the CURAVIVA Congress in Basel, Switzerland are a mixture of German, French and English, but everyone speaks a common language when it comes to quality of care for the elderly.  The keynote address by Dr. Manfred Lutz from Cologne, Germany, was an entertaining and poignant journey through the “Joy of Life,” a message reflecting the day-to-day challenges for staff in aged care organizations.

As a tangible demonstration of the Joy of Life theme, IAHSA and CURAVIVA have been collaborating to create a book of compelling photographs that vividly reflects the diversity and dignity of elders in Switzerland and the USA. We are including a selection of these photos on the link below. You will be able to enjoy these images and many more during the IAHSA Global Ageing Conference in Washington, DC, 16-19 October 2011.  Mark your calendars!

CURAVIVA/IAHSA Photo Book Project