April 2020
IFA Virtual Town Hall Invitation

Alongside friends and colleagues working in the field with and on behalf of millions of vulnerable people, the IFA's Virtual Town Halls are an opportunity to share challenges and best practices related to COVID-19 and older people.

Find resources and recordings of previous town halls here , and join for these upcoming Virtual Town Halls:
Date and Time:
Friday 1 May 2020, 07:00-08:00 (GMT-4)

Opening Remarks:
Director of Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Date and Time:
Friday 8 May 2020, 07:00-08:00 (GMT-4)

Opening Remarks:
Chief Officer, Age Friendly Ireland




The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) invites abstract submissions for symposiums, workshops, papers and poster presentations under each of the four themes to be presented at the 15th Global Conference on Ageing , now taking place from 3-5 March 2021 in Niagara Falls, Canada.
Release of guidance for patients with nAMD and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Vision Academy, representing leading international experts in ophthalmology and ageing, have officially launched a set of guidelines to address the unprecedented global impact of COVID-19 on the lives and functioning of older adults and their access to safe and effective treatment for nAMD.

The guidelines contain key information regarding the adaptation of clinical spaces in the time of COVID-19 to ensure patient safety while continuing urgent treatment. Information includes managing appointments, ways to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19 during appointments and helpful tips to minimize risks of eye complications in the event that patients are unable to attend appointments.

Be sure to visit the Vision Academy website  where other key COVID-19 related resources are available, including publications, infographics, additional guidance for clinic practices, a letter to health care professionals encouraging the use of communication templates, and two patient communication templates.
Coronavirus vs Vulnerabilities Worldwide – A Sociological Appraisal

By: Professor Emeritus Mohammad Taghi Sheykhi, Alzahra University

The pandemic of newly-emerged coronavirus is observed almost everywhere in the world. The new virus has surprised all people in every country from top to bottom. All the means available have been used to control it, but yet increasing number of people are reported dead every day. The virus is changing every norm and value in different countries.

All the socio-economic frames are being affected because of its deadly risks. Increasing people are currently vulnerable vs the coronavirus. Many (more elderly) lose lives in every corner of the world. So, corona deaths are changing relations in families; changing the real value of natural death, and surprisingly making many indifferent to the event of death. Increasing number of aging people who really need each other in old age, lose a spouse that is a great loss in the rest of their lives.
WHO: Part-time Tutor Role

Passionate about the field of ageing and older adults? The World Health Organization calls for tutors for the online leaders programme on Healthy Ageing.

The role includes part-time, remote work and is an opportunity not to be missed. The application deadline is 23:59 UTC + 02:00 on 8 May 2020.