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International Conference on Services to the Elderly – Current challenges & Emerging trends

Heritage Foundation is proud to host an International Conference on Services to the Elderly – Current challenges & Emerging trends in Hyderabad on 23-24 February 2017. On behalf of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing and Heritage Foundation and as a host, we have great pleasure in welcoming you to India for this important global conference.

India is an ancient civilization known for hospitality and warmth. The country has made tremendous progress since independence. The cultural uniqueness and extravaganza of India will leave you spell bound,  portraying the Unity in Diversity. The Indian hospitality and the deliberations during the conference will make your visit enriching and memorable.

Hyderabad is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in India with people from all faiths living in it. Hyderabad has developed into one of the major hubs for the IT industry, various bio technology, pharmaceutical companies, etc.

India has made tremendous progress in respect of extending care and services to the growing number of older persons despite several challenges. The Government of India is a signatory to the Political Declaration signed by the world leaders during the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002. The country has a policy for senior citizens and a law to maintain parents and senior citizens besides a national healthcare plan to reach out to elderly.

We invite all the professionals, industries & academicians to be a part of this conference. With many country making presentations and Governments participating in the two-day deliberations, there will be plenty to take home having gained knowledge of plans, policies, programmes and a wide range of services offered to promote continuous improvement quality of life of older persons.

We eagerly await your arrival in Hyderabad, India in February 2017.


Dr. KR Gangadharan
Founder – Heritage Foundation

The Global Ageing Network is pleased to join the Heritage Foundation as a collaborator for the International Conference on Services for the Elderly. The Global Ageing Network is a global network of aged care providers and others involved in services and supports to people as they age. With a presence in 50 countries, The Global Ageing Network is dedicated to sharing information, innovation and ideas across countries and borders. Over the years, we have connected providers around technical assistance, staff training, and fostered the rich experiences that come from learning from one another. As countries around the world face the demographic changes of a growing elderly populations, our work together – to learn, share and adopt promising practices – is ever more important.

We look forward to working together – at the conference and in the months and  years that follow.


Katie Smith Sloan

Executive Director, The Global Ageing Network

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure as Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to encourage your participation at the International Conference on Services to the Elderly on the 23-24 February, 2017.

I am sure that many of you will join me in congratulating the Heritage Foundation and International association of Homes and Services for the Ageing on what is sure to be an exciting and important conference on the current challenges and emerging trends in elderly care services.

These are crucial topics for increasing the support available for people living with dementia and their families, as well as the elderly everywhere, and I hope that as leading researchers and professionals around the world you will support this conference by submitting your papers on an range of topics including Geriatric Healthcare, caregiving and supporting an age-friendly environment.

On behalf of the entire ADI family, I wish you a successful and productive conference, where you will enjoy the opportunity to network and exchange ideas to further improve the quality of life and access to support for older persons everywhere.

Yours faithfully,


Marc Wortmann
Executive Director
Alzheimer’s Disease International



Ageing Population and its implications

Older persons play crucial roles in families, communities and in the society at large. Population ageing has major social and economic consequences. Ageing of population presents considerable challenges to governments and the society to provide innovative and efficient ways to deliver essential care and facilities. During the past few decades, the developing countries are witnessing increasing technology innovation to minimise human interface and dependence while caring for the elderly persons the developing countries still depend on services to be delivered by humans.

The older population is predominantly female. Because women tend to live longer than men, older women outnumber older men almost everywhere. In 2013, globally, there were 85 men per 100 women in the age group 60 years or over and 61 men per 100 women in the age group 80 years or over…

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Conference take away

  • Delegates learning through conversations involving caregiving experiences and services being rendered in various parts of the world.
  • Dissemination of path breaking innovations and practices in the area ageing services.
  • Learning creative programmes and activities to engage residents in addressing loneliness and depression.
  • Programmes and services that address residents’ mental health concerns.
  • Approaches that focuses on providing opportunities for “emotional and meaningful social engagement”.
  • Learning from one another across borders widespread and critically important aspects of care particularly in respect of Dementia.
  • Learning how eHealth and APPS are becoming handy to older persons, families and caregivers.

Keynote Speakers


Cherian Mathew Mr.

Help Age India


Irudaya Rajan S. Dr

Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, India


Raju S Siva Prof. (Dr)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India


Anil Patil Dr

Founder and Executive Director of Carers Worldwide, UK


Nori Graham Dr.

Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital, London


Shanthi Johnson Dr.

University of Regina, Canada


Marcus Riley Mr.

Chairman, IAHSA – The Global Ageing Network, Australia


Grace Clark Dr

Chair of Sociology at Forman Christian College, USA


Jack York

President/Co-Founder, It’s Never 2 Late®


Mahlberg Tim

Catalyst-in-Residence at BallyCara


Michal Isaacson Dr.

Haifa University, Israel

Organised By


Heritage Foundation established in 1994 is India’s premier healthcare service programme focused exclusively on geriatric care. Heritage is involved in service provision for senior citizens through Heritage Medical Centre, Kshetra and Home healthcare services. Karuna School of Nursing is Indian Nursing Council licensed educational institution offering course on General Nursing Midwives (GNM).

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The Global Ageing Network, earlier known as the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA). The Global Ageing Network is a global network of leaders in ageing services, housing, research, technology and design. We bring together experts from around the world, lead education initiatives and provide a place for innovative ideas in senior care..

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Department for Women, Children, Disabled & Senior Citizens, Government of Telangana

Department for Women, Children, Disabled
& Senior Citizens, Government of Telangana







The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse



Madras School of Social Work

Knowledge Partner

Hyd Campus

TISS Hyd Campus