By Roberto Muñiz
I am so pleased to announce that I will be gaining and sharing perspectives of aging services on a global scale as part of the Board of Directors of The Global Ageing Network.
The Global Ageing Network is a worldwide organization of service providers, businesses, academics, scholars and others. Its mission is to connect and support care and service providers worldwide to enhance quality of life for global aging. This mission is to advance education, leadership, collaboration and research.
As a new board member, I will sit alongside colleagues who are deeply passionate about senior care across our world; France, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic, Belgium, Switzerland, South Africa and many other countries.
Some of the challenges of aging are the same worldwide. We are only as strong as our weakest link. Sharing knowledge of what works and what doesn’t, so that we can ensure a future that best meets the needs of all who we care for, is what true leadership is about.
Whether it’s meeting the needs of more people with residential or at home services and programs, making care more affordable for all, or sharing technologies that will better meet the needs of the new generations that will need care, there is so much to be learned from each other. By learning more of what is going on in the world, it will help enlighten us on best practices and next steps.
I have shared my concerns about the limited aging services available in my native island, Puerto Rico. Although part of the U.S., there are limited services of this kind available. I’m optimistic about what new ideas I will gain for all of us by being a part of the Global Ageing Network.
I am grateful to LeadingAge National for nominating me and look forward to what my participation on this board will bring. More to come.
By Roberto Muñiz