ICAA Conference to Take Place This Year – Tips for Members and How to Become One

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The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) is for professionals and organizations that provide senior care for adults aged 50 years and above.

About ICAA

The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) is an association for professionals and industries that provide products and services for older adults. It was launched on October 1, 2001 and works with governments at all levels such as the European Commission, NIA, Canadian Special Senate Committee on Aging and NHS Scotland. The ICAA’s vision is to dispel myths about aging by empowering older adults to maintain their dignity and improve their quality of life.

How to Become a Member

ICAA has 10,000 members in more than 47 countries that run or operate 40,000 wellness locations.

The association offers a variety of membership options:

  • Individual membership: The annual cost is $239 and it targets individuals who are self-employed.
  • Organizational membership: This membership includes 5 staff per location and the annual cost is $699 for a single location and $435 for 5 to 14 locations.
  • Corporate partner membership: At an annual cost of $2,550, you can partner with ICAA and benefit from the added exposure of your products and services to ICAA members through the association’s journal and website.
  • ICAA 100 membership: To enjoy exclusive access to all member benefits, enroll up to 5 people per location at an annual cost of $5,750.

Products and Services

ICAA offers several products and services for rehabilitation, retirement, fitness, wellness, recreation, and assisted living for seniors over 50 years in age. Here are some of the products and services and the ICAA partners:

  • Exercise and wellness programs: The products include Exercise accessories, equipment for accessibility, functional exercise, adaptive exercise, strength building, outdoor exercise and personal training. The partners in these programs are the National Institute for Fitness & Sport, ActiveLinxx, Matrix Fitness, TechnoGym USA, EnerG Wellness Services by Aegis Therapies, Active Wellness, Dividat USA, Helix Inc., Peloton Commercial, HUR USA, and Spiro100.
  • Therapy and Rehabilitation products and services: The association partners with NuStep, LLC, Reading2Connect, iN2L, Life Fitness, Hudson Aquatic Systems, LLC, and SportsArt Fitness, Inc.
  • Personal and skin care: TZMO USA Inc./ Seni partners with the International Council on Active Aging to provide hygiene products and products for personal and skin care.
  • Emergency communication and hearing assistant tools: Hearing may fail with age and CaptionCall provides essential tools that ease communication with seniors.
  • Falls prevention products and services: According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), falls are the chief cause of injury and fatal injuries in Americans who are 65 and older. ICAA works with Cogworx Adult Balance and Cognition, Helix Inc. and Medical Fitness Solutions, LLC. to provide balance products and programs that prevent falls for the 50+ demographic.
  • Technology: CaptionCall, Active Linxx and ThriveWell tech are the go-to partners for technological products and services.

Online Resources

Podcasts: Individuals with ICAA organizational and ICAA 100 membership can freely access podcasts that cover a variety of topics such as navigating the workforce re-entry anxiety, the hidden gifts of aging, the health data economy, and regeneration instead of retirement.  Non-members can access the podcasts by purchasing a membership account or by purchasing the podcasts if they register a non-member account.

Career Development Center: The Career path toolkit helps educators, human resources and senior management with a framework they can use to develop curriculums, internships and organizational structures. It also helps individuals and agencies to create a wellness environment that improves life for adults who are 50 years, or older.

Facility locator: This free service offers seniors a way to find appropriate fitness and wellness facilities near them.

Other resources: The International Council on Active Aging has a blog as well as a monthly and quarterly newsletter that covers industry news and topics related to older persons and aging services providers.

Meetings and Expo

ICAA conference & Expo: The ICAA conference will take place this year on November 8 to 10. The conference provides a chance for seniors to network with colleagues in the industry, have interactive demonstrations by exhibitors, and learn wellness, management and innovations by thought leaders. The conference will be sponsored by NuStep, Matrix, AccuShield and Humana.

Virtual Summits and Webinars: These are educational programs designed for professionals who are aged 50 years and above. They last for 4.5 to 5 hours and target managers, business owners and suppliers in the wellness industry. The webinars feature personal tutors.

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