Dr. Rosy Pereya, President of International Longevity Center Dominican Republic, and the Dominican network for Dignity in Old Age, which she coordinates, celebrated WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day) on June 15, 2014 in Santo Domingo.
The International Longevity Centre Global Alliance (ILC Global Alliance) is a multinational consortium consisting of member organizations.
The mission of the ILC Global Alliance is to help societies to address longevity and population ageing in positive and productive ways, typically using a life course approach, highlighting older people's productivity and contributions to family and society as a whole. The Alliance partners carry out the mission through developing ideas, undertaking research and creating fora for debate and action, in which older people are key stakeholders.
The ILC Alliance currently includes centres in the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, the Dominican Republic, India, South Africa, Argentina, The Netherlands, Israel, Singapore, Czech Republic, China and Brazil. These centres work both autonomously and collaboratively to study how greater life expectancy and increased proportions of older people impact nations around the world and seek offer solutions to effects of the impact.
The ILC Global Alliance is currently working on the production of a joint circular on intergenerational relationships to provide specific country perspectives on the topic. The paper will be available on the website shortly.
Eleven of the 14 ILCs in the Global Alliance were represented at the 2013 ILC GLobal Alliance symposium held in Singapore in 2013.
Seventeen years have elapsed since the 3rd IFA Conference was held in Durban, South Africa in 1997 and the 12th IFA Conference takes place in Hyderabad this June. I was a co-organiser of the Durban conference, which we convened three years into the country’s proud new democracy, after the jubilantly heralded demise of apartheid (Ferreira, 1997)