To enhance multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in ageing
To promote knowledge about and awareness of the issue of aging in the region and throughout the nation.
To initiate and support interventions directed to improving treatment and services for the aged.
To contribute to the development of the future leadership in gerontology and geriatrics.
To influence policymakers and key persons in the services to improve current services and develop new models of effective services.
Major funding sources
ILC-Israel's member organizations including:
The Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Aging at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
Maccabi Healthcare Services
The Center for Research on Aging at the Myers- JDC-Brookdale Institute in Jerusalem
ESHEL - The Association for the Planning and Development of Services for the Aged in Israel
Recent major activities / programs
Our major activity for the first year was the establishment of the organization and creating a framework for operations. We now hold an annual one day conference on “Challenges and Innovations in Geriatrics and Gerontology” and continue to be actively involved in research projects related to aging, and the advancement of community services for the aged in Israel.
President: Sara Carmel, Ph.D, M.P.H.
Professor of medical sociology and gerontology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel
Chairperson of the Fund for Research in Aging, Ministry for Senior Affairs
Former president of the Israel Gerontological Society
Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Aging Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O. Box 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel.