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Mission
The International Longevity Centre Australia (ILC-A) will identify and promote research and policy initiatives that advocate for the wellbeing of older people and bring issues of ageing into wider public debates. The ILC-A will have a broad remit, covering contemporary issues of concern for ageing societies.


Vision
The ILC-A will act as a forum for knowledge transfer and debate, and as a bridge between a diverse series of interests promoting an evidence base and informed policy on societal ageing issues. It will have an international focus, bringing new ideas into Australia, extending and sharing databases, and sharing innovation arising from the region to a wider audience.


Aims
The aim of the ILC-A is to foster long-term, independent activities in the following priority areas relevant to population ageing:

Policy Analysis: examining and contributing to the development of policy in Australian nations as it affects older people, drawing in experience from the international community and disseminating innovative directions arising from the Australian context.

Collaborative Research: acting as champions for essential research on ageing and age-related issues, identifying areas that are underdeveloped, and seeking international collaboration and comparative study.

Knowledge translation: seeking pathways to translate relevant research knowledge into policy and practice.

Identification and dissemination of evidence-based practice: acting to identify innovative practice that promotes the contribution and social engagement of older adults and outlines potential new roles for a long life. The ILC-A will draw on international examples that can be generalised to local contexts and promote innovative local schemes that might be of use to other national contexts.

Advocacy support and influence: serving an advocacy support role, through providing an evidence-base on international best practice on issues affecting policy and practice, to support the best interests of older people. We will utilise media and government agencies as appropriate.

Major funding sources

Recent major activities / programs

Key staff

Professor Julie Byles
Director of the Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing

James Beckford Saunders
CEO Australian Association Gerontology
 

Contact

Professor Julie Byles
Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing
University of Newcastle
University Drive, Callaghan,
NSW, 2308,
Australia
Phone: +61 2 4042 0668
Email: Julie.byles@newcastle.edu.au

James Beckford Saunders
Australian Association Gerontology
Suite 8, 322 St Kilda Road
St Kilda VIC 3182
Australia
Phone: +61 3 9939 8512
Email: jbeckfordsaunders@aag.asn.au
 

 

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Mission

ILC Germany is represented by the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA). Our mission is to research the economic aspects of demographic change. With empirical models, MEA researchers regularly deliver sound scientific advice for economic and social policy. Furthermore, our research encompasses the analysis of macroeconomic performance and societal change in a European and international comparison.

Major funding sources

MEA is a division of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy and therefore part of the Max Planck Society.

Recent major activities / programs

MEA is organized in three Units for Analytical Research: “Old-Age Provision and Social Policy", "Macro Implications of Demographic Change" and "Health Econometrics". Furthermore, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), a multidisciplinary and longitudinal research infrastructure, is located at MEA (www.share-eric.eu).

Key staff

  • Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Ph.D. – Director, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
  • Felizia Hanemann, Senior Researcher for the ILC-GA “Health and Retirement” Research Project
  • Verena Coscia, Research and Public Relations

Contact

Website: www.mea.mpisoc.mpg.de

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Mission

Our mission at ILC Canada is to propose ideas and guidance for policies addressing population aging based on international and domestic research and practice with a view to bettering the lives of Canadians. We do this through knowledge development and exchange, recommendations of evidence-based polices, social mobilization, and networking.

Affiliated with:
University of Ottawa

Key staff

Margaret Gillis, President
Dr. Gloria Gutman, Vice-President
Dr. Louise Plouffe, Research Director
Patrick Gillis, Operations Manager

Contact

228 Thompson Hall
25 University Pvt., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Tel:  613-562-5800 Ext: 4121

E-mail: info@ilccanada.org
Website: www.ilccanada.org

Mission

To create, improve and expand innovation in relation to population ageing policy, based on Active Ageing principles and international/national research/good practice – in order to provide opportunities for both individuals and population groups to enhance well-being throughout the entirety of their lives.

Major funding sources

  • Project-based.

Recent major activities / programs

  • Age-friendly cities: developing a model for Brazilian communities
  • Yearly International Longevity Forum

Board of directors

Dr. Alexandre Kalache, President and Founder of ILC-Brazil
Dr. Egídio Dórea, Director of Institutional Development
Ina Voelcker, Technical Director
Elisa Monteiro, Administrative Director

Contact

Email: info@ilcbrazil.org
Website: http://www.ilcbrazil.org/

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Mission

We are pleased to welcome ILC-China to the ILC Global Alliance. Further information will be available shortly.

Major funding sources

Further information will be available shortly.

Recent major activities / programs

Research
Older Volunteering Project – Case Study in Beijing
China Longitudinal Aging Social Survey (Class)

Consulting
Construction of the Basic Old Age Service in Beijing
Home and Community Care Programs for the Elderly in China

Key staff

Du Peng, Ph.D.
Professor, Director, Institute of Gerontology, Renmin University
Vice-president, China Gerontology Association.
President, Beijing Gerontology Society.

Contact

Institute of  Gerontology 
Renmin  University of China
Beijing 100872, China
86 + 10 + 82509392 (office)
dupeng415@aliyun.com

Key staff

Executive Director: Masako Osako, Ph.D.

Contact

Columbia University
Mailman School of Public Health
722 West 168th Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10032
Tel: 1-212-305-0424
Fax: 1-212-304-6677

E-mail: Contact@ilc-alliance.org
Website: http://www.ilc-alliance.org
 

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Mission

To help society address the implications of an ageing population in a positive and constructive way.

To support protection of human rights and other fundamental freedoms, to counter violence, abuse and neglect.

To highlight older people's productivity and contributions to society as a whole.

Affiliations

INPEA LA
Help Aged LA
Barcelo University
ISALUD University
Maimonides University
Aregentinean Society of Gerontology and Geriatric (SAGG)
Argentinean Gerontological Society (AGA)
COMLAT- IAGG
La Matanza University (UNLAM)
Buenos Aires National University

Recent major activities / programs

Developed a national campaign on Elder's Crime Prevention with the Eckman Foundation, the National Direction of the Elder's Policies, Ministry of Social Development, and INPEA-ARG.

In July 2007 started the project 'Between Peers: Training on Human Rights and Empowerment', in partnership with INPEA-ARG and the INDES Foundation.

Active participation at the  NGO Forum and Guvernamental Forum for theLatin American Region, Costa Rica, May 2012

Active Participation at the UN during 2012 on the Rights of Older Persons

Key staff

Lia Susana Daichman, M.D, President of ILC-ARG.
Immediate Past President of INPEA
UN ILC-GLOBAL ALLIANCE Representative
Chair of Latin American Committee for the Preventions of Elder Abuse

liadaichman@fibertel.com.ar

Contact

Arenales 1391, 8th Floor B (1061) Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tel: 54-11-4811-9590
Fax: 54-11-4811-9590

E-mail: liadaichman@fibertel.com.ar

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Mission

To promote educational, research and policy initiatives which will advance an active and healthy life expectancy.

Major funding sources

Fundraising, grant applications and projects

Recent major activities / programs

Seminars, workshops, press conferences, work with media and publications.

Key staff

President: Dr. Iva Holmerova
Director and Consultant geriatrician, Centre of Gerontology, Prague
Associate Professor, anthropology, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Humanities

Director: Katerina Machacova, MA, PhD
Kinanthropologist and Gerontologist

Contact

Centre of Gerontology, Simunkova 1600, 18200 Praha 8, Czech Republic
Tel: 00420-286-883-676
Fax: 00420-286-882-788

Iva.Holmerova@gerontocentrum.cz
katerina.machacova@yahoo.com
Website: www.cello-ilc.cz
 

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Mission

ILC-Netherlands (ILC-NL) is an independent movement of people who have the aim to put aging high on the social and political agenda. The goal is to activate people in thinking about active and healthy aging in an early stage by organizing debates, media attention, and sharing experiences and expertise, both nationally and internationally.

ILC-NL is committed to the independence state of being of the elderly, requiring tailored conditions, skills and a good living environment. The vitality of the elderly should be promoted while vulnerability and dependency are postponed as long as possible. Also it is important to remain active as an employee, volunteer or entrepreneur without being discriminated because of age.

Partnerships

Local
ILC-NL is supported by:

  • Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing: a pioneer organization who educates master students and managers to improve the quality of life of older people;
  • Vereniging Aegon: Vereniging Aegon has taken on the initiative to select and teach medical students and healthcare professionals towards improving and contributing to the well-being and vitality of the elderly.
  • Vereniging Het Zonnehuis: an organization who tries to increase the knowledge for better institutional care.

International
ILC-NL is a member of the International Longevity Center Global Alliance, an international federation of centers for active and healthy aging. The ILC Global Alliance consists of centers in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States. These centers work both autonomously and collaboratively to study how greater life expectancy and increased proportions of older people impact on
nations around the world. The priorities of the centers are:

  • to identify productive aging as an important topic, not just paid employment, but also continuing talent development and contributions of older people;
  • to promote educational, research and policy initiatives, advancing an active, healthy life throughout the life course.

Activities

Innovations in housing and care schemes
The Netherlands has an excellent long-term care system, but it is also one of the most expensive systems compared to other OECD countries (3.7% of GDP). The system is no longer sustainable: older people need to do more themselves, with or without the help of informal care givers and volunteers.

A successful example: In 2010 the first Dutch city village, ‘StadsdorpZuid’ was founded in Amsterdam. It aims for senior citizens to live at their own home, in an active, healthy and safe manor. They provide the members with information on care and on services offered, such as craftsmen, handymen, restaurants etc. Furthermore, they organise a variety of activities.  Now the pilot phase has successfully been completed, the setup of a help desk is being explored, to further enrol this imitative in the Netherlands.

Meanwhile, this initiative gets more followers and in the city of Amsterdam there are now 21 citizen’s projects like StadsdorpZuid established.

Labour, income and participation
What are the experiences and opinions of people who choose (not) to remain working after their pension? The qualitative research report shows that most employees want to stop working as early as possible. This decision is primarily guided by whether they feel their work still matters. Secondly, they are guided by the influence of their  immediate social environment, like their partner. In addition, the financial and economic crisis also plays a role in the question whether or not to stop working. Colleagues and the employer do not seem to play a significant role in the decision process. At this moment two studies on labour and participation are running:

  • One study tries to find out more about incentives to quit or continue working after retirement age.
  • The other study is a collaboration between some of the members of ILC Global Alliance. This quantitative study uses retirement data and focusses on cognitive function after retirement.

3rd International Longevity Forum
On 21-22 October 2015 ILC-Brasil organised a forum. The theme was Age-Friendly Initiatives, and ranged from age-friendly cities to states, countries, businesses, universities, transport, media and much more. Marieke van der Waal gave a presentation on StadsdorpZuid as an excellent example of active ageing community initiative.

Check the website for more information on the symposium and other ILC events.

Management Team

  • A.H.M. Wouters, president
  • Ir. M.C. van Veen, treasurer
  • Ir. M.A.E. van der Waal, director
  • Y.J. Koemans, communication
  • E. Plasmeijer, secretary

Contact information

ILC-Netherlands
c/o Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing
Rijnsburgerweg 10
2333 AA Leiden
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 71 5240960
Email: info@ilcnetherlands.org
Website: www.ilcnetherlands.org

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Mission

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.

Key staff

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

Contact

Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Aging Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O. Box 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel.
Tel: 972-8-6477428
Fax: 972-8-6477635
E-mail: cmra@bgu.ac.il

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Mission

To understand processes, implications and situations of individual and population ageing in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA); to help African societies to prepare to accommodate an expanding older population; to enhance the quality of life of older people in African society. ILCSA carries out its mission through research, training, knowledge dissemination for decision support and advocacy. It views population ageing and longevity positively, and works to optimise individuals' capacity for active, healthy and productive ageing.

Major funding sources

The Albertina and Walter Sisulu Institute of Ageing in Africa.

Major activities / programmes

Expansion of Geriatrics Education and development of African Gerontology.
Dementia and care responses: Improving management, and supporting and empowering informal caregivers.
Policy intervention to prevent falls in older persons.
Policy research to diagnose and manage HIV infection in older persons, and to support and empower older caregivers to younger persons affected by the virus, and as change agents.
Promotion of social justice and older persons’ human rights in the South African context.
Exploratory adaptation and employment of the Age Friendly Cities protocol.

Key staff

ILC-SA Co-Director: Sebastiana Kalula, MBChB, MMed, MPhil, PhD, FRCP
Director: Institute of Ageing in Africa
Member: Board of the South African Older Persons Forum (SAOPF)
Member: South African Geriatrics Society
Member: Global Social Initiative on Ageing (GSIA)
Member: Board of Ikhaya Long-term Care Facility
Member: Board of the South African Care Forum

ILC-SA Co-Director: Jaco Hoffman, DPhil (Oxon)
Research Professor: Optentia Research Focus Area, Sub-Programme: Ageing and Intergenerational Dynamics in Africa, North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus), South Africa.
Honorary Fellow: Institute on Ageing in Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
James Martin Senior Research Fellow: Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, UK
Coordinator: African Reserch on Ageing Network (AFRAN)
Board Member: South African Care Forum (SACF)
Past President: South African Gerontological Association (SAGA)

Honorary President: Monica Ferreira, MA, DPhil.
Immediate Past Co-President: ILC Global Alliance.
monicaferr@mweb.co.za

Contact

The Albertina and Walter Sisulu Institute of Ageing in Africa, University of Cape Town,
Faculty of Health Sciences, Observatory 7925, South Africa
Tel: 27-21-406-6211
Fax: 27-21-406-6846
E-mail: sebastiana.kalula@uct.ac.za; Jaco.Hoffman@nwu.ac.za
Website: www.ilcsa.uct.ac.za

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Mission

To promote healthy, productive ageing and at the same time help our societies to address the issue of ageing in a more positive way.

To recognize contributions of older population and incorporate them into the development plans of every country, visualizing them as an asset rather than a burden.

Major funding sources

Help Age International
Inter-American Network of Associations for Older Adults
Autonomous University of Santo Domingo
Dominican Alzheimer Society
INPEA

Recent major activities / programs

Conferences:
The Importance of Physical Exercise in Mental and Physical Wellbeing of Older Adults
The Importance of Risk Factors in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

Key Staff

President: Dr. Rosy Pereyra, M.D.
Organizer of Grand Parents Institute
Former General Director of State Services to the Elderly of the Ministry of Health and Social Assistance

Contact

Calle Hermanos Deligne NO.202, Cazcue, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel: 1-809-689-6267/809-687-7909
Fax: 1-809-682-8113
E-mail: rosy.pereyra@verizon.net.do

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Mission

To catalyse the development of innovative and constructive solutions that address the challenges of the demographic revolution, mainly “Productive engagement” : active ageing, health literacy and senior Employment

To develop an interface between researchers and decision-makers in order to facilitate research into, and implementation of, advances in human, clinical and biological knowledge to achieve active and healthy longevity.

To disseminate information to the public.

To carry out an ongoing analysis of the opportunities offered by the increase in life expectancy.

To compile a pool of tools for public and private decision-makers.

Major funding sources

ILC France is mainly financed by annual contributions of its members. In addition ILC France is granted by private companies orpublic institutions in order to finance specific research projects

Recent major activities / programs

Annual Parliamentary meetings on Longevity -Paris since 1995.

Conferences on health prevention as a major factor of productive longevity with numerous institutions (Co-host with OECD, Les Echos, Women's forum, FNSEA, FNAR, private companies and institutions, etc.)

Dissemination of Guidelines (vision, cognitive health, hearing, Advice for Parents, balance) to the general public.

Scientific advice for the Parliamentary Study Group on Longevity (monthly meetings since 2006.

Key staff

CEO: Francoise Forette, M.D.
President of the Board of Directors of the Hospital Broca.
Former Special adviser on aging of the Minister of Health, Social Security, Elderly, Family and Disabled persons

Contact

ILC-France
49, rue Mirabeau
75016 PARIS
Tel : 01 55 74 67 09
Fax : 01 55 74 67 21
Email: info@ilcfrance.org
Website: http://www.ilcfrance.org

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Mission

An initiative of Tsao Foundation, the International Longevity Centre  Singapore (ILC-Singapore) aims to promote the well-being of older people and contribute to national development through supporting policy, practice and capacity-building by enabling the "connecting of the dots" between  community, policy makers, academia, practitioners and private sector through the creation of relevant stakeholder platforms as well as high impact research that strives to  inform policy, facilitate cogent policy-action translation and promote quality, effective practice in Singapore.

To achieve this, we are committed to the following:

  1. stimulating high impact, policy- and programme-relevant, interdisciplinary research on ageing to identify important emerging trends and to generate the necessary evidence and knowledge to inform policy and practice
  2. engaging with/and creating stakeholder platforms and networks for ongoing knowledge exchange, discussions on trends, issues, and possible solutions
  3. piloting innovations that can serve as catalysts for positive change in how we view and work with older people, identify their needs and address their issues
  4. promoting awareness and knowledge of ageing issues in Singapore and the region and learning from the international arena
  5. supporting policymakers, community leaders and service providers in strengthening service delivery - both in improvement of current models as well as development of new models and systems of effective services
  6. contributing to the development of leadership in the ageing field

ILC- Singapore aims to be strategic in our issues. Our remit focuses on strategic policy issues, which currently include:
-  healthy ageing
   - community action based, self-care approach to health promotion, disease prevention and health management.
- long term care
   -  long term care financing
   - community-based long term care services that enable ageing-in-place and optimal caregiver participation (including home care, new community-based models of frail care that can be alternatives for nursing home, end of life care)
- caregiving
- women and ageing    

ILC-Singapore is inter-agency in our approach: -
-we engage our stakeholders in the private, public,  and voluntary welfare organisation (VWO) sectors through advocacy and dialogues to promote a comprehensive understanding of the issues of older people at the individual, family and national levels.
-we partner with the academe to inform and facilitate policy relevant research to support a more coordinated policy and programme response to issues of older people.
- we actively seek out, engage and partner the private sector and other VWOs - especially those with a focus on older people -  in developing and implementing programmes and services that address the strategic issues of older people and population ageing.

ILC-Singapore is collaborative in our practice:
- we promote older people’s participation in whatever we do for them or on their behalf, and enable their voices to be heard on issues that are important to them.
-we create and share stakeholders' platforms so that we can learn from one other's experiences - both locally and internationally - on issues and concerns of older people as well as how they can be effectively addressed.
-we seek synergy in knowledge generation and solution implementation.

ILC-Singapore is international in our perspective:
- we create international platforms and programmes, such as our Asia Forum on Ageing conference and Expert Series Programme, so that we can benefit from the experiences of other societies and nations as well as multilateral platforms (such as the UN, WHO and other related agencies).
- we are guided by an international group of advisors, including Associate Professor Brenda Yeoh of the National University of Singapore (NUS), Associate Professor Alfred Chan of Hong Kong's Lingnan University, Mark Gorman of UK-based HelpAge International, and  Associate Professor Dr. Harrison Bloom of New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
- as a member of the ILC-Global Alliance, we actively participate in international platforms, share our experience with colleagues from other nations, and leverage upon the Alliance's expertise and network for our work in Singapore.

Major funder

Tsao Family Trust

Major Partner

Tsao-NUS Ageing Research Initiative
In collaboration with the NUS’ Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Tsao-NUS Ageing Research Initiative was established in 2009 to spearhead ILC-Singapore's research on ageing. Under the direction of Associate Professor  Angelique Chan, a leading researcher in the field of ageing  in Singapore and internationally, numerous studies are already underway, and new, strategic research partnerships - such as with the Duke-NUS' Department of Health Services Research in community long term care service programme evaluation - are continually being forged.

Recent major activities / programs

  • Programme evaluation of two pilot programmes- Elder-centred Program for Integrated Comprehensive Care or EPICC and the Self-care on health of older people in Singapore or SCOPE.  Both are utilizing randomized control trial.
  • Longitudinal health and lifestyle survey (jointly with the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports or MCYS)
  • Singapore informal care survey (commissioned by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports or MCYS)
  • Setting up of the Ageing Research Network (ARN) in Asia (jointly with the National University of Singapore or NUS)
  • Implementation of the pilot programme-SCOPE
  • Institutionalization and replication of the financial education programme for mature women in Singapore and Indonesia

Key staff

President: Mary Ann Tsao, M.D.
Director: Susana Concordo Harding

Contact

Address: 298 Tiong Bahru Road, #15-01 Central Plaza, Singapore 168730
Email: ilcsingapore@tsaofoundation.org
Website: http://tsaofoundation.org/what-we-do/research-and-collaboration/about-ilc-singapore

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Affiliated to UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (UCL)

Mission

An independent think-tank influencing policy on societal ageing and population change.
To develop ideas, undertake research and create a forum for debate and action.
Broad policy remit, covering everything from pensions and financial planning, to health and social care, housing design, and age discrimination.

Major funding sources

Pfizer Foundation
Age UK
Aviva
Prudential
Partnership
Danone
Legal and General
 

Recent major activities / programs

Research into long term care needs and costs especially in relation to mental and physical needs.
Research projects on employment, pensions, financial issues, active ageing and working longer. *Research into dementia from a UK. European and international perspective.
Research into intergenerational relations and housing.
Continued research into hydration and nutrition especially with European Nutrition for Health Alliance.

Key staff

Chief Executive: Sally Greengross OBE.
A crossbench (independent) member of the House of Lords

Contact

11 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QB, UK
Tel: +44-20-7340-0440
Fax: +44-20-7340-0441
E-mail: international@ilcuk.org.uk
Website: www.ilcuk.org.uk

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Mission

To translate interdisciplinary scientific knowledge on the aging process and its implications for societies into sustainable policy-focused practice to maximize productivity, quality of life, and health across the life course.

Major Funding Sources

Atlantic Philanthropies
Pfizer
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
MacArthur Foundation
Robert N. Butler Endowment

Recent Major Activities / Programs

  • Age Boom Academy to promote stimulating, responsible, imaginative reporting on aging.  Founded by Jack Rosenthal (formerly, New York Times Foundation) and Robert N. Butler, MD.
  • Age Smart Employer Awards program, an initiative to reward New York City employers who recognize the value of older workers in a multi-generational workplace.  Jointly with Age Friendly New York City, the New York Academy of Medicine, and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
  • World Cities Project, expanded to include Hong Kong in addition to Paris, London, New York, and Tokyo.
  • Symposium on “Healthy Aging Policies in Emerging Economies” that involves a review of policies in Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Brazil being organized based on paper prepared in collaboration with ILC partners, with support from Pfizer. We look forward to inputs from ILC, India and other participants at the IFA symposium so that we can collaboratively plan a second phase of this project.
  • MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society founded to conduct society-wide analysis of the modifications required in our major institutions to facilitate emergence of a productive, equitable aging society in the U.S. Chaired by Dr. Jack Rowe, the Network focuses on interdisciplinary work on three themes including engagement and productivity for the elderly in the workforce and the community, intergenerational issues, and issues re disparities and inequalities.
  • Age Friendly New York City continues to be supported by Dr. Linda Fried who serves on the Commission for an Age Friendly NYC and chairs its working group on Age Friendly Schools, Colleges, and Universities and by Dr. Ursula Staudinger who serves on the Age Smart Employer selection committee.  With the addition of Dr. Ruth Finkelstein, who directed Age Friendly NYC to the ILC staff, further collaboration is anticipated.

Key staff

Ursula M. Staudinger, PhD, Robert N. Butler Professor of Sociomedical Sciences; Professor of Psychology; Director, Columbia Aging Center

Ruth Finkelstein, ScD, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management; Associate Director, International Longevity Center, Columbia Aging Center

Contact

Columbia Aging Center
ILC- USA
Mailcode: MSPH 25
722 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Ruth Finkelstein - rf2526@columbia.edu
Website - http://www.aging.columbia.edu/international-longevity-center

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Mission

To conduct international, interdisciplinary surveys, research and education on various issues related to the aging of society with the decline in the birthrate, and to share the results of its surveys and research with a wider society.

To identify the ways by which people would lead healthy active lives lifelong through making proposals based on the concept of "productive aging”.

Major funding sources

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Supporting companies.

Recent major activities / programs

PR and educational activities through our journals and website
The International Comparison Study on Death and Dying in Place
”A Profile of Older Japanese 2012” Project

Past major activities / programs

Research Activities: www.ilcjapan.org/studyE/index.html
Symposiums & Seminars: www.ilcjapan.org/symposiumE/index.html
International Relationship: www.ilcjapan.org/interchangeE/index.html

Key Staff

Hon. President: Shigeo Morioka
Former CEO of Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (current Astellas Pharma Inc.)
President: Kunio Mizuta
Former Administrative Vice-Minister of Ministry of Health; Director General, Elderly Service Providers Association
 

Contact

Toranomon 33 Mori Buildeing, 8th Foor,3-8-21, Toranomon, Minato-ku,Tokyo, 105-8446 Japan.
Tel: 81-3-5470-6767
Fax: 81-3-5470-6768
E-mail: ilcjapan@mba.sphere.ne.jp
Website: www.ilcjapan.org/english.html

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Mission

To function as a not-for-profit organization in the areas of Research, Training, Policy, Advocacy and Documentation besides Community-based programmes.

Major funding sources

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India
Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
Indian Overseas Bank
Bank of Maharashtra
SERUM Institute
Birla Foundation
Reliance Industries
Gharda Chemicals
Mariwala Charitable Trust
Bharati Vidyapeeth University
Emcure Pharmaceuticals

Recent major activities / programs

Research:
Crimes against the Older Persons in Pune, Delhi and Mumbai
Demographic Profile of the Elderly in India
Comparative Study of the National Policies on Older Persons

Training Course:
Geriatric Caregiving

Key staff

President: R.A.Mashelkar, Ph.D.
Chemical engineering scientist
Bhatnagar Fellow at National Chemical Laboratry
President of Global Research Alliance
Former Director General Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

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