NEWS:

India is facing an acute water crisis for some years now and it is imperative that conserving water becomes a priority for the nation. ILC-I explores how senior citizens can take the lead to address this issue.

David Sinclair and Dean Hochlaf from ILC-UK visited Washington D.C. to present findings from a major new report on the international retirement challenge.

The 5th International Longevity Forum will focus on resilience in a long-lived world that is increasingly being defined by an exciting but bewildering fusion of new technologies across the digital, physical and biological domains accompanied by widespread cultural and economic dislocation.

On March 18th, Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil participated as inspirational speaker in Shell’s LiveWIRE weekend for young entrepreneurs. At the event, he highlighted the importance of the longevity revolution and the impact population ageing will have on their business ideas as well as their lives.

On March 15th, Alexandre Kalache delivered the keynote of the event “Longevity – impact on the private sector” organized by the American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil (Amcham-Brasil).

In the context of the third review cycle of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), ILC-Brazil contributed, together with InterAge Consultancy in Gerontology, to a global project on the “Voices of Older People”, led by HelpAge International and UNFPA.

We are delighted to announce that ILC-UK Chief Executive, Baroness Sally Greengross OBE has been awarded a special Lifetime Achievement award by the British Geriatric Society (BGS), on the occasion of their 70th anniversary celebrations.

Three University of Tokyo undergraduates, who were in New York in mid-February to participate in the UN Commission on Social Development 55th session, called on Ms. Muriel Beach, ILC Global Alliance’s representative to the UN, to exchange views and perspectives on global aging and intergenerational relations. Their student volunteer program at the UN was recommended by the ILC Japan and coordinated by the ILC GA’s New York team.

India is fast moving towards a cashless and digital economy. The use of the mobile phone/cell is increasing rapidly and with a view to making its usage, elder-friendly, this training programme was organised.

ILC-I applauds those who bring quality of life to the elderly, with its annual ILC-I Awards which recognize qualitative work done in the field of ageing by/for elders.