James Beckford Saunders is a new member of ILC- Australia, and is the CEO of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), which is the administering organization of ILC-Australia.

He has twenty years’ experience in senior management roles in leading health and community not-for-profit and educational organisations.

His experience of issues related to ageing has come through population health approaches (both mental and physical) at beyondblue, Mental Illness Fellowship, Diabetes Australia and most recently at ReGen, the lead alcohol and other drug treatment and education agency of UnitingCare.

James has also worked at the University of Melbourne and lectured at Master, undergraduate and TAFE level at Swinburne University and RMIT. He has an honours degree, post graduate qualifications in marketing, management and an MBA.

We all extend a very warm welcome to Dr. James Saunders to the ILC-GA family.


On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Columbia Aging Center celebrates the participants in its digital narrative project “Exceeding Expectations” ( 

On October 19 and 20, ILC-BR hosted the 5th International Longevity Forum in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s theme was the construction of resilience along the life course; a very timely topic given the ongoing crisis in Brazil.

ILC-I, as UN INIA's Satellite Centre for the SAARC region is glad to announce that the admission for the United Nations' International Institute on Ageing, Malta's (UN INIA) Certificate Course on "Social Gerontology" is now open.

ILC – Australia symposium, Session 3385 6.00-7.30pm, IAGG 2017 - San Francisco
This symposium invited researchers, service providers, and advocacy organizations to consider changes in housing in late life, and how housing affects people’s access to care as they age.

In July, Dr Alex Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil and Co-President of the Global Alliance, participated in a debate with Dr Anne Karpf, author of 'How to Age' and Prof Lynda Gratton, author of 'The 100 Year Life' for the BBC World Service.