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.


The first edition of the TV programme “Sem Censura” in 2018, a traditional talk show of TV Brasil, counted on the participation of our technical director Ina Voelcker.

The third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine, published online in December 2017, includes a chapter co-authored by Ina Voelcker and Alexandre Kalache, both of ILC-BR.

The objective of the event was to create a space for knowledge and experience sharing between municipalities and provinces. The opening keynote was delivered by Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-BR.

Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-BR and Co-President of the Alliance, delivered the keynote at the seminar in Montevideo. The event was organized by the City Government of Montevideo.

In the beginning of December, the Commission for the Rights of Older Persons of the Brazilian Parliament held a Public Forum on Age-Friendly Cities.