ILC South Africa
together with the Institute of Ageing in Africa at the University of Cape Town co organised the AFRICA AGEING Conference, held in Cape Town, South Africa on 17-20 October 2012.

Dr Isabella Aboderin, an ILC SA associate and Regional Representative of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), was the conference convenor. ILC SA’s director, Dr Sebastiana Kalula, was the convenor of the Local Organising Committee.

The 1st IAGG Africa Regional Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics explored progress made in African countries in the implementation of relevant recommendations in the UN’s Madrid Plan, ten years after the Plan was adopted by the governments of the countries in the Second World Assembly on Ageing.

An ILCSA Robert Butler Memorial Lecture was delivered in the conference by the President of ILC Brazil, Dr Alex Kalache. The title of his lecture was  “A longevity revolution in Africa: Opportunity and challenge.”, and the presentation slides are availlabe to view below.

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Conducting  of physiotherapy camps to assess and address the health of the Older Persons.

Since its foundation in 2012/13, ILC-BR is promoting dialogue about population ageing and its implications for public policies.

ILC-BR President Alexandre Kalache on how urban planning responds to the needs of older people

Since the beginning of this year, ILC-BR works for a hospital in the Southern town of Veranópolis, providing guidance on how to turn the hospital more age-friendly.

As we are now expected to live to 100, we have decided to set “Productive Aging Day” in Japan.