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

The Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum is convened by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and is the first of its kind in Asia to focus on metropolitan social issues. The event offers opportunity for dialogue between philanthropists, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, academics and representatives of NGOs.

Alexandre Kalache participated, together with Jane Barratt, Secretary General of IFA and Dr Law Chi-kwong, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Labour and Welfare. The session explored what turns a city into an age-friendly place and how they differ with respect to ageing populations. The experts also discussed innovative examples from around the world.

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In December ILC-Israel held its annual conference. This year’s conference topic was Ageism.

Since the beginning of 2018, ILC-BR works for a hospital in the Southern town of Veranópolis, providing guidance on how to turn the hospital more age-friendly.

6th edition of ILC-BR’s international event takes a look into the future of ageing.

The Eleventh Meeting of the Economic Commission for Europe, Working Group on Aging, took place in Geneva in November 2018. The focus was on the work programme for the fourth cycle of the Regional Implementation Strategy for the Madrid International Plan of Action on Aging (MIPAA) 2018 to 2022.

The ILC-I awards are a salute to the dynamism and enterprising spirit of senior citizens ‘organizations, older individuals and other stakeholders advocating the noble cause of senior citizens and are given annually.

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