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In January, the Columbia Aging Center hosted Asghar Zaidi, PhD, Professor in International Social Policy at the University of Southampton for a lecture that was also a side event during the United Nations’ 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development.

Dr. Zaidi presented key findings of the European Active Ageing Index (AAI) and discussed how the index could be developed further to become a global measure of older people’s active and healthy aging and well-being.  Dr. John W. Rowe, faculty member of the Columbia Aging Center and the Mailman School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management, introduced Dr. Zaidi; and Dr. Ruth Finkelstein served as discussant.

Dr. Zaidi has led the research effort of the European Active Ageing Index project and more recently has begun a collaboration with HelpAge International, where he developed the Global AgeWatch index.


Left to right: Asghar Zaidi, Ruth Finkelstein (Associate Director, Columbia Aging Center), Ursula Staudinger (Director, Columbia Aging Center); and John W. Rowe (Columbia Aging Center Faculty Member)

 

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

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.

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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.

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