One Year. One City. 20 Lives.

The Columbia Aging Center has launched a digital narrative project, “Exceeding Expectations.”

It is a project led by the Center’s Dorian Block, a journalist, and Ruth Finkelstein, an anthropologist and health policy expert. The beautifully-illustrated content features stories about the daily lives of 20 New Yorkers over the age of 81 who are passionately engaged in their lives and communities. A 2-minute video may be viewed on the website and visitors are encouraged to sign up and follow new chapters in each person’s story appearing over the next many weeks.

Click here to learn more about the project.

The video is available to view below.

One year. One city. 20 lives. Follow along. from Dorian Block on Vimeo.


Just and ILC-UK ‘Innovating for Ageing’ project calls for submissions on problems relating to consumer vulnerability.

Sensitising school children on the occasion by creating awareness on the conservation of water.


On International Women's Day, Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-Dominican Republic was awarded with the Medal of Merit, the highest honour that the Dominican Government gives to women.


In the beginning of March, the UN Statistical Commission met in New York. It established the Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data lead by the UK Office for National Statistics.

Journalists from around the US are invited to apply for this year’s Age Boom Academy, The Future of Work: New Technology and an Aging Workforce to be held May 31 – June 2 at Columbia Journalism School in NYC.