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.


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.