On the 1st of October 2012, Dr Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-Dominican Republic and Coordinator of the Dominican Network for Dignity in Old Age, was honoured with an award as one of the Great Dominicans of 2012.

This annual award is held in recognition of the work of 30 different individuals. Other recipients of the award were the President of the Supreme Court, and the President of the electoral Tribunal, amongst others. Information about each recipient will be published in a book titled ‘Great Dominicans’.

Dr Pereyra was delighted to be accompanied by her family.


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.