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.


The President of ILC-BR, Alexandre Kalache, is currently in Australia advancing the ageing agenda of the South Australian Government.

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

The Columbia Aging Center has been following 20 older New Yorkers for two years with the aim of disrupting stereotypes of aging and portraying everyday life. Many of the 20 New Yorkers met for the first time on Oct. 24.

On October 17, ILC-BR organized a Symposium with three international speakers in São Paulo. The event took place in the auditorium of Iamspe (Institute for Medical Assistance to the Public Servant of the State of São Paulo).

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.