ILC partners in eleven of the 12 countries represented in the Global Alliance extend heartfelt sympathy and condolences to our colleagues and friends at ILC Japan, our 12th partner organisation, and the people of Japan, following the recent multiple disasters the country suffered and the enormous losses the Japanese people sustained.

We are immensely shocked and saddened by the news of the devastating events, and hold the country and the people in our thoughts and prayers. We are mindful moreover of the disproportionate number of older persons who perished in the wrath of the tsunami, for whom we grieve, and of those who survived but lost all and are bewildered in the aftermath.

We find it difficult to imagine how intolerably painful and incomprehensible the devastation and losses must be. Yet as with individuals everywhere, we too are humbled at the resilience, stoicism, forbearance, courage and dignity shown by the people as they start on the long and painful road to accept what happened, and rebuild their country and lives. We wish all Japanese citizens well as they tread this path, and we hope and pray that with the passage of time there may be some solace for them.

Monica Ferreira & Sally Greengross



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.


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.

Columbia Aging Center at the Mailman School of Public Health has honored 13 NYC employers for having policies and practices that help them to hire, engage and retain workers over age 50.

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.