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


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.