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


ILC-UK are delighted to announce that the Innovating for Ageing competition is now OPEN – providing an opportunity to enter your ideas for solving the vulnerability problems identified.

Over 700 people participated in the 1st Regional Forum on Active and Sustainable Ageing of the Médio Vale do Itajaí in the southern State of Santa Catarina. The keynote on “Active Ageing and the Longevity Revolution” was delivered by Alexandre Kalache.

Mr. Shigeo Morioka, co-founder of ILC, passed away on June 4, 2018 at the age of 96.

In the beginning of June, ILC-BR’s Alexandre Kalache and Ina Voelcker participated in the national conference of the Brazilian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SBGG).

ILC-BR continued to contribute content and technical orientation to an online portal called “Live Longevity” which was launched in October 2017 with the support of Bradesco Seguros.