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ILC-Brazil was launched on the 9th of March in Rio de Janeiro with an inaugural symposium on “Discrimination in Older Age” with a large audience of health professionals and policy-makers.

ILC-Brazil was launched on the 9th of March in Rio de Janeiro with an inaugural symposium on “Discrimination in Older Age” with a large audience of health professionals and policy-makers.

Coordinated by Alexandre Kalache as President of ILC-Brazil, the event began with an opening address by Baroness Sally Greengross as Co-Chair of the ILC Global Alliance.

The morning was spent defining the problem within the context of abuse and mistreatment, gender, end of life, mental health, long-term care and media bias. The afternoon sessions focused on the presentation of solutions with perspectives from the gerontogical community, government and the private sector. Dr Louise Plouffe, formerly of WHO and Health Canada and now ILC-Brazil based, detailed anti-discrimination strategies in Canada.

The proceedings were conducted with the participation of the Municipal and State Secretaries, the Ministry of Health, FIOCRUZ and the Brazilian national and regional Societies of Geriatrics and Gerontology and received substantial media coverage. Dr Lia Daichman represented ILC-Argentina.

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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” (exceedingexpectations.nyc). 

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.

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