Based on the World Health Organization’s criteria, this project entitled “Municipalities for All Ages” is being developed by ILC-Brazil in partnership with CPFL Energia S.A., one of Brazil’s biggest energy providers.
In Veranópolis, a town in the South of Brazil known for the longevity of its population and longitudinal research on ageing, the first steps towards becoming an age-friendly city have been made and an important milestone been reached – the presentation of the results of the research undertaken with participation of over 1000 older adults.
Since the beginning of the project in 2015, a community profile and an inventory of services and programmes have been produced, working committees been established and qualitative and quantitative field research been undertaken. During the course of the month of May, the findings are being written up in a research report and used to develop emblematic projects which will be part of a city-wide action plan.
The same methodology is now being applied in other Brazilian cities, such as Jaguariúna in the State of São Paulo.
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Representatives of the local research partner with Carlos Spanhol, the mayor of Veranópolis (far left), Neide Bruscato, President of the Municipal Council for Older People (second to the right), Dr. Berenice Werle, President of Brazilian Society of Geriatric and Gerontology/RGS (second to the left), Professor Emílio Moriguchi of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (third to the left) and Ina Voelcker from ILC-Brazil
Meeting in Jaguariúna with representatives of the local council for older people, CPFL Energia, the Secretary for Social Assistance, Unicamp and ILC-Brazil.
Date :26 May 2016
In July, Dr Alex Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil and Co-President of the Global Alliance, participated in a debate with Dr Anne Karpf, author of 'How to Age' and Prof Lynda Gratton, author of 'The 100 Year Life' for the BBC World Service.
Date :21 August 2017
On June 28, 2017, Senior Planet in New York held an all-day session titled “Hack Aging.” The event, designed by Debbie Galant, was attended by approximately 80 persons. Muriel Beach led a group focused on the problem of negative concepts of aging (which Dr. Robert Butler called ageism) and won the First Place for the group and a special award, “Personality Plus” for herself.
Date :14 August 2017
Aging 2.0 brought together a number of start-ups, investors and experts on ageing at its Americas Summit in Toronto.
Date :12 July 2017
Foundation Oportunidad Mayor launches Valdivia as a Chilean centre for gerontology. Dr. Alex Kalache delivered the keynote of the event.
Date :10 July 2017
ILC-Brazil participates in World Bank Workshop on “Population Aging and the organization of health and social care in Brazil”
Date :03 July 2017