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Exceeding Expectations, the digital narrative project of the Columbia Aging Center, was recognized by the New York Press Association with its annual award for best news of feature story.

Conceived by Ruth Finkelstein and directed, created, and edited by Dorian Block, the series was recognized in April 2016 by the New York Press Association for the narrative featuring Hank Blum written by Heather Clayton Colangelo. Hank Blum, an 85-year-old retiree who can’t stay retired, is an example of someone who benefits from the workplace and the engagement that work provides.

Despite several attempts to retire, Dr. Blum currently works at Metro Optics, a small business that received the 2015 Age Smart Employer Award, an initiative of the Columbia Aging Center to recognize businesses with hiring practices that favor a workforce of all ages.

Dr Hank Blum

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On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Columbia Aging Center celebrates the participants in its digital narrative project “Exceeding Expectations” (exceedingexpectations.nyc). 

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.

ILC-I, as UN INIA's Satellite Centre for the SAARC region is glad to announce that the admission for the United Nations' International Institute on Ageing, Malta's (UN INIA) Certificate Course on "Social Gerontology" is now open.

ILC – Australia symposium, Session 3385 6.00-7.30pm, IAGG 2017 - San Francisco
This symposium invited researchers, service providers, and advocacy organizations to consider changes in housing in late life, and how housing affects people’s access to care as they age.

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.

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