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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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Just and ILC-UK ‘Innovating for Ageing’ project calls for submissions on problems relating to consumer vulnerability.

Sensitising school children on the occasion by creating awareness on the conservation of water.

 

On International Women's Day, Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-Dominican Republic was awarded with the Medal of Merit, the highest honour that the Dominican Government gives to women.

 

In the beginning of March, the UN Statistical Commission met in New York. It established the Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data lead by the UK Office for National Statistics.


Journalists from around the US are invited to apply for this year’s Age Boom Academy, The Future of Work: New Technology and an Aging Workforce to be held May 31 – June 2 at Columbia Journalism School in NYC.

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