The passing away of the iconic gerontologist of India, Dr. S. D. Gokhale,  who was the Founder-President of ILC-I, on the 15th of January 2013, has created a void in the areas of social and community development, and especially in the field of population ageing in India.

ILC-I, as a tribute to this unique and legendary stalwart, has set up the ‘Dr. S. D. Gokhale Memorial Lecture Series’ which was launched on his birth anniversary this year- the 21st of September 2013.
This lecture series would have four lectures from the 21st of September 2013 to the 15th of January 2014, his first death anniversary.

The theme of this lecture series for the year 2013-14 is “Longevity and its challenging facets.” This lecture series is open to the public.

The first lecture was on “Qualitative Ageing” delivered by a senior expert in volunteerism, Col. M.  G. Athavale on the occasion of late Dr. Gokhale’s birth anniversary, the 21st of September 2013. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, Founder President, Symbiosis International University was the Chief Guest (pictured above).

The second lecture was on “Ageing in the Legal Context” delivered on the 22nd of October 2013 by Advocate N. M. Apte. The Chief Guest on this occasion was Dr. Mukund Sarda, Dean and Principal, New Law College, Bharatiya Vidyapeeth University.

The third lecture of the series is to be delivered by the renowned orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. K. H. Sancheti on “Ageing Healthily” on the 18th of December 2013.

The last lecture in the series for this year will be delivered by Dr. (Prof.) Dilip Satbhai on the 15th of January 2014, his first death anniversary, on the “Financials of Ageing.”
Commemorating the legend that Dr. Gokhale was, through this Memorial Lecture series is just a small gesture on the part of ILC-I to take forward the vision that he propounded, that of “Celebrating Age and Creating a Society for All Ages.”



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” ( 

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.