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.”



Conducting  of physiotherapy camps to assess and address the health of the Older Persons.

Since its foundation in 2012/13, ILC-BR is promoting dialogue about population ageing and its implications for public policies.

ILC-BR President Alexandre Kalache on how urban planning responds to the needs of older people

Since the beginning of this year, ILC-BR works for a hospital in the Southern town of Veranópolis, providing guidance on how to turn the hospital more age-friendly.

As we are now expected to live to 100, we have decided to set “Productive Aging Day” in Japan.