The short training programme in “Gerontology”, jointly organized by the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA); the International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I); and the Dr. D. Y. Patil University, India was launched on the 19th of January 2013 at the Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College in Pimpri, Pune.

The International Longevity Centre-India is a satellite centre of UN INIA and this is the third INIA training programme organized by ILC-I in  India.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was Prof. Ram Takwale, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Pune. Dr. P. D. Patil, the President of the Dr. D. Y. Patil University presided over the function.

Prof. Joseph Troisi, Director, INIA and Prof. Rajgopal Dhar Chakraborti, faculty INIA were the Guests of Honour. The other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Mr. Jayant Umranikar, Chairman, ILC-I, Dr. K. B. Powar, the Chancellor, Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Dr. P. N. Razdan, the Vice Chancellor, Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Mr. C. S. Pathak, Director, ILC-I and Ms. Anjali Raje, the Executive Director, ILC-I.

This training programme runs from the 19th of January 2013 to the 25th of January 2013. Participants from across India and from diverse professions, including medical doctors, academicians, social workers, trained caregivers of the elderly, senior citizens, students of gerontology amongst others, undertook the seven days training. Certificates are given to the participants on the completion of the course.

The above photograph, taken at the launch, shows Dr. Joseph Troisi, Director of the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations, Malta receiving congratulations from Dr. P. D. Patil, President of the Dr. D. Y. Patil University.



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.