NEWS:

The deadline to submit responses to the questionnaire on best practices in the implementation of existing law related to the promotion and protection of the rights of older persons is 18 December 2015.

The winners of the 2015 Age Smart Employer Awards (agesmartemployer.org) were announced today at a packed ceremony attended by experts in aging and employment, elected officials and a diverse set of New York City businesses and their employees.

ILC- France is proud to announce the launch of CLIC PREVENTION SANTE, an online health prevention tool for  all ages  developed by ILC France  and sponsored by KLESIA  ( pension fund ).

This year’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP), in anticipation of the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) to be held in 2016, focused on the impact of the new urban environment on older persons, as well as the impact of older persons on the new urban environment.

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The Columbia Aging Center has launched a digital narrative project, “Exceeding Expectations.”

Last week, members of the ILC Global Alliance participated in a series of events organized by the International Longevity Centre - Brazil.

Hearty Congratulations to Professor Julie Byles, Head of the International Longevity Centre-Australia, for being elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

The 3rd International Longevity Forum will be taking place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from October 21 to October 22.

James Beckford Saunders is a new member of ILC- Australia, and is the CEO of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), which is the administering organization of ILC-Australia.

Ambitious new agenda would end poverty by 2030 and universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection

 

Value-building of India’s greatest Resources- Children through VALUEDUCATION
                
There is a great difference in the situation of the elderly a couple of decades ago and that of today, not just in India, but the world over. Essentially, the family security net always took care of their elders, be they men or women, widowed or unmarried, with ailments and disabilities or merely frail with age.

At the Cota National Policy Forum on “Gender and Ageing- equity and diversity in later life”, hosted by COTA (one of the ILC-Australia members) on the 2nd of July 2015 at Canberra, experts spoke on what gender equity implies for older Australians and the policies needed to achieve this.

On July 15th, ILC-Brazil launched its new report entitled ACTIVE AGEING: A Policy Framework in Response to the Longevity Revolution at the occasion of the 6th meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing at the United Nations in New York.

ILC Singapore organised an inaugural Ageing Research Forum 2015 on May 27, 2015 to share results and learnings from the evaluation conducted of various Tsao Foundation programmes and create a platform to improve and broaden practice for community-based research.

On the 15th June, member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON PROTECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS during the General Assembly of the institution, which was immediately signed by the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Uruguay at OAS headquarters in Washington DC.

The 27th May 2015 saw the launch of ILC Canada at the University of Ottawa.

The symposium, to be held on 6th June 2015, will explore an increasingly influential view in Japan that preparing for one’s departure from life should be an integral component of one’s life planning.

As part of the General Assembly discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations convened an “interactive dialogue with stakeholders” on March 25, 2015.

Several ILC representatives participated in the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), March 9-20, 2015, New York.

Nine International Longevity Centers participated in a panel presentation titled “Global Comparison on Healthy Aging” at the 4th Berlin Demography Forum: "Activity – Health – Participation" held in Berlin, Germany, March 18-20, 2015.

Age Smart Employer — an initiative of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center— launched their Age Smart Industry Guides.