NEWS:

From 6 May to 11 June 2021, the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia School of Journalism hosted the Robert N. Butler–Jack Rosenthal Age Boom Academy: "Combatting Loneliness in Aging: Toward a 21st Century Blueprint for Societal Connectedness" online.

The specific cultural background of older migrants does not appear to determine their care wishes and needs. The mutual diversity is great, which means that wishes and needs are very personal and partially depend on where and how someone has lived.

The Hunter Ageing Alliance and the City of Newcastle came together in August 2021 to facilitate a community engagement workshop on the topic of developing an Age Friendly City.

On 15 June 2021, ILC Argentina, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and the Geriatrics and Gerontological Society hosted a Latin American Conference: “FROM RAISING AWARENESS TOWARDS GOOD PRACTICES", to commemorate World Elder Awareness Abuse Day within the framework of " the Decade of Healthy Aging "(2021-2030).

Dr. Kiran Rabheru of ILC Canada spoke about the threats faced by older persons during COVID-19 recovery and provided a series of recommendations to governments to combat these issues.

The 16th conference of the Society for Applied Gerontology-Japan will be held on 6 and 7 November, 2021, on the theme, “To Live Productively for a Lifetime: Revisiting Productive Aging.” It is co-hosted by ILC-Japan and chaired by Shinichi Ogami, the advisor of ILC-Japan.

ILC-Japan is organizing an international symposium as part of a large event titled “Ikigai (meaning of life) & Tasukeai (mutual support) Summit in Kanagawa”, which will be held on Thursday, 2 September 2021, in Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan.

The Stakeholder Group on Ageing organized a side event at the HLPF about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on governmental policymaking for older persons. The panelists also discussed how older persons can increase their political leverage and combat ageism.

ILC-UK are hosting a webinar on how digital technology can help improve access to health and increase uptake of vaccinations across Europe.