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ILC Global Alliance Celebrate's UN International Day of Older Persons

The ILC Global Alliance was proud to join the United Nations in celebrating the nineteenth annual International Day of Older Persons. We were thrilled to reflect on the contributions of older people to societies around the world. We also congratulated all of those who have made enormous strides to improve the lives of older persons as it is our belief that these efforts will ultimately benefit people of all ages.

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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.

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