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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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After a successful first edition in 2019, almost one hundred participants (ranging from 50 to 74 years) started on 14 January 2021 with the free learning program Silver Starters, which was developed by Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and Aegon. In 12 weeks, the participants will lay the foundation for converting their idea into their own company through online learning and coaching.

On the last day of 2020, the 300th story milestone was accomplished and published on Wij & corona (translated into Us & corona). On this Dutch story platform experiences of older people during these trying corona times are shared. With this we give the voice of seniors a stage and support and inspire each other! For example, Willem (71) tells how he tries to stay fit at home and Maarten (77), who is a heart patient and must be extra careful.

This year we have been celebrating our 30th anniversary.

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