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While longevity increases, those who are living longer are at risk from a lower quality of life. A poor quality of life might refer to issues with health, social isolation, economic restraints or a number of other problems.

While longer life expectancy is a good thing, it is important to ensure that as longevity increases older people are not living in discomfort or poverty. A measure of an older person’s quality of life will ensure not only a longer life, but a longer, better life.

News

Following a meeting of its members on Thursday, 7 May 2020, the ILC Global Alliance has prepared a Position Statement on COVID-19.

The Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and ILC-Netherlands research project focusses on the impact, measures and restrictions of the corona virus on the senior population. The project intends to focus on how a diverse group of seniors (aged 60+) experience the virus and the measures taken. How do they perceive the risks and how does is impact their daily lives?

What value does art (such as dance, drawing, music, song, poetry, theatre etc.) have on an individual, social and societal level? With the two-year research 'Art for Senior Positive Health and Well-Being. Capturing the Impact of Art-based Initiatives and Programmes' Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and Amsterdam UMC look into the value of art in long-term care by describing existing art initiatives in care, evaluating the impact and looking for the underlying working principles.

Incontinence – a public health issue to be dealt with using a life-course approach

On International Women's Day, Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-Dominican Republic was awarded with the Medal of Merit, the highest honour that the Dominican Government gives to women.

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.

On October 5, ILC-BR organized a seminar to discuss the importance of vaccination across all ages. The seminar was held at Iamspe, the Institute for Medical Assistance for Public Servants of the State of Sao Paulo.

On October 6 and 7, 2016, the International Longevity Centre Brazil (ILC-Brazil) held the 4th International Longevity Forum with Bradesco Seguros being the main sponsor. The Forum also counts on the support of Galderma and other institutional partners (SBGG, UnATi/UERJ and the Global Alliance of ILCs).

El Dia, one of the most read newspapers of the Dominican Republic invited Dr. Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-DR, Vice President of INPEA and one of the pioneers of geriatrics in the country, to talk about the situation of older adults in a space denominated Colloquium of El Dia to which every week an important person of the Dominican society is invited.

The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and Hong Kong Association of Gerontology will be holding the “Gary Andrews Academy Workshop on Social Policy for the Aged” on 25-26th February, 2016 (Thursday & Friday) at the Hong Kong Association of Gerontology.

The International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) is the Satellite Centre of the United Nations’ International Institute on Ageing, Malta for the SAARC region.

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

The International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) organized a Mini Walkathon of senior citizens to mark the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on the 15th of June 2014 in Pune.

Launch of the Global Plan on 11th May 2011.

Reports

This Discussion Paper collates the findings of 10 ILCs within the ILC Global Alliance on the subject of housing for older people.

This monograph has been produced by the Centre of Expertise in Longevity and Long-term Care (Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague), International Longevity Centre-Czech Republic.

Older people aren’t always getting the most from their retirement savings, according to a new report, by Jackie Wells for the ILC-UK.

The purpose of this ILC-USA report is to gain an understanding and encourage further research on the importance of satisfaction and well-being for older adults making transitions in their residential living arrangements.

The study examined a groundbreaking program designed to reduce elder abuse and neglect.

An ILC-UK collection of expert essays exploring how the 'lifetime neighbourhoods agenda' for housing and the built environment can respond to the economic downturn.

In a new publication, Global Aging Report: Threats to Longevity, the ILC Global Alliance outlines the urgent need for the global community to work together to combat the increasing threats to longevity around the world.

This ILC-France report describes demographic data and examines the causes of the increase in longevity and implications on working lives.

The books examine positive aspects of and successful adaptations to aging and focus on challenges and concerns for families, policy makers, and governments in caregiving and end-of-life issues.

In a super-aging society Japan it is predicted that people aged 75 or older living alone and elderly couple-only households will go on increasing.

ILC-India launch new book on Ageing and Spirituality

This ILC-UK policy brief is the third and final publication of a series focusing on policies addressing obesity in the UK.

the international Longevity Centre- India has come out with this book to understand this global phenomenon of 'ageing' and its implications in the right spirit and perspective.

Two of the most challenging public heath problems that account for significant morbidity and mortality are smoking and obesity. Over the last 20 years, while smoking prevalence rates have declined, obesity rates have increased sharply.

The increasing proportion of very old people in the population means that how to 'age well', even in later old age, is now an important issue for policymakers and researchers, as well as for older people themselves.