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Over 700 people participated in the 1st Regional Forum on Active and Sustainable Ageing of the Médio Vale do Itajaí in the southern State of Santa Catarina. The keynote on “Active Ageing and the Longevity Revolution” was delivered by Alexandre Kalache.

The event was organised by the Centre for Public Policy of the Regional University of Blumenau.

Alexandre Kalache delivered the opening keynote on “Brazil – each time older” at the EXAME Health Forum in Brasília. While talking about the impact of population ageing in Brazil, he highlighted the tremendous inequalities in the country. He also put the discussion on health in the context of bigger social problems, such as high rates of violence and precarious educational outcomes. The event took place on June 21st and was live streamed via Exame’s Facebook page.

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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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