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

Before the Annual Meeting of the Global Alliance on the 23rd October, Presidents, Directors and other senior staff of most of the ILCs participated in the 10th Bradesco Longevity Forum in São Paulo and the 3rd International Longevity Forum in Rio de Janeiro.

The theme was Age-Friendly Initiatives – ranging from age-friendly cities to states, countries, businesses, universities, transport, media and much more. In three panels, the ILCs presented a variety of age-friendly initiatives, which will be featured on this website in the coming months.

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Professor Julie Byles, Head of ILC-Australia presents on ‘Healthy Ageing at very old ages – perspectives of women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, at the 53rd Annual Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Conference in 2020.

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.

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