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ILC-BR Technical Director Ina Voelcker spoke about longevity and population ageing in an event aimed at inspiring 700 employees of the Brazilian Federal savings bank Caixa Econômica.

On 21st of April, Ina Voelcker had the opportunity to inspire 700 employees of Caixa Econômica, the largest government-owned financial institution of Latin America, which participated in a two-day event on the big challenges our societies are facing. Ina invited the employees to reflect about ageing and question the images that come to their mind when thinking of ageing. In addition to demographics, Ina spoke about the impact of population ageing on the various sectors of society and about possible approaches to respond to these challenges.

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This report shows the real life of older adults in Japan. Their labour participation rate, financial assets, relationships with neighbours are described first, and then systems such as pension, medical and long-term care are being explained with numbers and figures.

ILC-Japan has been promoting public-industry collaboration to enhance support for older adults in daily living. After conducting studies with community support coordinators and creating a tool with tips to make improvements, we are now in the implementation stage to build actual collaboration between supermarkets and municipalities.

This Summer, ILC-UK's Founder and Executive President, and one of the founding members of the ILC Global Alliance, Baroness Sally Greengross OBE passed away. She was an inspiration to us all across the ILC family, both professionally and personally, and her legacy will continue to live on.

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