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ILC-BR President Alexandre Kalache on how urban planning responds to the needs of older people

The Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum is convened by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and is the first of its kind in Asia to focus on metropolitan social issues. The event offers opportunity for dialogue between philanthropists, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, academics and representatives of NGOs.

Alexandre Kalache participated, together with Jane Barratt, Secretary General of IFA and Dr Law Chi-kwong, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Labour and Welfare. The session explored what turns a city into an age-friendly place and how they differ with respect to ageing populations. The experts also discussed innovative examples from around the world.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions on social gatherings, ILC-I have been working online since April 2020. In order to stay connected with seniors as well as researchers, doctors and students working on ageing, ILC-I has conducted eighteen webinars, supported under CSR, as part of a national webinar series.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions on social gatherings, ILC-I has been working through online mode since April 2020. ILC-I’s “Happy Hours Café” includes creative learning which enhance memory, attention & concentration among senior participants.

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.

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