24th March 2015
Age Smart Employer — an initiative of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center— launched their Age Smart Industry Guides.
These five separate guides; Family-owned Business, Food Service, Manufacturing and Skilled Trades, Non-profit Organizations and The Advantages of Older Workers; are geared directly to small business owners, to provide them with peer-to-peer advice on solving some of their biggest staffing challenges by hiring and retaining older workers, and were gleaned from interviews conducted with 100 small business owners around New York City.
These guides are a resource intended to stimulate others to follow these leaders and to earn themselves an Age Smart Employer Award, an initative led by the Columbia Aging Center, in partnership with The New York Academy of Medicine (and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation). Although these guides are New York City specific, many of the tips, policies, and practices have wider applicability.
The guides have received some media coverage, with stories in Crain’s New York Businessand Huff Post.
For more information about Age Smart Employer NYC, please visit our website – www.agesmartemployer.org; and please follow us on Twitter at @ColumbiaAging and @AgeSmartEmploy.
Living a Fulfilling Life at 90: Interview with Keiko Higuchi, Japan’s Leading Social Commentator
Ms. Masako Osako, Executive Director of ILC Global Alliance Secretariat, recently sat down with Ms. Keiko Higuchi, President (rijicho) of a Japan-based NPO, Women's Association for the Better Aging Society (WABAS) and a leading social commentator and popular author in Japan. At 90 years old, Higuchi has recently published a new book titled, “Hold on! I am still alive and thriving at age 90,” which is a sequel to her enormously popular book published in 2019, “Ready, set, go! You are now becoming an “old-old person.”
15 March 2023
ILC-India organises Online Essay Competition to celebrate World Women’s Day 2023
To celebrate World Women’s Day on 8th March, ILC-I organized an online Essay competition exclusively for older adults where they expressed their thoughts on the topic titled “An inspiring lady who has influenced my life!”
A real picture of a society where almost 30% of people are aged 65+: The current state of older adults in Japan
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.