17th July 2017
ILC-Brazil President, Alexandre Kalache, delivered the opening keynote address for the Asian Development Bank’s Regional Conference on Ageing and Long-Term Care Systems. The Conference took place on 28-29 June at the ADB Headquarters in Manila.
On 28 June, Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil delivered the keynote address for the Asian Development Bank's Regional Conference on Aging and Long-Term Care Systems at the ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. The conference brought together representatives from ADB developing member countries, academia, partners in government, and other development agencies to share ideas, experiences, and good practices on ageing and long-term care in Asia and the Pacific, particularly on areas of policy, finance, innovation, healthcare, social protection, urban development and education.
The opening keynote set the town for subsequent discussions: it introduced the concept of active ageing as a lifelong process during which we need to accumulate four capitals. Dr. Kalache also highlighted how important it is to understand that health is created in everyday life and that the earlier we prepare ourselves for long lives the better, but it is never too late. Creating age-friendly communities is one way of providing enabling environments for active ageing and this, according to Dr. Kalache “involves listening to people’s voices and building appropriate services”.
Picture: Asian Development Bank's Regional Conference
Written by Ina Voelcker, firstname.lastname@example.org
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