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In the beginning of June, ILC-BR’s Alexandre Kalache and Ina Voelcker participated in the national conference of the Brazilian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SBGG).

Alexandre Kalache had various commitments to present at a session about age-friendly cities, a key note on resilience and as moderator of a panel in which Ina presented on the review of the Madrid Plan of Action on Ageing and ageing within the global development agenda.

The Congress was an occasion to meet with many longstanding friends and colleagues from Brazil as well as representatives of the IAG of other countries of the region.

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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.

The specific cultural background of older migrants does not appear to determine their care wishes and needs. The mutual diversity is great, which means that wishes and needs are very personal and partially depend on where and how someone has lived.

The Hunter Ageing Alliance and the City of Newcastle came together in August 2021 to facilitate a community engagement workshop on the topic of developing an Age Friendly City.

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