22nd November 2018
6th edition of ILC-BR’s international event takes a look into the future of ageing.
On November 22nd and 23rd, the International Longevity Centre Brazil (ILC-BR) in collaboration with Bradesco Seguros (Brazil’s largest insurance company) and other partners hosted the International Longevity Forum in Rio de Janeiro for the sixth time. The 6th International Longevity Forum focused on Designing the future of ageing and discussed technological developments and other achievements in science.
In her opening remarks, Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief-Executive of ILC-UK and Special Ambassador to the Global Alliance of ILCs, alerted that “excessive respect and consideration to older people is a type of prejudice”. One of the central messages was, as expressed by Dr. Alexandre Kalache, president of ILC-BR, that “the Longevity Revolution – more than thirty years added to life expectancy at birth over the last 100 years – is under threat. This is due to increasing inequalities worldwide.”
The Forum brought together a group of around 30 national and international experts in ageing who shared their knowledge and expertise around public policy, inequalities and racial discrimination, genetics, economics, primary health, long-term and dementia care.
An outcome document of the Forum is being produced and will be published on this website as soon as it is finalized. The Forum, a realization of Bradesco Seguros / Universeg, was co-sponsored by MSD Pharmaceuticals.
Professor Julie Byles, Head of ILC-Australia presents on ‘Healthy Ageing at very old ages – perspectives of women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, at the 53rd Annual Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Conference in 2020.
29th January 2021
After a successful first edition in 2019, almost one hundred participants (ranging from 50 to 74 years) started on 14 January 2021 with the free learning program Silver Starters, which was developed by Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and Aegon. In 12 weeks, the participants will lay the foundation for converting their idea into their own company through online learning and coaching.
15th January 2021
On the last day of 2020, the 300th story milestone was accomplished and published on Wij & corona (translated into Us & corona). On this Dutch story platform experiences of older people during these trying corona times are shared. With this we give the voice of seniors a stage and support and inspire each other! For example, Willem (71) tells how he tries to stay fit at home and Maarten (77), who is a heart patient and must be extra careful.
1st January 2021