19th July 2018
According to ILC-BR President Alexandre Kalache addressing inequalities is essential to reap benefits of longevity revolution
On July 19th, Alexandre Kalache participated in a session on technologies and international examples of ageing in place during the Healthy Aging Summit in Washington. The Summit was organised by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and the American College of Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Kalache emphasized the importance of reducing inequalities to take real advantage of the longevity revolution, referring to the huge and growing inequalities in Brazil and the USA.
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.
ILC-Japan has been promoting public-industry collaboration to enhance support for older adults in daily living. After conducting studies with community support coordinators and creating a tool with tips to make improvements, we are now in the implementation stage to build actual collaboration between supermarkets and municipalities.
This Summer, ILC-UK's Founder and Executive President, and one of the founding members of the ILC Global Alliance, Baroness Sally Greengross OBE passed away. She was an inspiration to us all across the ILC family, both professionally and personally, and her legacy will continue to live on.
2nd November 2022