16th July 2020
Following a meeting of its members on Thursday, 7 May 2020, the ILC Global Alliance has prepared a Position Statement on isolation and abuse of older persons during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ILC Global Alliance (ILC-GA) membership is united in their concern for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals, families, and communities. During this crisis, people around the world have been forced to shield to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities. In many parts of the world older people have been told to shield or isolate, regardless of whether they have underlying health issues. Older people have been resilient and resourceful during this pandemic finding new ways to remain mentally and physically active. Many older people have embraced technology as a tool to combat loneliness and isolation. However, for others there remain significant barriers to digital communication, meaning the pandemic has resulted in a prolonged period of loneliness or isolation.
To read the full statement, please click on the below link:
ILC-GA position on isolation and abuse of older persons during the COVID-19 pandemic
On 16 and 17 October 2023, the ILC Global Alliance held a meeting in Tokyo, Japan, co-chaired by Julie Byles and Margaret Gilles. The attendees included representatives from ILCs in Australia, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, the UK, and the USA as well as the Secretariat.
16 and 17 October 2023
In June / July this year, Prof. Jaco Hoffman, Prof. Vera Roos and Dr. Rayne Stroebel visited the International Longevity Centre (ILC) in Singapore as members of ILC South Africa. The visit aimed to share common themes around socio-gerontology and to learn from examples in Singapore to establish a community for successful ageing.
ILC South Africa is pleased to announce that Rayne Stroebel has joined its leadership team as an Executive Member. He serves alongside Professors Sebastiana Kalula and Jaco Hoffman, based at the University of Cape Town and North-West University, respectively, who are ILCSA’s Co-directors. Retired Professor Monica Ferreira remains Honorary President of ILCSA.