8th October 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions on social gatherings, ILC-I have been working online since April 2020. In order to stay connected with seniors as well as researchers, doctors and students working on ageing, ILC-I has conducted eighteen webinars, supported under CSR, as part of a national webinar series.
After adapting to working online, ILC-I ran a national webinar series from December 2020 to April 2021 and from July 2021 to present. All eighteen speakers are well-known scholars in the field of ageing. From May 2021 to June 2021, ILC-I organized a state webinar series which was conducted for the participants in Maharashtra; one of the largest states in India.
Initially, the COVID-19 pandemic was the focus of each session, but slowly ILC-I began to focus more broadly on ageing and health. Although they have receiving a good response from participants across India, ILC-I are looking forward to getting connected to more participants, especially students from universities in the North, South and East of India.
The table below contains the topics and the name of the speakers and a link to their respective session, available on ILC-I’s YouTube channel.
Living a Fulfilling Life at 90: Interview with Keiko Higuchi, Japan’s Leading Social Commentator
Ms. Masako Osako, Executive Director of ILC Global Alliance Secretariat, recently sat down with Ms. Keiko Higuchi, President (rijicho) of a Japan-based NPO, Women's Association for the Better Aging Society (WABAS) and a leading social commentator and popular author in Japan. At 90 years old, Higuchi has recently published a new book titled, “Hold on! I am still alive and thriving at age 90,” which is a sequel to her enormously popular book published in 2019, “Ready, set, go! You are now becoming an “old-old person.”
15 March 2023
ILC-India organises Online Essay Competition to celebrate World Women’s Day 2023
To celebrate World Women’s Day on 8th March, ILC-I organized an online Essay competition exclusively for older adults where they expressed their thoughts on the topic titled “An inspiring lady who has influenced my life!”
A real picture of a society where almost 30% of people are aged 65+: The current state of older adults in Japan
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.