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Monica Ferreira, ILC South Africa, is the recipient of INPEA's 2012 International Rosalie S. Wolf Memorial Award for Research, Practice and Prevention of Elder Abuse.

The award was presented to her by INPEA Secretary, Susan Somers, in the 1st IAGG Africa Region Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics (AFRICA AGEING), held in Cape Town on October 17-20. The citation on the award reads: “For decades of devotion to the prevention and protection of older persons from abuse and neglect in the Africa Region and around the globe.”

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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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions on social gatherings, ILC-I has been working through online mode since April 2020. ILC-I’s “Happy Hours Café” includes creative learning which enhance memory, attention & concentration among senior participants.

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.

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