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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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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.

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.

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.

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