28th March 2017
On March 18th, Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil participated as inspirational speaker in Shell’s LiveWIRE weekend for young entrepreneurs. At the event, he highlighted the importance of the longevity revolution and the impact population ageing will have on their business ideas as well as their lives.
“You have heard a lot about population growth and just now that by 2050, there will be 10 billion people on this planet. But have you thought about how many of them will be older people and who will be those older people?” This is how Alexandre Kalache opened his inspirational talk at the Shell LiveWIRE weekend on March, 18th in the newly revitalised harbour area of Rio de Janeiro.
The young entrepreneurs aged between 20 and 34 were given food for thought, recognizing that it is they themselves who will be part of the large proportion of older persons by 2050. The Shell LiveWIRE programme, established in the UK in 1982 and in Brazil in 2002, offers free online business advice and funding to young entrepreneurs.
Picture: Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil during his talk to the entrepreneurs.
Written by Ina Voelcker, International Longevity Centre Brazil
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.”
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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.