NEWS:

As we are now expected to live to 100, we have decided to set “Productive Aging Day” in Japan.

Its goal is for all of us, including individuals, corporations, local communities and government bodies, to work together to build a sustainable and mature society for productive aging, where people of all generations can play active roles and support each other. Through promotion of this day, we would like to call for a national movement so that we can share the same goal to “build a society for productive aging” in Japan.

 

Japan already has a national holiday called Respect for the Aged Day. Its aim, however, goes no further than celebrating a healthy longevity society. We are taking a step further, with the image of a positive society where older people contribute to their communities. This committee mainly consists of Japanese leading researchers and companies that have abolished the mandatory retirement. ILC- Japan is a member of its secretariat and in charge of planning.

 

Mamiko Fukuhara, Operations Director of ILC-Japan

Contact: ilcjapan@mba.sphere.ne.jp

 

Picture: Dr. Hiroko Akiyama, Professor, Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo / Advisory Board of ILC-Japan (left) and Dr. Atsushi Seike, President, The Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan, Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs and Guest Professor of Labor Economics, Keio University / Advisory Board of ILC-Japan (right)

TOP STORIES

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.

ARHIVE: