15th June 2020
To mark the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, ILC-India conducted an online Essay Competition for Senior Citizens. Around fifty essays were received, majority of them were from the state of Maharashtra.
For this essay competition, the older persons were asked to share their experiences of how they have been able to stop the abuse of elders in their vicinity. Those who wrote the essays have described how they dealt with the situation and helped in stopping it. The seniors had a lot of their own solutions on how to deal with such sensitive situations of abuse and neglect. Almost all participants have felt the need to make seniors aware about abuse and what actions (legal, psychosocial support etc.) can be taken in such a situation of elder abuse.
The most five relevant and effective essays have been shared on the Facebook page of ILC-India. Majority of the essays are in Marathi, followed by Hindi and English.
The essays were obtained from the participants through Whatsapp and email.
All the participants were given computer generated e-certificates for participation in this competition.
On 16 and 17 October 2023, the ILC Global Alliance held a meeting in Tokyo, Japan, co-chaired by Julie Byles and Margaret Gilles. The attendees included representatives from ILCs in Australia, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, the UK, and the USA as well as the Secretariat.
16 and 17 October 2023
In June / July this year, Prof. Jaco Hoffman, Prof. Vera Roos and Dr. Rayne Stroebel visited the International Longevity Centre (ILC) in Singapore as members of ILC South Africa. The visit aimed to share common themes around socio-gerontology and to learn from examples in Singapore to establish a community for successful ageing.
ILC South Africa is pleased to announce that Rayne Stroebel has joined its leadership team as an Executive Member. He serves alongside Professors Sebastiana Kalula and Jaco Hoffman, based at the University of Cape Town and North-West University, respectively, who are ILCSA’s Co-directors. Retired Professor Monica Ferreira remains Honorary President of ILCSA.