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ILC-BR President Alexandre Kalache bringing ageing to the Transnational Law Summit

From April 10 to 13, Alexandre Kalache participated in the Transnational Law Summit, an international conference held at King’s College London. The focus of the conference was on inequalities and the multiple consequences for health, well-being, social harmony and the status of women and other disadvantaged groups. Alexandre Kalache spoke about the importance of developing frameworks that guarantee the opportunities for active ageing across the life course. In particular, the session emphasized the need for a legal mechanism to guarantee older persons’ rights. Older people are still the only group considered as vulnerable that does not have a specific convention to protect their rights.

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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.

The specific cultural background of older migrants does not appear to determine their care wishes and needs. The mutual diversity is great, which means that wishes and needs are very personal and partially depend on where and how someone has lived.

The Hunter Ageing Alliance and the City of Newcastle came together in August 2021 to facilitate a community engagement workshop on the topic of developing an Age Friendly City.

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