24th November 2016
On October 6 and 7, 2016, the International Longevity Centre Brazil (ILC-Brazil) held the 4th International Longevity Forum with Bradesco Seguros being the main sponsor. The Forum also counts on the support of Galderma and other institutional partners (SBGG, UnATi/UERJ and the Global Alliance of ILCs).
The Forum, which discussed the role of technology and design in an ageing society, brought together over 30 national and international experts from fields ranging from architecture to social work and from cosmology to tourism. The Forum was videotaped and an edited version of the presentations will become available in due course.
Another product, a blueprint or manifesto, is also being elaborated with the support of a group of designers. Two core components of the Active Ageing Policy Framework will inform and guide the process toward the creation of this document – the protagonism of older adults and the adoption of a comprehensive life-course perspective. The hope is to prompt younger professionals in the design and technology arenas to reflect on their own ageing and to find inspiration in the opportunities presented to everyone by age neutral or age-friendly design – i.e. design that is friendly to all ages. Additionally, it is hoped that this document will act as a license for older adults to reassess their relationship to design and to assert their role in the design process.
As a tangible product of the 4th International Longevity Forum, the document is intended to guide researchers, service and product developers from both the private and public spheres, entrepreneurs, businesses and the general public. The central principal is that services, products, information, communications and their applications must be developed on the needs, the demands and the partnership of all ultimate users, including older adults.
To access the full programme click here.
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.