7th August 2018
Inequalities are a central theme of Dr. Kalache’s contributions to debates around the IFA Conference in Toronto.
Before the official opening of the XIV Global Conference on Ageing of the IFA in Toronto, Dr. Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-BR opened the Brain Health Forum, event organised by Aging2.0 Toronto. The Forum on brain health brought experts and innovators to discuss about the future of the field. Dr. Kalache gave a general overview of the opportunities and challenges related to health in an ageing world and highlighted the importance of making these opportunities available to all.
On the same day, Dr. Kalache delivered the closing speech of the “Addressing Inequalities Summit”, organised by IFA together with the Canadian Government. Objective of the Summit was to share knowledge and experience on how to improve the health and well-being of the most vulnerable older people.
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.
ILC-Japan has been promoting public-industry collaboration to enhance support for older adults in daily living. After conducting studies with community support coordinators and creating a tool with tips to make improvements, we are now in the implementation stage to build actual collaboration between supermarkets and municipalities.
This Summer, ILC-UK's Founder and Executive President, and one of the founding members of the ILC Global Alliance, Baroness Sally Greengross OBE passed away. She was an inspiration to us all across the ILC family, both professionally and personally, and her legacy will continue to live on.
2nd November 2022