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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.

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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.

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