Pre Oct 2014
Rio Declaration - Beyond Prevention and Treatment: Developing a Culture of Care in Response to the Longevity Revolution
Within the current century (1950-2050) there will be a 26-fold worldwide increase in the number of people aged 80 and above (from 14 million to 379 million). Although many will continue living actively, significant numbers will experience disability and frailty that require ongoing care.
Smaller, more complex and geographically dispersed family networks are becoming less capable of providing that care without additional support. Health care systems remain largely focused on cure and are not sufficiently orientated to provide care. However much is achieved in prevention and treatment, the longevity revolution comes with an added imperative: to develop a culture of care that is sustainable, affordable, compassionate and universal.
Hear from Leading Expert
Dr Alexandre Kalache
Dr Kalache has a wealth of experience and expertise at the international level through his work (1994-2008) as Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO). In 2002 the WHO Active Ageing Policy Framework was launched. Also under his leadership WHO launched the Global Movement on Age Friendly Cities.
In 2012 Dr Kalache took up the Presidency of the newly-created International Longevity Centre-Brazil in his home city of Rio de Janeiro. He also serves as Global Ambassador of HelpAge International, Senior Advisor at the New York Academy of Medicine and sits on a multitude of boards ranging from the World Economic Forum to the Gulbenkian Foundation.
Dr Kalache was Thinker in Residence in Adelaide during 2011 to 2013 and his report The Longevity Revolution: Creating a society for all ages was released in May 2013.
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2:30pm - 3:15pm: Refreshments
Event Date & Time: Tuesday 17th June, 1:30 to 3:15pm
Event Location: Fullarton Park Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton, SA
Free for all attendees