Please join us in welcoming Dr. Alexandre Kalache, former director of the World Health Organization’s global aging program and current President of the International Longevity Centre-Brazil and Board member of the Age Friendly Institute. Dr. Kalache will inspire us by sharing his international perspective on longevity and the age-friendly movement from decades of leading this work. He will also share best practices and policies necessary to achieve an age-friendly world in which equity, building communities where older adults thrive, and combating ageism and racism are priorities.
Joining Dr. Kalache will be local champions of older Rhode Islanders who, through advocacy and delivery of programs and services to our aging neighbors, are championing the age-friendly cause every day. We welcome our collective impact partners, Rhode Island government leaders from all sectors, and community stakeholders who share our dream of a Rhode Island where older adults feel safe, empowered, independent, and able to live and participate fully in their communities. This event is supported by Point32Health Foundation.