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 “Celebrating Age Expo on Active Retirement” to be held in city

Hyderabad|India|August'2012: Vision India in association with the International Longevity Centre India Chapter and supported by the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), the Silver Innings Foundation and the Association of Senior Living India (ASLI) brings six city 2 Day “Celebrating Age Expo on Active Retirement” coming to city. It will be held on October 13 and 14th.

The first of the expo series is in Bangalore on September 1 and 2 followed by one at Pune on September 7 and 8 and later on at the World Trade Centre in Mumbai on September 15 and 16. The same expo continues at Ahmedabad on September 22 and 23 and in Goa on September 29 and 30. Chennai follows with the expo to be held on October 6 and 7, at Hyderabad on October 13 and 14 and the last one in Delhi on October 20 and 21.

The expo will showce the goods and products for the 50 plus, activities and events as well as a live performance festival. There wil be a senior officials meeting on qualitative and healthy ageing trends, recruitment desks and second career opportunities, workshops on insurance, banking, etc.

Dr Masehlkar. renowned scientist and president of the International Longevity Centre India and Dr Gokhale, Dr K.R.Gangadharan, IFA President and Ms Monica Ferreira, ILC GA and Ms Jane Barrat, DG of the IFA will be participating. The key speakers are Prof Vinod Kumar,Emeritus Professor, Dept of Medicine,St Stephens Hospital -Delhi, Ms Mala Kapur Shankardass ,Sociologist, Gerontologist, Health & Development Social Scientist,Mr Sailesh Mishra,Founder-President,Silver Inning Foundation Mumbai-India, Mr R. N. Mittal - President, All India Senior Citizens Confederation (AISCCON).Dr.Radha Murthy, President ,Nightingale Medical Trust,Bangalore, Dr. Indira Jai Prakash, Professor of Psychology (Rtd),Bangalore ,Dr. K. H. Sancheti ,Founder, Sancheti Institute For Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation (SIOR)-Pune,Prof. S. Siva Raju- Dean Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Dr(Ms.). S.Rajeswari Rao, BARC/ Medical division, Mr. M. H. Dalal Founder-Chairman, Association of Senior Living India (ASLI) will be present and speak.

The21st Century has been christened the century of elderly persons And 22nd will be called the century of the 'ageing of the aged'. By 2050, India is set to have the highest number of people 50 years and above and will overtake China's current primary status says Janki Venketraman of Vision India while announcing 'Celebrating Age',century of the 'ageing of the aged', Population ageing is one of the most important global trends of the 21st century, he informed.

This show is a pioneering initiative, a spirited 2012 version on qualitative ageing and productive human talent as well as the emergence of new markets. It will be addressing the trends and tipping points that are accelerating change in consumer attitudes of those aged 50 and above. This market segment has only touched the tip of the iceberg and thus offers enormous potential to all stakeholders. The International Longevity Cetre-India is headed by the sterling leadership of Dr R.A.Masehlkar, renowned scientist and president of the Centre along with Dr S.D.Gokhale, who have dedicated themselves to addressing the issues of the elderly together with population ageing, which is emerging as a major challenge of the 21st century

The challenge is to ensure that the elderly are able to lead a healthy and dignified life ahead. They should have every opportunity to pursue the activities of their choice and be treated with respect and dignity. The elderly form a rich repository of knowledge and experience and this event has been desinged to showcase the activities that the elderly can participate in to enrich their retirement lives.

Apart from the workshops and conferences there will also be many fun and frolic programmes including yoga, aerobics, food stalls and recreational amenities. Care has been taken to stage the programme in centrally located venues with ample space and facilities like wheelchairs, drinking water, food courts, etc to make seniors comfortable.

ILC-I is a leading technical consultant in the field of ageing for this expo, which is essentially an exhibition of products and services in the fields of banking, insurance, health and wellness, integrated townships with senior friendly homes, Senior housing and retirement communities, insurance and banking, travel and leisure, vacations and resorts, hygiene and personal care, second careers and recruitment, especially appealing to the 60 plus age groups along with younger groups in their forties too.

-August'2012

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