On September 6th, 2103 the Sheridan College Elder Research Centre SERC celebrates its 10th anniversary with an evening presentation and reception at the Oakville campus. The featured guest is Alexandre Kalache, MD, PhD.
Dr. Kalache serves multiple roles, including that as President of the International Longevity Centre in Brazil. In 1995 he directed the Global Aging Program at the World Health Organization.
His presentation, as the SERC announcement says, will discuss how different sectors are responding to the “Longevity Revolution” and will suggest policies to be considered to ensure that “population aging” becomes a force for positive change on a global scale.
Interesting how Dr. Kalache fronts his topic as The Longevity Revolution. One reason to attend for sure, though maybe not like a revolt on the streets, it might be a thinking affair where collective minds will share. Look out. As Theodore Roszak says in his book by the same title “Longevity Revolution” – “…no revolutionary ever looked for a following among the old.”
Shouldn’t this revolution be everybody’s business? Will a longer life expectancy only matter to older revolutionaries? Well I guess if you’re living it – it does. As another revolutionary Dr. Robert Butler asks in his book “The Longevity Revolution” – “Will there be an excessive concentration of power in the hands of older persons? Will we live under a gerontocracy?”
Well now, we can’t have that, can we? Notice to the revolutionary front – give up a seat or two on the bus for a younger person?