ILC-I, with the support of PNB Metlife organized two workshops on“Planning for Retirement” for the personnel of NCL on the 8th of May 2013 and for PRAJ on the 7th of June 2013. To be prepared for a qualitative life after retirement and to help us age with dignity, it is necessary that planning in terms of not just finances, but also health, both, physical and mental, housing, social life, requires a great deal of foresight preparedness. ILC-I shows the way with such workshops which equip an individual with information and guidance.
ILC-I in partnership with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences conducted the “Creating Advocacy for Elderly” project under the collaborative aegis of UNFPA/TISS/ISEC/IEG from November 2013 to January 2014. This included a two days workshop of “Training of Trainers” on the 21st and 22nd of November 2013. Awareness Generation Sessions were conducted from the 30th of November to the 7th of December 2013, followed by a Refresher course on the 13th of January 2014. This whole programme was conducted under the aegis of the UNFPA-ISEC-IEG-TISS collaborative project on “Advocacy for the Elderly”, in India with the major objective being to train active senior citizens/representatives from organizations working on ageing issues with a view that the trained representatives will reach out at a subsequent stage to the community elderly in their locality for imparting the knowledge base on ageing issues and enhancing awareness about various government legislations, programs, policies and schemes related to elderly.
The Dr.S. D. Gokhale Memorial lecture series was set up to commemorate the work done by late Dr. Gokhale, the Founder President of ILC-I in the areas of ageing, children, health and community development. The first lecture under the lecture series for the year 2013-14 was held on the 21st of September 2013, the birth anniversary of Dr. Gokhale. The four core issues of ageing on which experts were invited to speak on health, law, the ageing process and thefinancials of ageing with experts like Dr. K. H. Sancheti, Dr. Mukund Sarda, Col. Madhav Athavale and Dr. Dilip Satbhai speaking on them. The last lecture was held on the 15th of January 2014, the first death anniversary of Dr. Gokhale.