Celebrating Age, a two-day novel expo on products, services, second career and recruitment, friendly homes and activities for senior citizens is being organised by 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) in the city on October 13 and 14.
The 21st Century has been christened the century of elderly persons and the 22nd will be called the century of the ‘ageing of the aged’. With predictions that by 2050, India will have the highest number of people aged 50 and above, overtaking China’s current primary status, population ageing is one of the most important global trends that needs to be addressed.
The expo will showcase goods and products for 50 years and above citizens, activities and events as well as a live performance festival. There will be a senior officials meeting on qualitative and healthy ageing trends, recruitment desks and second career opportunities, workshops on insurance, banking, etc.
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 challenge is to ensure that the elderly are able to lead a healthy and dignified life ahead.
Speakers such as Dr Masehlkar, renowned scientist and president of the International Longevity Centre India and Dr Gokhale, Dr K.R.Gangadharan, IFA President, Monica Ferreira, ILC GA, Jane Barrat, DG of the IFA, besides key speakers Prof Vinod Kumar, Emeritus Professor, Dept of Medicine, St Stephens Hospital, Delhi, and N Mittal, president, All India Senior Citizens Confederation (AISCCON) will be participating.
The expo will be held at The Expotel Hotel, Lower Tank Bund Road. The entry to the expo is free and it will be open on both October 13 and 14 from 11am to 7 pm.