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IFA Virtual Town Hall l In Conversation with Dr. Olive Bryanton: Enhancing the Quality-of-Life of Older Women in Rural Communities through Empowerment Education
As 2021 marks the start of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing, there is an urgent need for governments, civil society, international agencies, the media and others to work together to improve the lives of older people, their families and communities, and tackle ageism and stigma. Dr. Bryanton’s work on “Empowering community dwelling women age 85 and older in maintaining their chosen lifestyle” highlights the significance of empowerment education to enhance quality-of-life.

Discussing empowerment education related to the ageing process, rights and social justice, and the provision of transportation options to meet mobility needs are important findings for older women in rural communities. During a global pandemic where the needs of older persons have heightened attention, it is vital to support this population and attend to their various needs through educational tools and resources.

This town hall takes place at 07:00 am (Eastern Standard Time) on Friday 26February 2021 (additional time zones below):

Geneva, Switzerland: 13:00
Lagos, Nigeria: 13:00
New Delhi, India: 17:30
Perth, Australia: 20:00

This town hall will be recorded and streamed live on Facebook. Should you be unable to participate, a recording will be available on the IFA Facebook page at and resources will be available at:

Feb 26, 2021 07:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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