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Anne Basting

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2017

United States
Anne Basting is transforming the experience of aging and the stigma around dementia and memory loss by empowering older adults and their caregivers with new practices rooted in creative expression and community building. Having demonstrated the impact at the individual level, her sights are now set... Lire la suite

Simone Berti

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2012

By teaching practical culinary and social skills, Simone Berti is preparing individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities to assimilate into society and be self-sufficient. Lire la suite
Indrani Chakravarty is designing the first institute in India to combine research with practical work and care for the elderly. The project not only will provide necessary services to the elderly in Calcutta, but also could eventually draw necessary attention to the plight of the eighty million... Lire la suite

Bénédicte Défontaines

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2013





Face à l’engorgement des hôpitaux spécialisés dans les maladies cognitives et pour démocratiser l’accès à un diagnostic précoce, rapide et accessible à tous, assorti d’une prise en charge adaptée, Bénédicte crée en 2004 un...

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Ruth Gelehrter da Costa Lopes

Ashoka Fellow since jan 1991

Ruth Gelehrter da Costa Lopes, a São Paulo social psychologist, has started Brazil's first public psychological clinic for the elderly, a burgeoning population ignored by Brazilian professionals and institutions. Lire la suite

Kenji Hayashi

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2017

Kenji Hayashi is rejuvenating rural areas suffering from depopulation. By creating a new pathway for emerging urban professionals to build their careers as change agents in rural municipalities, Kenji is creating a system that enables the sustainable development of struggling rural communities. Lire la suite

Ole Kassow

Ashoka Fellow since avr 2017

Cycling Without Age takes elderly nursing home residents, who tend to be socially excluded, back into the streets and allows them to be part of ongoing urban life. As the elderly passengers and younger cyclists co-create new experiences on trishaws, Cycling Without Age showcases the joy of... Lire la suite

Jean-Michel Ricard

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2006




Le progrès a “ ajouté des années à la vie”, mais nombre de personnes n’en profitent pas ou mal. Afin d’améliorer le lien social, prévenir certaines maladies ou encore la perte d’autonomie des personnes âgées, des personnes en situation de handicap et/ou atteintes de maladies...

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Sérgio Serapião

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2018

Sérgio Serapião is building a national movement to change the paradigm of old age in Brazil. Through networking and a replicable model of meetings, trainings, co-construction of new roles and forms of changemaking, and incubation of initiatives aimed at this public, Sérgio enables the acceleration... Lire la suite

Kusumadewi (DY) Suharya

Ashoka Fellow since avr 2017

For long dementia has been considered as normal process of aging. Not many people realized that in most cases it is caused by Alzheimer, a degenerative disease affecting the brain tissue. DY is creating a support system for people with dementia as well as building public awareness of warning signs. Lire la suite