Here's the long interior court where NGO Forum Delegates walked back
and forth, meeting, talking, finding some tapas and other food.
This massive exterior of the Feria de Madrid dwarfed humans. The
building could house several conventions at the same time.
Quick conference among NGO'ers in the Forum hallways:
Rev. Richard Gentzler
, Director of Older Adult Ministries for
the United Methodist Church Board of Discipleship, USA; Carol
, gerontologist and Global Action on Aging volunteer;
, President of Global Action on Aging.
Ellsworth G. Stanton, Chairman of the Board of Directors of
the Burden Center on Aging and the Federation of Protestant Welfare
Agencies; Carol Traynor, GAA volunteer and William (Bill)
Dionne, Executive Director of the Burden Center on Aging.
Global Action on Aging partners at the NGO Forum lunch together at
the Juan Carlos Feria.
Betty Letzig, Global Action on Aging volunteer, moderates
workshop on social initiatives of older women in Ghana, Uganda, and
USA to improve situation of older persons. Panelists are Mary
Singletary, Negro Business and Professional Women; Caroline
Njuki, Health and Relief Asst. Gen'l Sec'y, UMC/GBGM; Emmy
Lou John, Global Action on Aging volunteer (l.-r.)
, writer and Peace Action activist, and Sister
, Loretto Community, outside the Hall where
delegates debated the contents
of the International Plan of Action on Ageing 2002.
Four USA-based women, Ruth Nadel
of the Clearinghouse on
Women's Issues; Phyllis Mayer
, Ph.D; Florence Ross
(both earned doctorates in their 80's); Joy Simonson
Women's League, in the halls of the NGO Forum. (l.r.)
Judy Lerner, Peace Action, with members of the Ladies
Charitable Society Delegation, Dr. Shokooh Navahi-Nejad, Mrs.
Roya Bozorgpour and Mrs. Ehteram Malacouti-Najad (l-r)
LCS Booth containing information and handicrafts from the Kahrizak
Home for the Aged and Disabled in Iran.
Professor Shokook Navahi-Nejad, University of Tehran,
comments on mental health situation of older persons.
Ladies Charitable Society volunteer, Mrs. Ferhat Mahdizadeh,
at Forum Booth with graphs and information about Kahrizak, their
large, world-class residential home for the aged and disabled
Another popular Booth at the Forum, mounted by the China National
Committee on Ageing, that attracted many guests.
Caroline Njuki, originally from Uganda (l) and Noemi
Fuentes, from the Philippines (r) make a new Lithuanian friend
at the NGO Forum.
Emmy Lou John fast-stepping to some Lithuanian rhythms at a
Forum musical session.
Elaine Parker and Emmy Lou John, Aurora, Illinois, who
are Global Action on Aging volunteers, catch some rest between
Lavada Redding, Board of Directors' member of Women's
Division, United Methodist GBGM
Lavada Redding, confers with Dr. Caroline Njuki, near
the conclusion of the NGO Forum.