Live Long and Prosper: Ageing in Place | SGInnovate
April 28 2021

Location

Online Event
Singapore

Live Long and Prosper: Ageing in Place

Presented by SGInnovate

According to a report by the United Nations on World Population Prospects, it is estimated that by 2050, one in six people worldwide will be over the age of 65. However, in Singapore's context, one in four people will be over 65 by 2030 - exponentially earlier and higher than the global predicted average.  With the worldwide population living longer lives, what are the ways science and technology can ensure an extended period of good or better health? 
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred innovations and research into improving the ageing experience for older adults. Find out from our experts as they share what it would take to be healthy for longer and to age in place by keeping one's independence in the comfort of one's home.

Date: 28 April 2021, Wednesday
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (Singapore Time / UTC +8)

Programme:
11:00am - 11:05am: Opening Remarks
11:05am - 12:00pm: Panel Discussion on Live Long and Prosper: Ageing in Place and Q&A:

  • Dr Theng Yin Leng, Executive Director, Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education (ARISE) and Director, Centre for Healthy & Sustainable Cities (CHESS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • Janice Chia, Founder and Managing Director, Ageing Asia, Singapore
  • Charlene Chang, Group Director (Ageing Planning Office), Ministry of Health
  • Moderator: Jasmine Qiu, Assistant Director, Health and Biomedical Sciences
Speakers' Profiles:
Dr Theng Yin Leng, Executive Director, Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education (ARISE) and Director, Centre for Healthy & Sustainable Cities (CHESS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

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Dr Theng Yin Leng is President’s Chair in Information Studies, and Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore). She is also the Associate Provost (Faculty Affairs) at the President’s Office, Executive Director (Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education), and Director (Centre for Healthy & Sustainable Cities at WKWSCI). In the area of research, Professor Theng’s philosophy is about doing worthwhile, scientifically-based experimental Human-Computer Interaction in understanding users and their interactions, especially for Information Systems, in her earlier research on the World Wide Web and Digital Libraries, and with recent focus on interactive systems/devices for the Elderly, Healthcare and Education/Training. Her main research interest is to develop innovative tools, techniques, methods and models to assist in the design and evaluation of interactive systems/devices, making research relevant and impacting society.

Her main research interest is experimental Human-Computer Interaction in understanding users and their interactions for the Elderly, Health and Education/Training, develop innovative tools, techniques, methods and models to assist in the design and evaluation of interactive systems/devices, making research relevant and impacting society.

Janice Chia, Founder and Managing Director, Ageing Asia, Singapore
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Singaporean entrepreneur Janice Chia founded Ageing Asia Pte Ltd with the mission to drive innovation in the way future generations age, by engaging the business community to create better products and services that will enable healthy ageing, independent ageing and dignified ageing.

Janice has accumulated vast experience from visiting over 400 residential and aged care homes from over 15 countries. Since 2009, she has been actively involved in consulting organisations seeking global best practices in housing, health and care models that can be translated for the Asian market. Janice is also quoted regularly in the media, such as the BBC, on Asia Pacific business trends in ageing. Influenced by the changing needs of her elderly relatives, and inspired by higher expectations in quality of life of the baby boomer generation, Janice firmly believes that social challenges of ageing can be transformed into economic opportunities for Asia.

Her vision is to change the way we age in Asia Pacific, and move towards an ageing-at-home world where older adults age in better health, desire independence and aspire
towards ageing with dignity.

Ageing Asia is Asia Pacific’s first industry alliance on the business of ageing. Ageing
Asia seeks to unite business, government, community leaders and the media, to drive
change for APAC’s ageing landscape. Ageing Asia’s vision is to lead advocacy and
educational role in improving quality and standards of eldercare, nurture partnerships
and curate the development of solutions that address the new opportunities and market
demands of the ageing baby boomer population.

Charlene Chang, Group Director (Ageing Planning Office), Ministry of Health
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Charlene Chang was appointed Group Director of the Ageing Planning Office in the Ministry of Health on 1 April 2019. She oversees the development and implementation of the national ageing agenda, to bring about the national vision of opportunities, communities and a city for all ages. Prior to this, Charlene held various positions at the Public Service Division (Prime Minister’s Office), the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth, the Ministry of National Development, the Ministry of Manpower, and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Charlene holds a Second Upper Honours from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, and a Master in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. She is married with 2 daughters.

Moderator's Profile:
Jasmine Qiu, Assistant Director, Health and Biomedical Sciences, SGInnovate
 

Topics: MedTech / HealthTech / BioTech