The symposium on “Live, Learn & Work: Exploring Possibilities with Longevity” took place at National University of Singapore on November 12, 2015 to define the framework for transforming Singapore’s rapid ageing into a demographic powerhouse. Symposium organizers are Duke University Graduate Medical School – Singapore and the Centre for Ageing Research & Education (CARE). Next Age Institute (NAI), NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Social Science and Policy Cluster, and Alexandra Health are co-organizers.
Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger, Director of Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University delivered the keynote address Mastering Demographic Change: Health, Work and Education.
The event featured three panels with experts in policy and practice:
- Health Panel – Multidisciplinary approaches to health, frailty, and resilience
- Ng Tze Pin, Gerontology Research Programme, National University of Singapore
- Philip Yap, Geriatric Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
- Wong Loong Mun, Agency for Integrated Care
- Work Panel – Shifting mindsets, changing paradigms
- Ursula Staudinger, Columbia Aging Center, Columbia University
- Rosalyn Ten, Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices
- Lim Sia Hoe, Centre for Seniors
- Learning Panel – Redefining and expanding the horizons for study, participation and growth
- Helen Ko, Beyond Age
- Soh Swee Ping, Council for Third Age
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