– Day 1 14:00 – 15:30 Smart- Ageing Innovation Lab 1 (L1)
Prof Kathryn BRAU
Professor, University of Hawaii
President, Active Aging Consortium Asia-Pacific
Active Ageing and Anti-ageing: How can they work together?
With the ageing of the world’s population, we need to think about ways to keep people healthy and productive well into late life. The “active ageing” approach focuses on helping people maximize their given potential throughout life, while the “anti-ageing” approach seems to focus on expenses remedies to reverse ageing. How can these approaches work together? In this talk, I will present strategies that bring these concepts into closer alignment, and I will outline a way forward that optimizes ageing for all
citizens, rich and poor.
Kathryn Braun is Professor and Director of the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawaii. She also is the Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed Co-Chair on Aging and Co-Investigator of Hā Kūpuna National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and is current President of the Active Aging Consortium Asia-Pacific.
Kathryn L. Braun是夏威夷大學公共衛生研究室的教授和主任。她也是Barbara Cox Anthony 老齡研究的名譽聯合主席和Hā Kūpuna 國家資源中心以夏威夷本土老人為對象的聯合調查員。她還是美國老年學會研究員和亞太區活躍老齡聯盟的現任主席。
Prof Hong MI
Professor, Zhejiang University
Getting Wealthy while Ageing Rapidly from 2016 to 2100: Implications for China
China faces some unique challenges as an ageing society. First is the tendency of “getting wealthy while ageing rapidly.” Second, the number of disabled and isolated elders in China is rising, and the aged problem is getting more complicated and severe. Third, life expectancy has increased to 76.34 in 2015. “Getting wealthy while ageing rapidly” is a big challenge to our big demand and structure of medical resources. The Population Prediction on Multi-health Status Project is establishing estimates of the aged population by age, sex, residence, health, and disabled status from 2011 to 2100. Findings suggest that China will be an oldest-old ageing society in 2030. Year 2060 will begin a stable period when China’s population will end ageing revolution and acceleration. Implications for ageing services will be shared.
從2016至2100年中國老齡人口 急增和富起來 － 老齡化與社會保障的科學方位研究
中國的情況是在未完成發展之前，已經面對人口老化社會。中國老齡化社會的特色是經濟新常態、老年和長壽人口的架構。首先是老齡人口速增與富起來的趨勢。 第二，中國面對老齡化問題。我們正式進入老齡化社會表示殘障及獨居的長者也在增多，老齡化問題越來越複雜與嚴重。第三，長壽人口顯示多元健康狀態。多元健康狀態的人口預測是藉以釐清老齡服務系統的任務，得到主要結論如下：2030年中國開始進入暮年期的老齡社會, 2060年中國人口會完成老齡革命和升級，而踏入穩定階段。
Dr. Hong Mi is a Professor and Doctoral Supervisor in the School of Public Affairs at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. He serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Population and Development Studies and Deputy Director of Center for Non-Traditional Security and Peaceful Development Studies at Zhejiang University. He is also Director of Research Base of
Ms Nan BOSLER
Nan BOSLER 女士
President, Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association
Older Australians benefit by using technology
The Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) provides a channel for communication between like-minded people who want to share in the potential of technology to serve their individual and community goals. ASCCA engages with older Australians. Innovative strategies are being developed by ASCCA to ensure that older Australians are encouraged to explore the satisfaction and benefits of using technology. ASCCA creates training materials which can be used in their network of clubs. Older people can be hesitant to attempt to use technology, but they gain confidence as they learn. Their self-esteem improves, and so does their general well-being. ASCCA is determined to share the value of becoming digitally literate with others.
Nan Bosler OAM is the founding president of ASCCA. She first went to University when she was over 50. She now has six tertiary qualifications. She is a published author, represents older Australians on many committees and boards. She was named the 2016 Champion for Digital Inclusion and was awarded the 2017 Not-for- Profit Technology Lifetime Service Award.
Professor of Practice, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Professional Consultant, Institute of Active Ageing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Active Ageing in Hong Kong
In 2016, Hong Kong has become the city with the longest life expectancy in the world, 87.2 for women and 81.3 for men. About one third of the population will be age 65 and above by 2041. “Ageing in place” has been the cornerstone of aged care policy in Hong Kong. The government has developed a wide range of community services to enable the elderly to live at home and in the community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income and ability level. Productive and active ageing programmes are needed to enhance quality of life, social engagement, and dignity of elders. The Institute of Active Ageing (IAA) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University integrates research, education and practice in promoting active ageing in a university setting. IAA programs are offered to promote lifelong education, volunteer work, skills training, and employment opportunities.
Teresa is a Professor of Practice at the Department of Applied Social Sciences and Professional Consultant with the Institute of Active Ageing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She specializes in aging studies and research, especially in dementia care, carer support, lifelong learning, and active ageing. Teresa serves on the board of different NGOs and is an advisor to ten elderly organizations.
Christopher Conybeare, JD
Prof Christopher Conybeare is an attorney, and documentary filmmaker on the faculty of the University of Hawaii-West Oahu’s Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR). His award-winning documentaries rely on elders to transmit knowledge of history and culture. He is a member of ACAP and the American Society on Aging.
Prof Christopher Conybeare是一名律師兼夏威夷西歐胡島大學勞動教育與研究中心的紀錄片製作人。 他獲獎的紀錄片內容主要是關於長者分享的歷史和文化的知識。 他是ACAP和美國老齡協會的成員。