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Intergenerational Approaches 跨代共融

– Day 1 14:00 – 15:30 Smart- Ageing Innovation Lab 2 (L2)

Speakers

Dr Leng Leng THANG
Associate Professor
National University of Singapore

湯玲玲副教授
新加坡國立大學

 

Expanding the Intergenerational Contact Zone: The Singapore Experience  

In the recent decade, we are beginning to witness more efforts in Singapore to promote intergenerational (IG) interactions. This presentation seeks to examine the impact of such opportunities on the old and young through a discussion of selected IG programs present in education and care services. From the framework of “intergenerational contact zone” (ICZ), I argue that in expanding the ICZ, there will be a need for toolkits sensitive to local conditions and variations within the old and young.  Moreover, the joint commitment to IG connection among cross-generational facilities is equally significant for the sustainability of the efforts.

擴闊跨代接觸地帶 – 新加坡經驗

近十年來,我們開始在新加坡見證更多促進跨代互動的工作。今次演講,將揀選一些在教育和護理服務的跨代項目,來探討這些機會對老年人和年青人的影響。從「跨代接觸地帶ICZ」的架構來看,講者認為要擴大ICZ,需要有一個對當地環境和長幼差異有足夠靈敏度的工具配對。此外,各個跨代組織對跨代接觸的共同投入,跟持續的努力同樣重要。

 

Bio

Dr Leng Leng THANG heads the Department of Japanese Studies and is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Family and Population Research at the National University of Singapore. She is a sociocultural anthropologist with a particular research interests on ageing, intergenerational approaches, and relationships.

湯玲玲博士是新加坡國立大學日本研究學系系主任,也是家庭與人口研究中心的副主任,她是一位社會文化人類學家,對老齡化、跨代方式和關係特具研究興趣。

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Ms Made Diah LESTARI
Lecturer, Udayana University

Ms Made Diah LESTARI
烏達雅納大學 講師

 

Living in Harmony: Value of Grandparents’ Reaction to Generational Gaps in Balinese Family

In Indonesia, responsibility of caring for the elderly people is held by the first son and daughter-in-law of the family. Three or more generations living together is a common practice in Indonesia, with 35% of the total population of elderly people living with family. With generations living together, there is a changing pattern of intergenerational family relations, and generations may conflict in values, habits, and communication styles. This qualitative research study, conducted in Bali, investigated how elderly people react to generational gaps.  Through grounded theory analysis of data from 15 participants age 60 and older, the study found that grandparents have a “living-in-harmony” value in reaction to the generational gaps in the family. This value consists of optimism of the future, the perception of ideal interaction, positive reaction to generational gaps, and positive conflict-resolution style.

峇里家庭中的祖父母對代溝的反應的價值觀:和諧共處

在印尼,由長子及其媳婦負責照顧家中老人,三代或以上同住一起是普遍的做法,35%的老年人與家人同住。當幾代人一起生活,跨代家庭關係正在轉變,代與代之間可能在價值觀、習慣和溝通方式各方面產生衝突。這項在峇里進行的定性研究調查在擴大的家庭環境中,老人對代溝如何反應。透過有基礎的理論,對居於峇里城市,60歲或以上的十五位參加者作數據分析,研究發現,祖父母對家中代溝的反應是和諧共住, 這種價值觀包含了對未來的樂觀、理想互動的看法、對代溝的正面反應和積極的解決衝突的風度。

 

Bio

Made Diah Lestari is a lecturer and secretary for Department of Psychology, Medical Faculty at Udayana University. She teaches clinical psychology, gerontology mental health, and sexual psychology. She also works for community as a facilitator on older people group activity in Bantas Village, Denpasar, Bali

Made Diah Lestari是烏達雅納大學醫學院心理學系講師和教務長。她教授臨床心理學、老年精神健康和性心理學。她也為社區工作,她是峇里島登巴隆班塔村老人團體活動的推動者。

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Dr Christy NISHITA
Researcher, University of Hawai’i

Christy Nishita 博士

夏威夷大學 研究員

 

Age-Friendly Honolulu: Building Connections Across Generations

Honolulu is taking steps to build an age-friendly community and support active aging. Such initiatives are crucial, given that the state of Hawai’i is aging more rapidly than the rest of the US and leads the nation in healthy life expectancy. The Age-Friendly Honolulu Initiative, which began in 2014 and is supported by Honolulu’s Mayor, promotes youth engagement in aging issues and community building. Younger generations need to understand their changing roles and responsibilities in an aging society and create a better future for themselves. This presentation will describe intergenerational programs created in Honolulu to improve awareness of aging and dementia issues, build empathy, and improve understanding of community issues.

年齡友善檀香山: 建立跨代聯繫 

檀香山正採取措施,建立年齡友善社區及支持積極老年。由於夏威夷州的人口老化情況比美國其他州份來得更快,同時,預期的健康壽命亦在全國排名前列,令此項倡議變得非常重要。檀香山年齡友善計劃於2014年推出,得到市長支持,鼓勵年輕一代參與人口老化和社區建設等議題。年青一代須要知道自己在人口老化社會轉變的角色和責任,並為自己建設一個更好的未來。今次演講將介紹檀香山各項促進對老齡化和認知障礙症等議題的關注,培養同理心,和增進對社會問題的了解。

 

Bio

Christy Nishita, Ph.D. is a Researcher at the University of Hawai’i Center on Aging. She received her Ph.D. in Gerontology from the University of Southern California. Her focus is on improving community-based long-term care, with publications on aging in place, nursing home transitions, intergenerational programming, and health promotion. She is the consultant for the Age-Friendly Honolulu Initiative and Principal Investigator for the Hawaii Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative.

Christy Nishita博士是夏威夷大學老年中心的研究員。她於南加州大學取得老年學博士學位。她主

力研究如何改善以社區為本的長期護理,並發表多份有關老有所屬、護理院變革、跨代計劃和促

進健康推廣的文章。她也是「檀香山年齡友善計劃」的顧問以及「認知障礙症計劃」的首席研究

員。

 

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Dr Alma AU
Research Coordinator,
Institute of Active Ageing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

區美蘭 博士
香港理工大學活齡學院 研究主任

 

Intergenerations in a Changing World

The rapid population aging underscores the importance of creating opportunities for older adults to continue to flourish and to lead a quality life in society. By drawing on a lifetime of experience, older adults can help young generations to develop the skills and self-confidence necessary to navigate difficult life obstacles. Intergenerational programs can help young people to develop positive attitudes and experiences regarding interacting with, living with, and caring for older adults. The presentation will discuss some ways of realizing the potential in finding innovative means in enhancing and evaluating the positive effects of intergenerational programs.

世界轉變中的跨代

急速人口老齡化,使得為較年長者製造機會,在社會中繼續活躍和過上優質生活的工作變得更為重要。借鑒一生的經驗,較年長者可以幫助年青一代發展必要的技巧和自信去渡過每個生活難關。跨代項目能夠幫助年青人在與較年長者交往、生活、照應各方面培養積極態度和經驗。今次演講將會討論一些方法並尋找創新手段,以加強和評估跨代項目的正面成效。

 

Bio

Dr Alma Au is the Research Coordinator of the Institute of Active Ageing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She also works as Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Social Sciences. She is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Psychological Society.

區美蘭博士是香港理工大學活齡學院研究主任,她也是應用社會科學系副教授。她是香港心理學會會員。

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Moderator

Dr Xue BAI
白雪博士
Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
香港理工大學助理教授

 

Bio

Dr Xue BAI is Assistant Professor and Programme Leader of BA (Hons) in Applied Ageing Studies and Service Management in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her areas of expertise mainly include positive ageing and subjective wellbeing in later life, family gerontology, and retirement policy and social care for older people.

白雪博士為香港理工大學應用社會科學系助理教授,及應用老年學與服務管理文學士學位課程主任。主要研究領域包括積極老齡化與主觀幸福感、家庭老年學和退休保障與安老服務政策。

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