The proportion of Singaporeans aged 65 years and over is has risen from 8.7% to 13.7% over the last decade and is expected to increase to over 27% by 2030. With aging comes loss of physical ability and health due to lifestyle choices and behaviour . This 1-day symposium will provide insights into different aspects of aging based around the World Health Organisation International Classification of Human Function.
The symposium aims to provide series of presentations on factors that impact on healthy ageing. The aim is of the symposium is to assist healthcare professionals and care givers in incorporating health ageing strategies into their patient management/care plans. The topics will be of interest to all healthcare professionals and managers of health and social services.
What You’ll Learn
Presentations will include current evidence and thinking on healthy ageing:
- Physiological effects of ageing on the body
- Health screening
- Nutrition and healthy eating
- Social networks
- Family relationships
- Types of physical activity and exercise that promote health ageing
- Personal and spiritual aspects of ageing
Who Should Attend
Health professionals and managers, care-providers or students working with elder patients.
||Prof Alan Wong, Cluster Director, Health and Social Sciences, SIT
||Keynote Lecture 1: The Ageing Process
||Professor Maura Iversen, Northeastern University, USA
||Morning Coffee & Networking
||Personal and Lifespan Development Impact on Ageing*
||Assoc Prof Angela Papadimitriou, Health and Social Sciences, SIT (TBC)
||Family Networks and Support Needs*
||Assoc Prof Kenny Tan, Health and Social Sciences, SIT
||Keynote lecture 2: Population Trends and the Need to Stay Healthy
||The Nutritional Needs and Care of Elders
||Asst Prof Dimitrios Spanos, Health and Social Sciences, SIT
||Staying Strong: Exercise and Physical Activity for Healthy Ageing
||Asst Prof Cindy Ng, Health and Social Sciences, SIT
||Afternoon Tea & Networking
||Panel Discussion: How Do We Help the Population to Age Well?
*Programme subject to modification
||$100.00 (before GST)
|Early Bird 20% Discount*
||Till 24 Aug
|Early Bird 10% Discount*
||25 Aug - 18 Sep
*Terms and conditions apply. Limited seats available.
Figures are before GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies
SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.