Master of Science in Applied Gerontology

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Gerontology Seminar: A Creative Ageing City for Second Beginnings​

Speaker:  Asst Prof Chong Keng Hua
                Singapore University of Technology and Design

Date:  29 May 2019 (Wednesday)

Time:  3.30pm - 5pm

Venue:  HSS Meeting Room 6 (HSS-04-95)

Refreshments will be served after the seminar.

Please click here to register.​

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​​​Abstract

Can ageing cities be creative? Can the ageing population contribute as a positive force towards urban design and place-making? How can underused spaces in land-scarce Singapore be re-purposed into thriving communities for our ageing population? These are some of the questions that are addressed in Dr. Chong's two recently published books – Creative Ageing Cities: Place Design with Older People in Asian Cities, and Senior Beginnings: Senior Living Redefined.

These research and design projects seek to jumpstart collective conversations about the kinds of physical spaces and senior living concepts we would like to have for our seniors. Design for ageing population is not just about building care centres or senior housing. It is about partnering with seniors and various stakeholders, in providing an enabling physical environment and opportunities to work, play, exercise and pursue passions – to live life to the fullest – and avoid institutional care for as long as possible. 

For full synopsis, please click here.
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