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Promoting Active Ageing through Virtual & Augmented Reality

Opinion  -  Jung Younbo

A Nanyang Technological University team is developing simulation tools to help seniors learn important skills at their own pace.

From Ageing to Augmented Longevity

Opinion  -  Hannah Chia

Even as governments around the world confront greying populations and their implications, advances in technology and medicine are extending lifespans and healthspans, challenging assumptions about what it means to age.

Positive Ageing: How Can We Make It Happen?

Opinion  -  Kalyani K. Mehta

Surveying current cross-sector efforts, a veteran gerontologist suggests ways to make Singapore an even more age-friendly city.

Lifelong Learning and Ageing: Evidence From Singapore

Article  -  Sheng Yee Zher, Johnny Sung, Chia Ying

While age and educational background are key factors influencing our ability to learn, a recent study suggests that enabling technologies and learning methods can help seniors to go further.

Living with Independence and Purpose

Conversation  -  Emi Kiyota

Ibasho founder Dr Emi Kiyota envisions a future where seniors enjoy a life of meaning and dignity—and make a difference in their communities.

Humanising Technology for Older Adults

Opinion  -  Tan Tai Kiat

Technology can be of profound benefit to seniors and their supporters—but it has to be adaptable to individual needs and contexts to be truly useful.

Transforming Community Care in 2030

Article  -  Nadine Chia, Melissa Khoo

Singapore is developing a networked community care system to meet the changing and varied needs of senior in a rapidly ageing society.

Reimagining Productive Longevity

Article  -  Kok Ping Soon

By increasing seniors’ productive capacity, strengthening the ecoysystem functional capacity and changing the social narrative, we can turn ageing from a societal liability to a productive asset for the nation.

Age Is A Number

Conversation

"I enjoy a quality of life that is not burdening myself, not burdening my family, not burdening society, and by extension, not burdening the nation. In fact, I’m contributing. I would like to have this dream job as long as possible." — John Franklin Siregar

Editorial Issue 20

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

Our elders are not the problem, nor should they be passive recipients of society’s largesse. How can we ensure seniors remain involved, empowered and active?