The Making of Age-friendly Communities in Rapidly Ageing Societies
They say 75 is the new 65. Time to re-imagine ageing.
A 75-year-old today is expected to have as many years left to live as a 65-year-old did in 1950, meaning once we reach retirement age, we could still have decades of meaningful life ahead of us. It is time to think of later life as a time for new opportunities rather than decline.
Tackling a rapidly ageing population, social innovators across Asia have been developing solutions to better support elder people in working, playing, and living. Join the conversation at SIRF 2021 to explore the role of social innovation and participatory design in the making of age-friendly communities, and identify ways forward for the future of ageing with leading experts.
SIRF 2021 Secretariat
+852 3400 2823 / +852 - 3400 8250
V1218, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
About PolyU Jockey Club “Operation Solnno”
Organised by the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the social innovation programme is to innovate solutions, in collaboration with a wide spectrum of stakeholders, to respond to social challenges with a view to improving life in Hong Kong. The whole programme consists of four inter-linked key components, namely (i) the “One from Hundred Thousand” Social Innovation Symposium Series, (ii) SOINNO Action Projects, (iii) SOINNO Education, and (iv) SOINNO Knowledge Platform. The programme would engage the trans-disciplinary forces of academia, non-governmental organisations, professional bodies, members of the public, corporations and the Government to generate innovative ideas and practical actions.
About Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (JCDISI)
JCDISI, established in 2012, aims to provide an innovative and human-centred platform to envision a better life in the society, to connect people with passion and nurture doers of all ages to innovate with collective wisdom to enable impactful action.