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Age-friendly communities are shaped by all, and so are the thematic sessions of SIRF 2021. Explore how social innovators from all walks of life are challenging us to think differently about ageing through alternative technologies, service models, public policies and more. Featuring a carnival, a workshop, and speaker sharing, we invite everyone to engage in the conversation in these sessions.

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Thematic Session 3

Carnival Workshop Sharing (Mainland) Sharing (Regional)

Thematic Session 3

Cross-sector Innovations in Age-friendly Communities

Date : 19 Nov 2021 (Friday)
Time : 9:30-12:00
Format : Online
Language : Mandarin
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Different stakeholders collaborate in the making of age-friendly communities – NGOs, academia, industries and communities all play an important role. Taking the conversation from Hong Kong into the Mainland where population ageing is also a serious challenge, how do stakeholders work together? What innovative cases have there been in the Mainland to help realise age-friendly communities?

Event details may change subject to the latest COVID-19 measures.


Time Topic
09:30 - 09:40 Welcome Remarks
Dr Calvin Luk Wing-hong
Acting Director of the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation

Ms Maggie Chen
CEO, PolyU Base (Shenzhen) Limited, PolyU Shenzhen Research Institute
9:45 - 9:55 Research Showcase
The Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation

Topic: Exploring Social Innovation Development in Hong Kong Through Changes in its Social Welfare Subsidy Model
9:55 - 10:15 Speaker 1:
Ms Shiyu LU
Research Fellow, Tencent Research Institute

Topic: How can digital application and Innovation help the community adapt to aging?
10:15 - 10:35 Speaker 2:
Dr WEI Xijun
CEO, Avatar Rehab

Topic: VR simulated multi-dimensional rehabilitation in metaverse for elderly
10:35 - 10:40 Break
10:40 - 11:00 Speaker 3:
Mr FEI Chao
General Director, Shanghai Jinmei Elderly Care Center

Topic: Dementia Friendly Community
11:00 - 11:20 Speaker 4:
Urban Governance Researcher, UrbanXYZ Technology Co., Ltd.

Topic: Perceiving the behaviour of the elderly for inclusive development
11:20 - 12:00 Panel Discussion:
Ms Caitlyn HUANG
Secretary General, Shenzhen Aging Development Foundation




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