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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

Innovating for System Change in Age-friendly Communities

Date : 19 Nov 2021 (Friday)
Time : 14:30-16:50
Venue : PolyU
Format : Online
Language : Mandarin、English (with simultaneous interpretation)
Replay Post Event Summary
Developing an innovation solution is no mean feat, but increasing and sustaining its impact is arguably a more complex challenge. How have advocacy and public policy played a role in encouraging new industry and social practices in different jurisdictions across Asia? What obstacles must we overcome in order to create lasting system change and ultimately materialise a vision for age-friendly communities?

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


Time Topic
14:30 - 14:40 Welcome Remarks
14:40 - 15:00 Speaker 1:
Ms LIN Yi Ying
Chairman of the Board, Plahan Symbiosis Care Labor Cooperative

Topic: Long Term Caring as Dim Light at Night - Standing from Aboriginal Tribes, and Marching into New Taipei City
15:00 - 15:20 Speaker 2:
Ms Tran Bich Thuy
Country Director, Helpage International in Vietnam

Topic: Intergenerational Self-help Clubs (ISHCs) of Vietnam
15:20 - 15:40 Speaker 3:
Ms Karen LEE
Project Manager II / Spatial, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PolyU

Topic: Reimagining Parks for Intergenerational Play and Community Building
15:40 - 15:45 Break
15:45 - 16:05 Speaker 4:
Mr Brugh O’Brien
Principal: Future of Home, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation

Topic: Authentically valuing lived experience: Designing the Neurobehavioural Unit at the Repat Health Precinct in Adelaide, South Australia.
16:05 - 16:50 Panel Discussion:
Dr Calvin Luk
Acting Director, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation




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