• Modern Aging Singapore Finale 2018

    Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium

    The Modern Aging Finale 2018 brings the community together to rethink and re-imagine how we view aging. Celebrate the possibilities for seniors in today’s world through an exhibition of winning photographs from the Modern Aging Photo Contest and a special performance by senior role models from Kallang CC. Jason Ho from OCBC Bank and A/Prof Kenny Tan from St Luke’s Eldercare will share the latest insights into topics around aging. We are also proud to present the 8 finalist teams in our business accelerator, who will pitch their innovative ideas for the silver market. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Please note that pictures will be taken and may be used for publication. Agenda: 1.15pm - Registration and Photography Contest Winners Exhibition 1.45pm - Program Starts and Performance by Senior Role Models “Young Hearts” from Kallang CC 2.00pm - Welcome address by Kelvin Tan, Programme Director, NUS Enterprise 2.05pm - Keynote 1 by Jason Ho, Head, Group Human Resources, OCBC Bank 2.25pm - Modern Aging Alumni Panel Discussion Foo Zhi Chuen, Co-founder, Movinc Abhishek Agrawal, Co-founder, Kinexcs Marieke Bink, CEO, Cycling Without Age Singapore Melissa Chan, Founder & CEO, Project We Forgot Moderator: Fredrik Knoeff, Country Director, ACCESS Health International 2.55pm - Tea break 3.15pm - Keynote 2 by A/Prof Kenny Tan, CEO, St Luke’s Eldercare 3.35pm - Pitching by 2018 Modern Aging Singapore Finalists 8SAGES An Eden Extend My Runway Infinite Innovations Play Huahee RuBaRu Timeliss 4.40pm - Prize Presentation for Photography Contest 4.50pm - Modern Aging Singapore Winners Announcement and Awards Presentation 5.00pm onwards - Networking and Showcase footer-logos For your registration to be successful, indicating on Meetup is not sufficient, please register here https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/modern-aging-singapore-finale-2018-tickets-52080869282

  • Symposium: Purposeful Aging // Meaningful Endings

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    Join us at this upcoming Symposium on "Purposeful Aging // Meaningful Endings: Art, Science & Innovation". Building on the best of a liberal arts tradition and a commitment to bring evidence to action, our goal is to change the narrative about health, aging, life and death. We will engage a diverse audience to explore cutting-edge science and to experience artistic expression intended to enhance the healthspan and to promote a deeper understanding of aging and end of life. Traditional speaker panels will be integrated with performance and participatory activity. Leading thinkers from Singapore along with guests from the United States will help us disrupt science, challenge convention and transform beliefs. This free and open event is co-organized by Yale-NUS College , Modern Aging & Singapore Hospice Council . This event is supported by OCBC Bank Singapore, NUS Enterprise and Access Health International Remember to check out the detailed program for the day and RSVP here - http://bit.ly/2FTjnI7

  • Modern Aging Lunchtime Talk: Mental Health Computing

    Blk 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent #02-01

    • What we'll do Dear Modern Agers Psychological stress and depression are threatening people’s health. Timely detection of stress or depression is important for proactive care. With the popularity of social media, people are used to sharing their daily activities and interacting with friends on social media platforms, making it feasible to leverage online social media data for stress and depression detection. In this talk, Dr. Jia Jia from Tsinghua University will speak on her work on stress and depression detection employing large-scale benchmark datasets from real-world social media platforms, including 1) stress-related and depression-related textual, visual and social attributes from various aspects, 2) novel hybrid models for binary stress detection, stress event and subject detection, and cross-domain depression detection, and finally 3) several intriguing phenomena indicating the special online behaviors of stressed as well as depressed people. The talk will also demonstrate the potential applications of these findings on vulnerable populations such as older adults and caregivers. THE SPEAKER Dr. Jia Jia is an associate professor in Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University. Her main research interest is social affective computing and human computer speech interaction. She has been awarded ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge Prize (2012) and Scientific Progress Prizes from the National Ministry of Education twice (2009, 2016). She has authored about 70 papers in leading conferences and journals including T-KDE, T-MM, T-MC, T-ASLP, T-AC, ACM Multimedia, AAAI, IJCAI, WWW etc. She also has wide research collaborations with Tencent, SOGOU, Huawei, Siemens, MSRA, Bosch, etc. To attend, register at : http://bit.ly/2Emi69l See you there! The Modern Aging Team Please note that pictures will be taken and could be used for publication. • What to bring • Important to know

  • 2017 Modern Aging Symposium, "Aging Unlimited"

    SingHealth Academia Auditorium (@SGH Campus)

    Dear Modern Agers, Join us at the 2017 Modern Aging Symposium! An aging Asia brings new opportunities for businesses. The elderly of Asia today are healthier, wealthier and more energetic than ever before. The 2017 Modern Aging Symposium, with the theme "Aging Unlimited", is co-organised by ACCESS Health International and NUS Enterprise, with the support of SingHealth. The Symposium will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, students, academics and policymakers to provide insights on the latest challenges and opportunities in the Asian aging landscape. It will also serve as the official launch of the third run of the popular Modern Aging business accelerator programme. Here are some details: Date: 15 April 2017 ( Saturday) Time: 9am - 1230pm Venue: SingHealth Academia Auditorium (@SGH Campus), 20 College Road S[masked]) 0900 – 0930: Registration 0930 – 0935: Opening Remarks by NUS Enterprise and AccessHealth 0935 – 1000: Keynote by Dr Chow Mun Hong, Director, Innovation and Quality Management, SingHealth 1000 – 1020: “e Later Life Possibilities – ageing in a new era” - Associate Professor Angelique Chan, Executive Director, Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE) 1020 – 1040: “Solving the Wrong Problems” - Tyco Tat, Design Lead, Innovations for Healthy Ageing (Inno4) User Experience Centre (UXC), Singapore Polytechnic 1040 – 1110: Tea break and networking 1110 – 1130: “Innovations in Ophthalmology” – Singapore Eye Research Centre (SERI) 1130 – 1140: "Beautiful Aging by Design" -Alex Teo, NUS Industrial Design student and Designathon 2016 runner-up 1140 – 1150: My Modern Aging journey - KINEXCS 1150 – 1200: My Modern Aging journey - Flexosense 1200 – 1230: Sharing of SingHealth Clinical Improvement projects 1230 - 1300: Lunch & Networking Close This event is free and open to the public. Please note that an RSVP on this site is not sufficient. Please register here (https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/modern-aging-symposium-aging-unlimited-registration-33072985189). More information in the e-flyer below. See you there! The Modern Aging Team

  • 2016 Modern Aging Singapore Final Pitching

    Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium

    Dear Modern Agers, We'd like to invite you to the Modern Aging Singapore Final Pitching event on 25 November 2016. The top six teams of entrepreneurs will be pitching their elder business ideas, and the winning teams will receive seed funding and incubation support to take their businesses further. Come witness the best ideas emerging from the program, and network with amazing entrepreneurs and investors. Here are the details: Date: 25 November 2016 (Friday) Time: 3.00pm – 6.00pm Venue: Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium, 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 11924 Refreshments will be provided after the event.Please note that an RSVP on this site is not sufficient. Please register here (http://bit.ly/modernaging) More information in the e-flyer below. See you there! The Modern Aging Team

  • The Modern Aging Caregiving Seminar

    NUS Enterprise@Blk71 , 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent #02-01

    Over 13% of Singapore's citizen population are aged 65 and older, and every yea, this number increases. Singapore has put in work to provide accessible and exemplary healthcare, along with building a positive attitude towards seniors, elderly care and their caregivers. The quality of life for elders is often affected by the well-being and health of their caregivers, whether at home or at a care facility. Caregivers of the elderly face challenges and stresses on a daily basis; looking after someone's every need, from medical to emotional, is a very rigorous profession. The Modern Aging Seminar on Caregiving hopes to engage the community and generate discussions on caregiving for the elderly and the sick. We hope to collectively garner the needed support for caregivers and promote awareness of the physical, mental, financial and social struggles and perseverance faced by them. Agenda – Modern Aging Seminar on Caregiving. Venue - NUS Enterprise@BIk71 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent,[masked], Singapore[masked] 9.00am Registration and refreshments 9.30am Experience of a family caregiver Research findings on caregiving and the sandwich generation -Prof Thang Leng Leng, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS The role of technology in caregiving - Dr Ryan Clarke, Biomonitor 10.30am The role of day care centres in caregiving -Quek Ai Slew, St Hilda's Community Services Centre The evolving role of nursing homes in Singapore -Dr Chan Kay Fei, Tan lock Seng Hospital Integrating formal and informal caregiving -Karen Lee, Home Nursing Foundation 11.30am Panel Discussion: Business opportunities in the Singaporean caregiving sector 12.00pm Lunch and networking

  • Modern Aging Singapore Seminar Series - Nutrition and Aging

    Dear Modern Agers With the rising population of elderly swiftly shifting the balance of the aging demographic within Singapore, both private and public health sectors are faced with the following question: How do we keep our elderly population healthy and active for as long as possible? Nutrition is a key to answering this question and is crucial to ensuring a better quality of life for the elderly. Join us for the Nutrition and Aging seminar as we discuss how nutrition is vital to healthy aging. Topics will cover how strategic diet regulation can add more years to your life, the role of nutrition in fighting diabetes and how industry is currently innovating to cater to an aging population. Programme 9.30am Registration and Coffee/Tea 10.00am Opening address – The Nutrition Science behind Healthy Aging Dr James Bauly, Head of Marketing (Asia Pacific), DSM 10.30am Singapore’s War on Diabetes Ms Vasuki Utravathy, Deputy Director of Strategic Planning & Collaborations, Health Promotion Board 10.50am Healthy Aging in Asia – an industry perspective Ramachandran Rajamanickam, Vice President of Nutrition Science and Advocacy, DSM 11.10am Innovations in Nutrition for Older Adults David Cheng, Consultant, DSM 11.40am Tour of DSM’s Nutrition Innovation Centre 12.10pm Lunch and Networking 1.00pm ___End__ More information on our event page here (https://www.facebook.com/events/1067736639974867/) The Modern Aging Team

  • Call for Submissions - Modern Aging 2016

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    Dear Modern Agers, After a successful inaugural run in 2015, we are back! Bring your ideas to life with the Modern Aging Singapore business accelerator program! The first of its kind in Singapore, the program is designed to fuel the growth of new businesses catering to the specific challenges and opportunities in the elder-market. Modern Aging Singapore is supported by the Ministry of Health and is the creation of ACCESS Health International and NUS Enterprise. Modern Aging Singapore combines a comprehensive business development curriculum, focused workshops and industry mentoring. It provides instruction on the basics of creating a new business and helps participants create strong business plans. Mentors work with participants individually to create fundable business proposals, with funding awarded to top proposals at the final pitching session. Modern Aging Singapore also leverages world-leading university research and technologies by bringing these together with innovators and entrepreneurs. This highly focused initiative offers Singapore the opportunity to have global impact on aging populations. Submit your ideas here (http://www.modernaging.org/singapore) before the deadline on 24 July 2016! More information can be viewed below. (If you have trouble viewing the poster below please download it here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/u466ws9jdff156i/ModernAging_submityourideas_poster.jpg?dl=0)) Looking forward to receiving your idea submissions! The Modern Aging Team

  • Modern Aging Singapore Seminar Series - Robotics in Healthcare

    Khoo Teck Puat Advanced Surgery Training Centre,

    Dear Modern Agers With Singapore's tight manpower resources and aging population, the healthcare and aged care sectors are increasingly turning to robots and other assistive technologies to aid with surgery, patient care, rehabilitation, and other operational functions. The "Modern Aging Singapore: Robotics in Healthcare" seminar will provide an overview about the developments and benefits of robotics in healthcare and aged care. Join us for talks by renowned doctors in the field, and get the chance to observe a surgical demo by Cambridge Consultants. The seminar is targeted at medical professionals, industry players, start-ups, and all who are interested in developments in healthcare robotics and its transformative potential. Programme: 1600 -- Registration and Refreshments 1630 -- Introduction and Opening address - The changing role of robotics technology in healthy aging Simon Karger, Cambridge Consultants 1710 -- Tipping Point: How robotics is poised to revolutionise surgery Simon Karger, Cambridge Consultants 1730 -- Social Robotics Kelvin Tan, Interactive Digital Media Institute 1750 -- Harnessing robotics for assisted living and aged care Dr David Lai, National University Hospital 1820 -- Cambridge Surgical Demo 1845 -- Networking ​ 1930 -- End More information on our event page here (https://www.facebook.com/events/1109226042469068/) The Modern Aging Team

  • Modern Aging Walk In Session 14 July 2016

    NUS Enterprise@Blk71 , 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent #02-01

    Dear Modern Agers Couldn't meet us at our first Walk In session? No problem, we are hosting a second one! Join us talk about aging, the Singapore aging start-up scene, and our accelerator program. You can connect with other people interested in aging and run your own ideas by the community! See you at Blk 71 NUS Enterprise from 6pm to 8pm on 14 July 2016 ! The Modern Aging Team