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MORNING Schedule (9.00am to 12.30pm)

  • 9.00am - Welcome Guest-of-Honour, Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health

  • 9.05am - Opening Address
    Kathy Lai, Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council; Board Member, National Gallery Singapore

  • 9.15am - The Art of Active Ageing
    Tim Carpenter, Founder, EngAGE (US)

How can creativity be injected in senior communities for more holistic ageing-in-place? Carpenter’s sharing will delve into the value of engaging seniors through the arts in the spaces they reside, turning them into vibrant centres of learning and creativity.

  • 10.15am - Arts for Mental Healthcare of Elderly
    Professor Kua Ee Heok, Professor of Psychiatry, NUS & Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, NUH (SG)

The Jurong Ageing Study is the first research in Asia on dementia prevention. Besides health education, the interventional modalities include music-reminiscence, art activities, mindfulness practice and tai-chi. The success of the project has led to an extension of the programme to other community centres in Singapore. The results of the Dementia Prevention Programme (DPP) will be discussed at the lecture

  • 11.15am - Panel Discussion
    Tim Carpenter, Yoko Hayashi, Evelyna Liang, Professor Kua and Angie Seah (Moderated by Michael Tan)

A panel conversation amongst our international and local speakers, for their perspectives on the value of arts-based programmes tailored for an ageing population, exploring the elements needed for successful engagement.

  • 12.15pm - Token of Appreciation by Chua Ai Liang, Director (Arts & Communities)

Lunch Break (12.30pm to 1.30pm)

AFTERNOON SCHEDULE (1.30pm to 3.00pm)

  • 1.30pm - PITCH TIME!
  • 1.45pm - Arts and Ageing in the Rapidly Ageing Community
    Yoko Hayashi, Representative Director of Arts Alive & Professor of arts management at Shobi University (JPN)

Hayashi will review the position of arts in the rapidly ageing community of Japan, including trends in the national care system, issue of care for dementia, and some good practices of implementation of arts for dementia prevention, along with challenges faced in implementation.

To find out more about the seminar, please go to the Arts In Eldercare Seminar 2016 website

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