Spark your curiosity and be inspired by experts, entrepreneurs and thought leaders on innovations that create more vibrant and inclusive communities.
Fancy a restaurant where you are served food you didn’t order? Welcome to the Restaurant of Mistaken Orders! Be inspired by Wada-san’s passionate sharing on how individuals with dementia can find dignity and meaning at work – an environment where mistakes are accepted and even celebrated.
In Hong Kong, 1 in 3 people over 80 experience dementia. Mrs Patricia Lau, CEO Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council, champions innovation. Initiatives like an AI-powered app for knee pain show how technology can address societal problems. Entrepreneurs are urged to co-create solutions to benefit our elderly.
Healthy ageing involves growing older while maintaining good health and a high quality of life. The Taiwan government addresses the issue of ageing through 3 important thrusts – innovation, inclusivity and sustainability. Its Long-term Care 2.0 promotes aging in place and the adoption of technology, whilst its future plans include precision health planning and tailored support for the elderly.
Peter Sarasyn, CEO of Moments Furniture, advocates for dignified aging. His European company crafts non-stigmatizing, high-end care furniture, striving to redefine the aging experience. Peter draws inspiration from personal experiences, aiming to create environments that inspire and bring joy to seniors' lives.
Dr Lillian Hung, Research Chair in Senior Care at UBC, collaborates with seniors, including those with dementia, with an aim to increase wellness through stress reduction. During the pandemic, she introduced tech solutions to bridge the gap between families and seniors in care homes, emphasising the fostering of heartfelt connections.
How do you build a startup that serves the needs of seniors in a super-ageing society? Meet the passionate Madoka-san, founder of a successful company that offers buddy services which tailor activities to improve the lives of the elderly. Learn how she meets the challenge of running a social enterprise in today’s Longevity Economy.
BABA Lab (Japan) and Social Gifting (Singapore) offer a fresh perspective on what is needed to help our Seniors find meaning and renewed purpose through craft-making.