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Panel Discussion - COVID-19 & Older People:
Safety vs Sanity, the Impact of Staying at Home (30 SEP) Webinar

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COVID-19 impacts all ages, but the group most at risk are older people, who suffer the highest rate of severe disease and death worldwide. Singapore has done well in protecting our older people, but COVID-19 has significant impact nonetheless on older people, their families and service providers.

Co-organised by Ageing Asia, the Tsao Foundation, and the International Longevity Centre - Singapore, this webinar series aims to examine the impact of COVID-19, specifically how policy measures, changes in service delivery and community response affect the well being of older people and the people around them. This series of interactive webinars hope to address these questions: What happened? What interventions worked? What didn’t? What would the “new normal” be like? How can we co-create a more positive future for older people even in these unusual times?

This upcoming part 2/3 of the webinar, Safety vs Sanity: The Impact of the Staying at Home' will look at how older people are affected by the prolonged period of movement restriction through the circuit breaker and the various stages of COVID-19 response to-date.

Because of their higher risk of severe infection and death from COVID-19 for older people, policy makers, the community, families members and even the older people themselves - have been extra careful about keeping older people at home with the intention of keeping them out of the pandemic's harmful impact.

Even as COVID-19 is coming under control, and our lifestyle seems to resume some form of normalcy, families continue to urge their older parents and elderly relatives to stay at home; many older people are also fearful of going out.

Co-Host & Moderator

Dr. Mary Ann Tsao, Chairperson, Tsao Foundation, President, ILC - Singapore, Co-President, ILC Global Alliance

Co-Hosts

Ms. Janice Chia, Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia, Singapore

Speakers

· Dr. Ng Wai Chong, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, NWC Longevity Practice, Singapore

· Mr. Don Tan, Senior Social Worker, Hua Mei EPICC (Elder-Centred program for Integrated and Comprehensive Care), Tsao Foundation

· Mdm Ratnam Periosamy, Retired Teacher, Singapore