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 webinar, held 9 September 2020 was themed “Caregiving in the Times of COVID-19”. It examined how family caregivers are affected during various stages of COVID-19 response. As gratifying as it maybe, caregiving under even normal circumstances can be challenging. How do caregivers fare during COVID-19 when they are devoid or curtailed of help from services, family and friends? How do caregivers - especially women caregivers - cope with extra household responsibilities when all family members in the household are staying in? What new interventions maybe useful to support their mental and physical well-being? What support can help to better prepare them in the event of another future lockdown?
Co-Host & Moderator
Dr. Mary Ann Tsao, Chairperson, Tsao Foundation, President, ILC - Singapore, Co-President, ILC Global Alliance
Ms. Janice Chia, Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia, Singapore
· Ms. Faiza Sanip, Caregiver, Singapore
· Ms. Corinna Lim, Executive Director, AWARE, Singapore
· Ms. Wang Jing, Assistant Director - Hua Mei Counselling and Coaching, Tsao Foundation, Singapore
· Dr. Tan Weng Mooi, Chief, Caregiving and Community Mental Health Division, Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), Singapore