Overcoming Loneliness in the Golden Years

Overcoming Loneliness in the Golden Years

13 September 2019

10:00AM - 10:45AM

45mins

Genexis Theatre, Connexis Tower, Level 5


Loneliness is a social epidemic that can lead to a loss of interest in our daily routine of eating, exercising, socialising and keeping abreast of current affairs. A study of 3450 Singaporean seniors by Duke-NUS Medical School shows how older adults are acutely affected by loneliness; becoming increasingly withdrawn and falling prey to deteriorating health.  

Join Prof Angelique Chan Wei-Ming as she shares the impact of loneliness on our senior citizens and how to maximise their life expectancy in the golden years.

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Speaker

A/Prof Angelique Chan Wei-Ming

A/Prof Angelique Chan Wei-Ming

Executive Director
Centre of Ageing Research and Education, Duke-NUS Medical School

A/Professor Chan is the Executive Director of the Centre for Ageing Research and Education at Duke-NUS Medical School. She also holds joint tenure appointments as Associate Professor in the Duke-NUS’ Health Services and Systems Research programme, and in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore. She is also Director of the Tsao Foundation Ageing Research Initiative, which is housed within the Department of Sociology.

She has developed and nurtured a strong research portfolio in ageing research that focuses on the epidemiology of ageing, social determinants of health, caregiving, long-term care and the evaluation of programmes providing health services to the community. She has led several major projects on ageing in Singapore, which have led to recommendations in policy research and public policy making. She has also performed consultancy work for the Singapore Ministry of Social and Family Development, the Singapore Ministry of Health, the United Nations, Temasek Foundation and the World Bank.