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Ageing Asia 2022 – World Ageing Festival - “Rethinking the way, we care for older people.”

25 May 2022 – In Singapore to deliver the opening keynote for the 13th International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum on 24 May was Dr Jun Sasaki, Founder and Chairman of Yushoukai Medical Corporation, Japan shared insights from Super Ageing Japan – Rethinking the way we think about ageing and care, and discussing the true nature of ‘healthcare needs’ of a super-ageing society, how medical and health care for the elderly are full of mistakes and seeking happiness beyond healthy life expectancy and aiming for ‘communities that care for each other’ rather than having ‘great care’.

Speaking remotely from Hong Kong SAR to share his perspectives on the future of ageing, was Dr The Honourable Lam Ching-choi, SBS, JP, Member of the Executive Council, Hong Kong SAR. “We are excited about the return of global physical in-person audience to the event, and it is a great opportunity to build new partnerships, identify product innovations and network with top leaders who are influencing the future of care for seniors.” Ms Janice Chia, Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore

During the 13th Ageing Asia Innovation Forum (AAIF) which has expanded under the umbrella of Ageing Asia 2022 – World Ageing Festival (The Hybrid Edition), besides having over 25 industry global experts and thought leaders sharing upcoming trends for the ageing landscape, more than 50 product innovation and solutions from Australia, Belgium, Indonesia, Hong Kong SAR China, Japan, Singapore, UK and US, there was also a showcase at the Ageing Innovation Exhibition at AAIF2022. Two new product launches took place during the Exhibition.

The conference was graced by Guest of Honour Mr Tan Kiat How, Minister of State for National Development & Communications and Information, Singapore, who officiated the opening of the Conference and toured the exhibition showcase in the morning of 25 May.

Mr Tan said: “Our seniors have played and continue to play an important role in building Singapore. Similarly, seniors in other countries have also contributed to their societies. Our duty is to ensure that our seniors continue to live well, and enjoy their golden years. Conferences like these are essential as they bring together experts and leaders from all around the world, to discuss this important topic. I am heartened to see the achievements that many of you have made in the eldercare sector, and I hope this platform will provide useful takeaways and thoughtful insights for everyone that will inspire better and more innovative solutions for our seniors and ourselves in the years to come.”

Some of the newest products and solutions for the ageing landscape at the Ageing innovation Exhibition at AAIF2022:

The Rediroom by IDS Medical Systems, the first in Asia, equips facilities like hospitals and aged care facilities, to respond to outbreaks of infection by isolating patients anywhere. It is a mobile cart that expands into a HEPA air-filtered isolation room with hands-free entry providing greater isolation capacity and flexibility.

The Aspen Tree by MQDC, is the community to provide holistic lifetime care for long-term life planners (aged 50 or over). Partnering with BAYCREST, a global leader in residential living and healthcare with a special focus on Brain Health and Aging from Canada for over 100 years experiences, The Aspen Tree focuses on Preventive Care integrating Health & Wellness programmes through various daily recreational activities and facilities that suit every lifestyle, health, and wellness for older adults.

The Ageing Innovation Exhibition and the 13th International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum 2022 was held from 24 – 25 May, and is a part of the International Ageing Week in Singapore.


Ageing Innovation Exhibition & 13th International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum 2022
Venue: One Farrer Hotel, Level 6, Grand Ballroom and Foyer


About the International Ageing Week in Singapore

The International Ageing Week in Singapore is an industry initiative driven by Ageing Asia, and comprises of a week-long of events, activities and training that showcase the world’s latest innovations and demonstrate leading solutions that drive improvement in the quality of care for the older adults in the region.

Activities at the International Ageing Week in Singapore

23 May The Black Book (Virtual)

24-25 May AAIF Conference and Exhibition / By Invite Networking Session hosted by Business Finland

24-25 May AAIF Conference and Exhibition/ Awards Ceremony and Launch of 2023 by Ageing Asia Alliance

26-27 May Active Ageing and Curated Award Finalist Presentations (Virtual) and Global Ageing Update (Virtual)

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Janice Chia, Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia, Singapore
Email: janicechia@ageingasia.com
Sharon Carvalho, Marketing Director, Ageing Asia Singapore
Email: sharoncarvalho@ageingasia.com

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71 award entrants from 8 countries recognised for global ageing innovations, solutions and models at the Oscars of Asia Pacific’s eldercare industry
Held in conjunction with the Ageing Asia 2022 – World Ageing Festival

25 May 2022 - The 10th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards Ceremony was held in-person in Singapore and broadcasted virtually globally on 25 May 2022 at the finale of the Ageing Asia 2022 - World Ageing Festival - The Hybrid Edition. Over 70 award finalists were recognised from 8 countries: Australia, Belgium, Hong Kong SAR China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and US were shortlisted into the finalist rounds of the OSCARS of the eldercare industry.

The global finalists met virtually and live in-person in Singapore for the awards ceremony to applaud, celebrate and be recognised for their innovative and quality approaches to change the way the regions’ older adults age, and for their contributions in shaping the future of the ageing landscape. “The annual awards aim to recognise the care sector for eldercare innovation in their business, operational and service models that strive to improve the way seniors age. Many of our global representatives may not be able to be present at the awards, nonetheless, their contributions and efforts would not be missed because the team and the awards committee are making every effort possible to bring the awards to them regardless of geographical location or time zone. During this new normal, the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards continue to recognise and honour organisations that commit to improving the quality of life, care, and happiness for our seniors”, said Ms Janice Chia, Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia, organiser of the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards.

The awards ceremony was opened with a welcome address by Guest of Honour, Mr Yoshiaki Takahashi, Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister, Embassy of Japan in Singapore.

The 2022 edition celebrated 22 categories in the themes of Home & Community Care, Fun Rehab, Assistive Living & Age Tech, Finance & Lifestyle, Seniors Housing & Care, Active Ageing & Dementia

. The prestigious individual nomination categories.

The 10th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2022 received over 100 entry submissions during its call for submissions. This year, the finalist entries were judged by an international panel of judging committee made up of distinguished industry experts. The 14-member judging panel participated from Australia, Hong Kong SAR China, Japan, Indonesia, UK, and Singapore, and identified the winners via an interactive virtual judging format over 5 days in April.

Launched in 2013, the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards was created by Ageing Asia to provide an annual recognition to organisations in Asia Pacific countries that demonstrate eldercare innovation in their business, operational and service models to change the way Seniors age. The first of its kind in the Asia Pacific, this prestigious annual industry awards is one of the activities held in conjunction with the Ageing Asia 2022: World Ageing Festival (The hybrid edition).

2022 PANEL OF DISTINGUISHED JUDGES:

• Mr Kelvin Lim, Chief, Grants Division, Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), Singapore

• Professor Jean Woo, Co-Director, Institute of Health Equity, Director, Jockey Club Institute of Aging, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

• Mr Sean Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), Australia

• Professor Hiroyuki Murata, Professor, Smart Aging Research Centre, Tohoku University, President, Murata Associates Inc., Japan

• Dr Jun Sasaki, Founder & Chairman, Yushoukai Medical Corporation, Japan

• Mr Takeshi Haeno, Partner, Monitor Deloitte Strategy, Healthcare Strategy, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC., Japan

• Dr Kelvin Tan, Senior Lecturer (Minor/Master/PhD in Gerontology Programme)/ Mentor (Venture Builder Programme), Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

• Mr Ben Myers, Executive Director, Retirement Living, Property Council, Australia

• Mr Soh Keng Taan, Chief Digital Strategy Officer, Agency for Integrate Care, (AIC) Singapore

• Mr Timothy Ma, Founding Executive Director, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association, Hong Kong SAR China

• Ms DY Suharya, Regional Director Asia Pacific, Alzheimer’s Disease International, Founder Alzheimer’s Indonesia

• Ms Jennene Buckley, Director, Aged Care IT Council, Australia

• Mr Paul Sadler, National CEO, Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), Australia

• Mr Michael Voges, Executive Director, Association of Retirement Communities Operator (ARCO), United Kingdom

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Janice Chia, Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia, Singapore
Email: janicechia@ageingasia.com
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Email: sharoncarvalho@ageingasia.com


ABOUT THE ASIA PACIFIC ELDERCARE INNOVATION AWARDS

Launched in 2013, the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards was created by Ageing Asia to provide an annual recognition to organisations in Asia Pacific countries that demonstrate eldercare innovation in their business, operational and service models to change the way Seniors age. The first of its kind in the Asia Pacific, this prestigious industry award ceremony is one of the activities held alongside Ageing Asia 2020: World Ageing Festival 2020 (The hybrid edition). The awards logo includes a human element that represents the importance of empathy and passion by the people who work hard each day to raise the quality of life for older adults.

ABOUT THE AGEING ASIA 2022 - WORLD AGEING FESTIVAL (THE HYBRID EDITION)

As Asia Pacific’s BIGGEST Eldercare Show, the festival presents the BIGGEST international ageing event in 5 days across one week, showcasing 100 speakers with 5,000 participants from 50 countries and 100 sessions in-person and virtually. By 2025, the Asia Pacific ageing market is projected at US$4.56 Trillion. The audience that has tuned into the festival includes industry leaders, care facilities and seniors globally across the zoom platform, official festival exhibition virtual hall and social media.

The AAIF main conference aims to showcase the world’s most innovative eldercare models that will enable Healthy Ageing, Independent Ageing and Dignified Ageing, and encourages greater collaborations between business, government and community organisations. Each year, the platform provides an opportunity for new innovations, products launches and showcases.

Held alongside the main conference is the 10th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2022 and the Ageing Asia Innovation Exhibition (www.ageingasia2022) that curates the world’s top 100 products that will enable successful ageing – Home & Community Care, Fun Rehab, Assistive Living & Age Tech, Finance & Lifestyle, Seniors Housing & Care, Active Ageing & Dementia. The theme in 2022 aims to encourage global knowledge exchange, cross industry collaborations and sector partnerships to help accelerate the launch of new projects and innovations.

ABOUT THE ORGANISER – AGEING ASIA PTE LTD, SINGAPORE

Ageing Asia is Asia Pacific’s first industry network on the business of ageing. We are an independent business network that seeks to unite business, government, community leaders and the media to address opportunities for the ageing population by nurturing partnerships and curating development of solutions.

Our mission is to change the future of ageing in Asia Pacific. As a social enterprise, we allocate at least 10% of the revenue to sponsor representatives in not-for-profit sectors in Singapore and Asia with free tickets and discounted rates to our training programmes and events.

Our charity initiative is the Art for Seniors Project that aims to brighten eldercare facilities through colourful wall murals, and to promote intergenerational bonding and engagement with the elders.

Three Pillars of Ageing Asia:

• Facilitate knowledge transfer of best practices, concepts and innovations in health and eldercare between countries and sectors

• Research and identify market intelligence on Asia Pacific’s ageing market business opportunities 


• Improve quality of eldercare in Asia Pacific

URL: www.ageingasia.com


Congratulations to our Awards 2022 Winners and Finalists

*Entries are listed in no particular order*

10TH ASIA PACIFIC ELDERCARE INNOVATION AWARDS 2022 FINALIST

*Entries are listed according to name of organisation in alphabetical order*

OPERATOR CATEGORY

OPERATOR OF THE YEAR – RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE

Best residential aged care operator that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER:

• The Tanner Hill Joyous Home by Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong SAR China

FINALISTS:

• Mark Moran Warrawee by Mark Moran Group, Australia

• Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore) by Sree Narayana Mission, Singapore

• THKNHeart by Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Limited, Singapore

OPERATOR OF THE YEAR – ASSISTED LIVING

Best operator that enables older adults who need some assistance with daily living are supported to live as independently as possible

WINNER:

• Realize Independent Living through Independence Support by Sompo Care Inc., Japan

FINALISTS:

• Hope Resident Small House Model by The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home, Singapore

• Meaning-full by ReU Living Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

OPERATOR OF THE YEAR – HOME CARE FOR AGEING-IN-PLACE

Best operator that provides the health, care and social services delivered to home

WINNER:

• Enhancing community ties and well-being through community nurses by Community Nurse Company, Japan

FINALISTS:

• Florence Nightingale Home Health & Nursing Ltd by Florence Nightingale Home Health & Nursing Ltd, Hong Kong SAR China

• Harmoni Online by K.P.N.SENIOR LIVING CO., LTD., Thailand

• Improving Aged Care With Telepresence Robots in IRT Home Care by IRT Group, Australia

FACILITY (CENTRE BASED)

FACILITY OF THE YEAR – DAY CARE CENTRE

Best social, health and care facility to enable ageing-in-place

WINNER:

• Jade Circle Arena by The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home, Singapore

FINALIST:

• Remembering the Good Old Days, by St Luke’s ElderCare, Singapore

• SASCO @ Hong Kah North Senior Daycare Centre by SASCO Senior Citizen's Home, Singapore by D'Perception Ritz Pte Ltd, Singapore

FACILITY (RESIDENTIAL)

FACILITY OF THE YEAR – RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE

Best residential aged care facility that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER

• Home Away from Home by St Luke's ElderCare, Singapore

FINALIST:

• Mark Moran Warrawee by Mark Moran Group, Australia

• St Vincent’s Care Services Kew by Smith + Tracey Architects, Australia

FACILITY OF THE YEAR – ASSISTED LIVING

Best facility that enables older adults who need some assistance with daily living are supported to live as independently as possible

WINNER:

• Mark Moran Warrawee by Mark Moran Group, Australia

FINALISTS:

• BASScare Morgan Glen Iris by Smith + Tracey Architects, Australia

• Flipping Narratives by ReU Living Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

• Uniting Bowden Brae by PTW Architects, Australia

MODEL OF CARE

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – ACTIVE AGEING

Best active ageing implementation that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER:

• Active Ageing via Empowerment with Caring Ambassadors: Supportive Programme for new residents in private old aged homes in Hong Kong by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, Hong Kong SAR China

FINALIST:

• Age related macula degeneration awareness and smart screening by Healfie

Technology Limited, Hong Kong SAR China

• “Oh!-Old!-Olympic” by Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong SAR China

• Community Development Involving All Generations by General Incorporated Association Engao, Japan

• YoungHappy by YoungHappy, Thailand

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – CAREGIVER MODEL

Best caregiver model implementation that demonstrates talent development, training and manpower support for the sector

WINNER:

• Jockey Club CADENZA E-tools for Elder Care by Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

FINALISTS:

• “Becoming a Resourceful Carer” - an in-house dementia care training programme developed for care staff in dementia day care settings by NTUC Health, Singapore

• Florence Nightingale Home Health & Nursing Ltd by Florence Nightingale Home Health & Nursing Ltd, Hong Kong SAR China

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – DEMENTIA CARE MODEL SOLUTION

Best dementia care model solution implementation that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER:

• The Restaurant of Mistaken Orders General Incorporated Association, Japan

FINALIST:

• DEXIE - Multi-competency Social Robot for Nursing Home and Dementia Care by Dex-Lab Pte Ltd., Singapore

• Person Centred Dementia Care - Home Instead’s Dementia Care Programme Australia, Singapore and Japan by Home Instead, United States

DESIGN CATEGORY

*Projects that will complete by 2025 may apply

CARE SUITE OF THE YEAR

Best interior design for residential aged care room and ensuite bathroom that exudes thoughtfulness, style, comfort of home and enables independence of end user

WINNER:

• Mark Moran Warrawee by Mark Moran Group, Australia

FINALIST:

• Jade Circle Apartment by The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home, Singapore

• White Villa by Meesuk Society, Thailand

OUTDOOR SPACE OF THE YEAR

Best landscape, design and integration of physical and cognitive features that encourage outdoor activities and participation

WINNER:

• St. Andrew's Nursing Home Therapeutic Garden by Hort Therapeutics Pte. Ltd., Singapore

FINALIST:

• Purposeful Outdoor Arena by The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home, Singapore

DINING SPACE OF THE YEAR

Best interior design that invites seniors and community to enjoy the dining experience

WINNER:

• Senior citizens' restaurant with taxi service | Residence Meredal - Erpe Mere (BE) by Moments Furniture, Belgium

FINALISTS:

• Food is Family by ReU Living Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

• SASCO @ Hong Kah North Senior Daycare Centre, designed by D'Perception Ritz Pte Ltd, Singapore

• The Green Cafe by NTUC Health, Singapore

MARKETING CATEGORY

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Best marketing campaign that entertains, informs and celebrates a positive image of ageing. Agency entry allowed.

WINNER:

• Culture Homes “Dining Together” Campaign on texture modified Softmeal by OHH Dear Communications & The Project Futurus, Hong Kong SAR China

FINALIST:

• ‘Be Ageless’ by NTUC Health, Singapore

• Most Remote Care Worker campaign by Anglicare Southern Queensland, Australia

PROGRAMMES

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Best social engagement programme implementation that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER:

• Home Medical Care Site that Initiates Provision of Care by Older Adults to the Local Community by “Hotch-no-Lodge" from Orange medical group, Japan

FINALISTS:

• Creating connections through Life Stories by Bolton Clarke, Australia

• “Day Day Cookcation” by Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong SAR China

• My Colourful Life Story by St Luke's ElderCare, Singapore

• Seniors Caring for Seniors Programme by TOUCH Community Services, Singapore

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Best initiative as response to COVID-19

WINNER:

• The largest medical platform providing doctor home visits for home quarantined COVID-19 patients by Fast DOCTOR Inc., Japan

FINALISTS:

• Active Ageing as a Positive Force through Sport by Sport Singapore, Singapore

• THKNH Care@NH Model by Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Limited, Singapore

BEST DEMENTIA CARE PROGRAMME

Best memory support programme to engage, enable rehabilitation and happiness for older adults with dementia

WINNER:

• “Shop and Go” Brain Health Workshop by Hong Kong Housing Society x Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR China

FINALIST:

• THKNH Project 3E by Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home Limited, Singapore

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY & INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – PRODUCTIVITY

Best practices that demonstrate improved productivity in organisational efficiencies and quality of care delivery

WINNER:

• Initiative - THKNH Enhanced Sanitation of Environment by Thye Hua Kwan Nursing Home, Singapore

FINALIST:

• Patient Transfer Scale by Radiance Medical Systems, Singapore

• EXO+ Shield X Foam Hip Protector by EXO+, Singapore

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – TECHNOLOGY

Best technological implementation that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER:

• iHealth Screen developed by The Jockey Club CADENZA E-tools for Elder Care by Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

FINALISTS:

• DEXIE - Multi-competency Social Robot for Nursing Home and Dementia Care by Dex-Lab Pte Ltd., Singapore

BEST SMART CARE TECHNOLOGY – OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

Best operational management technology innovation that enables independence, health monitoring, operational efficiency and care support

WINNER:

• My Just Better Care App by Checked In Care, Australia

FINALISTS:

• Age related macula degeneration awareness and smart screening by Healfie Technology Limited, Hong Kong SAR China

• Tell Touch by Tell Touch, Australia

PRODUCT

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – PRODUCT

Best product implementation that demonstrates improvement in quality of life for older adults

WINNER:

• Rediroom - Instant patient isolation by IDS MEDICAL SYSTEMS (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD, Singapore

FINALIST:

• Inulio by K.P.N.SENIOR LIVING CO., LTD., Thailand

• MULTI-FIT BED & HANDRAILS - The arrival of an era in which beds fit each person’s body by FRANCE BED CO.,LTD. & MEISEI & CO., LTD., Japan & Singapore

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR – ASSISTIVE LIVING PRODUCT

Best product that supports ageing-in-place, independence and enablement for older adults

WINNER:

• EXO+ Shield X Foam Hip Protector by EXO+, Singapore

FINALISTS:

• Tung Zai: the Helpful Friend by Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

• JANUS et Cie Alta Collection by JANUS et Cie, Australia

BEST SMART CARE TECHNOLOGY – PRODUCT

Best care technology innovation that enables independence, health monitoring, and operational efficiency

WINNER:

• A Revolutionary Pain-numbing Device by Radiance Medical Systems, Singapore

FINALISTS:

• Best Smart Care Technology – Product by Person Centred Software, Australia

• Smart Homes for Seniors by McLean Care, Australia


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