While physical distancing and other safety measures are necessary to curb the spread of COVID-19, they can also leave seniors more isolated and disengaged from their families and communities. ACCESS Health Southeast Asia and Aging2.0 co-hosted a webinar to address these challenges and to discuss ways to improve communication and engagement with the elderly population in Singapore, while also keeping them from harm.
Panelists will briefly present on ideas and initiatives Speakers include:
Dr. Carol Tan Yean Eng, Geriatrician at Mount Alvernia Hospital and head of The Good Life Co-operative: Speaking from a community programming perspective on safe engagement activities for seniors
Dilpreet Singh, founder & CEO of Juvoxa: Discussing how digital technology solutions can improve engagement and care for seniors during COVID-19
Dr. Manju Chandran, Senior Consultant and Director of Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism Unit at Singapore General Hospital: speaking from a clinician perspective on how we can help promote senior health during this time in order to reduce disability and injury, relieving the burden on the healthcare system