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Seminar on "Hong Kong Ageing 2.1 : Image, Capacity and Vulnerability"
posted by Sau Po Centre on Ageing for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Social Development & Welfare

Event Details

Event Details
About the Speaker:
Professor Ada C. Mui is Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Professor Mui is a graduate of Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis (MSW, PhD). She has extensive social work practice experience with older adults in Hong Kong and in the United States. Her gerontological publications have been on cross-cultural gerontology, productive ageing, volunteerism, self-care, family caregiving, medical care, long-term care, depression, quality of life, intergenerational relationships, and family caregivers intervention. She is a Faculty Associate at the Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis. In Asia, she is an Honorary Professor of Social Work at Beijing Normal University, Beijing Youth Politics College, and the University of Hong Kong.

Abstract:
The ageing population is growing rapidly and for societies to remain healthy. It is necessary to engage the productive contribution of older people. However, based on scientific evidence there are many negative consequences of age stereotypes that impact societal ability to adapt to an ageing population. The goal of this seminar is to promote gerontological competence among society-at-large and professionals. The seminar will focus on 1) key evidence-based factors associated with healthy ageing and their quality of life; 2) the negative impact of ageism on ageing persons, programs and policies; and 3) the productive capacity of older people including innovative global community service models.

Date/Time13/07/2018 15:30-17:30
VenueSocial Sciences Chamber, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
LanguageEnglish

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 10/07/2018 11:00(HKT) to 13/07/2018 15:30(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Miss Silvia Yau by email at byuyau@hku.hk or by phone at 2831 5210.