Ageing and Resilience in the 21st Century

8th APRU Population Ageing Conference

11 – 13 October 2017

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore

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About Event

The world is ageing rapidly. The number of people 65 and older is projected to triple from 531 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050. By 2050, most countries would be trading in their young for the old as the share of their population that is 65 and older surpass those 15 and younger. This demographic shift is accompanied by wider changes in the society including continuing low fertility rates, late marriages, preference for singlehood and migration amongst others.   Resilience in older ages can potentially be the lynchpin for a longer longevity dividend.


Christopher Tremewan, Secretary General, Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)


On behalf of APRU, I welcome your attendance at the 8th Population Ageing
Conference hosted by the National University of Singapore and the Centre for
Ageing Research and Education, during October 11-13, 2017.

The APRU Population Ageing Program was initiated in 2008.  The first research symposium was hosted by The University of Tokyo.  The program and the associated network of participating institutions and scholars have grown each year.

The implications of Population Ageing in the Asia-Pacific region have become increasingly complex.  ‘Old age’ is being redefined and transformed due to the changing intersection of the social, medical and clinical aspects of ageing.

This 8th APRU Population Ageing Conference will bring together renowned international researchers and practitioners across the social and clinical sciences. It aims to be a major platform for addressing the critical social issues affecting the health and well-being of ageing populations.

I wish to thank President Tan Chorh Chuan and the National University of Singapore for their strong support as conference host.  I wish all participants an engaging and fruitful conference.

Staff and volunteers from VWO

VCF Funding is available for staff and volunteers from Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWO)