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​Singapore’s population is ageing rapidly. By 2030, 1 in 4 Singaporeans will be over 65 years of age and care needs will increase in tandem. The current trend of decreasing family size will mean that most of us will become caregivers to our loved ones. 

About the Caregiver Public Forum




Note:
In line with the Ministry of Health’s advice to cancel or defer non-essential large-scale events, we will be postponing the Caregiver Public Forum, as seniors account for a sizeable proportion of our forum participants. We will be informing all the participants and are currently working through the details of the postponement. Information on the updated forum details will be shared when ready.

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The Caregiver Public Forum 2020 is co-organised by Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and National Council of Social Service (NCSS), to provide caregivers with more insights into family roles in caregiving and how to better handle family dynamics. 

Happening from 9am to 12.30pm on 15 February 2020 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Caregiver Public Forum is a free-to-attend event for everyone.


What's In Store


Caregivers attend to a wide range of needs of their loved ones. Involving different family members to share the caregiving responsibilities can help to reduce caregiver burnout. 


Learn about navigating the family dynamics and caregiving resources from our distinguished local and overseas speakers. Hear from actual caregivers who will share about their experience in managing relationships and caregiving roles. Come visit the booths that unravel support and resources available in the community through the caregiving journey. 


Programme Highlights


​Time
​Event
​8.15am - 9.00am
Registration
Guests to be seated by 8.50am
​9.00am - 9.10am
Welcome Speech
By Guest-of-Honour, Senior Minister of State for Health and Law Edwin Tong
​9.10am - 9.40am
The Changing Face of Family Caregiving: Towards a Shared Agenda
By Assoc Prof Vivian Lou, Director of Sau Po Centre on Ageing, the University of Hong Kong
​9.40am - 10.30am
Caregivers Stories: Journey of Discovery with the Family
By Panel of Caregivers, Moderated by Ms Ruth Chua, Executive Director, Counselling and Care Centre
10.30am - 11.00am
Tea Break
11.00am - 11.30am
Music Therapy: Finding Joy & Self-Care
By Ms Jacqueline Chow, Registered Music Therapist, Con Brio Music Therapy
11.30am - 12.00pm
Caring to Care: Relationship With Your Foreign Domestic Helper Matters!
By Assoc Prof Yanika Kowitlawakul & Ms Laura Tham, Senior Lecturer, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies/Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
12.00pm - 12.30pm
Caring for the Caregiver and Care Recipient with Later Life Planning
By Mr Bernard Chung, Director, Kith and Kin Law Corporation

Note: The above are subject to changes without prior notice.

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