Ageing societies worldwide are now invested in building conducive environments to harness the autonomy and strengths of their senior population. Since treatment towards elderly is a fine measure of any society, SUSS is committed to understanding various gaps, complexities and challenges together with seniors, caregivers and community partners to co-create a valuable knowledge base in the field of Gerontology. Focusing beyond medical aspects of ageing, the gerontology research group brings awareness into areas unique to Singapore such as age-inclusivity in shared spaces, anxieties around ageing workforces and psychological issues surmounting an elderly hoarder's mindset.
How can our care system support the sleep-deprived caregiver of a person with Dementia? What can a Singaporean do to help their elderly neighbour overcome loneliness? Questions such as these are part of SUSS's Gerontological contribution to research and it is our hope to change attitudes while developing better community outreach programs & policies that will benefit the most significant and growing population among us.