On 23 February 2019, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on various initiatives to better understand and support the needs of the growing silver generation as well as their caregivers. The MOUs also aim to encourage active ageing and intergenerational bonding.
Prof Cheong Hee Kiat, President, SUSS, who signed the MOUs, said: “With Singapore facing an ageing population, more needs to be done to help the elderly, their caregivers and encourage intergenerational relationship. These two MOUs are significant and meaningful steps towards this end, and we are delighted that our faculty, students and alumni will be able to contribute and gain from the collaboration. It is in line with our university’s social focus and applied learning approach.”
(from left) Ms Lim Lee Nor, Chief Financial Officer, Changi General Hospital; Dr Lee Chien Earn, Chief Executive Officer, Changi General Hospital; Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of SUSS; Ms Margaret Lee, Chief Executive Officer, SingHealth Community Hospitals; Ms Marianne Au, Director of Finance, SingHealth Community Hospitals; and Professor Tsui Kai Chong, Provost of SUSS, at the MOU signing ceremony.
The first MOU with Changi General Hospital and SingHealth Community Hospitals serve the Singapore society through healthcare innovation, research and education in the areas of gerontology and caregiving.
(from left) Mr Philip Chan, Secretary, Ang Mo Kio Community Centre Management Committee; Mr Teng Soon Teh, Vice-Chairman, Ang Mo Kio Community Centre Management Committee; Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of SUSS; Mr Lim Teck Yin, Chief Executive Officer, Sport Singapore; Mr Lai Chin Kwang, Chief, ActiveSG; and Professor Tsui Kai Chong, Provost of SUSS; at the MOU signing ceremony.
The second MOU is with People’s Association and Sport Singapore (@myActiveSG) to bring together and synergise key capabilities and capacities in promoting active ageing.