Webinar was held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The ageing population around the world is rising, and its growing impact will drive a significant growth in demands on the economy. These demands are especially serious in some East Asian countries where older people comprise a considerable proportion of the population. These communities are now challenged with creating a society that understands the economic and social impacts of ageing and welcomes the opportunities this cohort presents.
Australia, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan are all at a critical juncture in history to make the right choices to maintain, and improve, their society’s standards of living to support an ageing community.
The webinar hosted by four of Give2Asia’s Field Advisors representing these countries addressed the opportunities and discussed their experiences being involved in the philanthropic sector. The event was an opportunity for interested donors to directly connect with local experts and glean insights on strategically engaging with East Asia.
The webinar focused on issues and opportunities within the ageing sector across these countries, and navigated the audience to connect to this cause.
This online session brought together grant makers and donors to understand the challenges and opportunities in more detail – and made their case for giving support to these communities. Below is a selection of recommended organizations, hand-picked by the panelists, that are working to address the issues discussed in the webinar.
One of the Taiwan’s largest nonprofits serving senior citizens, Hondao is known for its active aging promotion projects including their “Senior Broadway Show” and “Seniors on Bikes”.
As discussed, one of the critical threats facing Australia’s future generations is climate-related dangers. Greening Australia is a leading actor in climate proofing the region to help transition it into a healthy, habitable space for generations to come.
A care institute providing long term and direct services to underprivileged people with disabilities and elder citizens in rural Taiwan.
Serves weak individuals in the society, from children to the elderly, with a special interest in developmentally delay in children.
A nonprofit serving underprivileged elders, with services including home visits, accompaniment to health clinics and hospitals for medical treatment, bathing, assistance with material needs, and transfers to optimal care facilities.
Additional Reading: Regional Overviews
Learn more about the regions discussed in this webinar, and their respective local experts, in the regional infographics below.