International Study Tour
on Active Ageing
Leading-edge strategies for an aging society

South Korea and Singapore
Date and program to be confirmed

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Active aging is the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age.
— World Health Organization (Active Ageing: A Policy Framework, 2002 )
Active aging places a greater emphasis on increasing our health span and not just on increasing our lifespan.
- Cullen T. Hayashida, Ph. D.
Nations worldwide are grappling with population aging as an existential challenge. It is noteworthy that this phenomena will impact societies in countless ways, including but not limited to the sustainability of the economic, healthcare and welfare systems, the search for talent, and national defense.

As we search for solutions, we find that aging-related policies and programs have also been heavily influenced by the medical and institutional perspective. But costs associated with medical and institutional care are becoming increasingly unaffordable.

An alternative approach has pivoted from aging as sick care to aging as well-care or aging as an asset. This has also been referred to as the active aging approach. Active aging places a greater emphasis on increasing our health span and not just on increasing our lifespan.

There is growing research evidence that the active aging lifestyle can reduce the demand for long-term care, enhance well-being, reduce healthcare costs, and promote intergenerational solidarity.

This study tour is an opportunity for delegates from across the world to explore how Singapore and South Korea are tackling the challenges and opportunities of population aging. These two countries are at the forefront of this global phenomena and we will immerse on their national plans for active aging, their methods of monitoring progress, top initiatives, and much more.

by Cullen T. Hayashida, Ph. D.
  • Create an opportunity for cross-cultural, cross-national networks and discussions to affect positive social change.
  • Address political, financial, and programmatic challenges and identify potential strategies and next steps.
  • Gain new inspiration and re-energize, while networking with other professionnals in high-level public and private roles.
  • Develop your professional network and exchange with international peers on current and future issues related to population aging, and the support of older adults.
  • Benefit from a a comprehensive continuing education experience with e-learning modules and the presence of interpreters translating the visits simultaneously.
Study tour details
  • Destination
    Singapore and South Korea
  • 10 days, 9 nights
    11 professional visits, full access to Dialog Health eJourney
  • Delegation
    Professionals in leadership roles in longevity, aging and aged care
  • Dates
    Date to be confirmed
We offer
    • Study tour booklet
    • Full tour report and analysis
    • 10+ professional visits, including debriefing workshops
    • Dedicated program leader during the entire study tour
    • Interpreter from Korean to English plus audio devices
    • 9 nights 4* accommodations
    • 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 2 dinners
    • Private bus transportation for the entire trip professional program
    • Welcome reception
    • In-program flight South Korea - Singapore
    • Private sightseeing tours of Busan and Singapore City
The Pass It On Network (PION)
The Pass It On Network (PION) is a grassroots network of positive ageing pioneers advocating for older people's rights and the adaptation of society to the challenges and realities of a globally ageing population. The network, a nonprofit registered in France in 2013, has spread internationally and has liaisons, known as PIONeers, in 65 countries around the world and is accredited to the UN's Open-ended Working Group on Ageing.

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Active Aging Consortium Asia Pacific (ACAP)
The Active Aging Consortium Asia Pacific (ACAP) was established in 2005 by founding members in Japan, Korea, and Hawai'i, USA. ACAP is an unincorporated, voluntary organization, with no dues structure. It is open to people of all ages, abilities, and disciplines. Members are engaged in programming, policy development, and education related to aging. While focused on the Asia Pacific region, ACAP also has members in Europe, Africa, and North and South America, and is affiliated with the Pass It On Network, based in the US and France.

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