"Seventy Onwards, Beginning at a Hundred" Forum: Forward-Looking Centenarian Longevity-國立成功大學永續發展SDGs

"Seventy Onwards, Beginning at a Hundred" Forum: Forward-Looking Centenarian Longevity

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"Seventy Onwards, Beginning at a Hundred" Forum: Forward-Looking Centenarian Longevity

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In the era of AI, longevity is an ongoing endeavor. At the age of seventy, life truly begins to flourish. Let us embrace a prosperous and beautiful era of aging. The Institute of Gerontology at National Cheng Kung University's (NCKU) College of Medicine is organizing the "Seventy Onwards, Beginning at a Hundred" HOPE Forum 2023 on December 7th, paving the way for proactive approaches to living beyond a hundred. Renowned experts will address issues such as ageism, fraud prevention, and eldercare trusts, as well as topics like mental well-being and holistic living. This forum aims to inspire actions to promote health and safety, eliminate age discrimination, and create vibrant communities in an aging society.


Dr. Liang-Cheng Han, a key figure in elderly healthcare in Taiwan, emphasized the need for balanced care for the elderly, cautioning against excessive interference in their lives.


Professor Chia-Yih Wang, Vice Dean of the College of Medicine, highlighted the invaluable experience and wisdom of the elderly as a cornerstone of society, advocating for integrated services that prioritize intelligence and holistic care, empowering seniors to lead independent lives.


The forum, curated by Professor Chih-Hsing Wu, Director of the Institute of Gerontology and Department of Family Medicine at NCKU, attracted over 300 attendees. Dr. Wu stressed that in today's affluent society, many will live beyond a hundred years, with life truly beginning at seventy. This dynamic era of aging promises a rich and diverse tapestry of experiences.


The forum commenced with a keynote address by Professor Li-Fan Liu from the Institute of Gerontology on combating ageism. Dr. Ming-Chyi Pai, Director of the Institute, underscored the necessity for conscious efforts in maintaining health and purposeful living in one's golden years, challenging societal norms and prejudices against aging.


Professor Li-Fan Liu explored the paradoxical attitudes towards longevity, emphasizing the widespread issue of age discrimination and its adverse effects on health and longevity. Positive self-awareness towards aging has been proven to extend life expectancy by seven years. Policy measures promoting service quality, health equity, and age inclusivity are vital for fostering a society where age is not a barrier to dignity and fulfillment.


Chief Hsuan-Chih Hu from the Tainan City Police Department shared insights on combating fraud, highlighting preventative measures and the importance of self-protection, particularly in financial matters. Additionally, representatives from Yuanta Bank introduced the concept of "elderly care trusts'' as a means to safeguard personal assets and ensure financial security in retirement.


Concluding the forum, writer Hao-Yi Wang delivered an inspiring talk on retirement as the commencement of life's journey.


The "Seventy Onwards, Beginning at a Hundred" HOPE Forum is organized by the Institute of Gerontology and the affiliated Family Medicine and Dementia Care Center at NCKU's College of Medicine, with support from the Alzheimer's Association Taiwan and the Cheng-Hsing Medical Education Foundation.

Professor Li-Fan Liu's keynote speech titled "Resisting Ageism from the Heart: Ageism Concerns Us All."

The speeches attracted over a hundred attendees who eagerly listened and participated.

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