The Silver Surge: Unveiling Gerontology and Active Aging in Singapore

April 08, 2024

The Silver Surge: Unveiling Gerontology and Active Aging in Singapore

Singapore, like many other developed countries, is experiencing a silver surge, with the proportion of citizens aged 65 and above increasing to 18.4 per cent in 2022. This is a spike from 11.1 per cent in 2012, said the annual Population In Brief report. By 2030, around 1 in 4 citizens (23.8 per cent) will be aged 65 and above. This demographic shift presents both challenges and opportunities.

Here in Singapore, we’ve seen some exciting initiatives promoting active aging:

The Future of Gerontology

With its focus on research and proactive policies, Singapore is at the forefront of gerontology and active aging. As our population continues to age, we can expect further advancements in areas like:

  • Telehealth and Assistive Technologies: Technology can play a vital role in remote healthcare monitoring and providing support for independent living.
  • Lifelong Learning: Encouraging continuous learning keeps seniors mentally stimulated and engaged in their communities.
  • Redefining Retirement: Singapore is raising its retirement age and promoting flexible work arrangements. This allows seniors to contribute their skills and experience for longer.

A notable avenue to kickstart the journey on Gerontology would be the Graduate Diploma in Gerontology and Active Aging. This programme is designed for professionals who aspire to deepen their understanding of gerontology. It addresses the sociological aspects of health, including medicine, epidemiology, public health and population health. The programme demonstrates knowledge of how institutions, legal frameworks, and socio-political processes influence health management and treatment.

Our Graduate Diploma in Gerontology and Active Aging

  • 6 months (Part Time)
  • 100% Online via Zoom
  • 100% Coursework
  • 4 Modules Covered:
  • Health Psychology
  • Advanced Care Planning and End-of-Life Issues
  • Sociology of Health and Social Care
  • Healthcare Operations Management

In conclusion, a Graduate Diploma in Gerontology and Active Aging offers a pathway to a fulfilling and impactful career in a field that is both rewarding and in high demand. Whether you’re a recent graduate looking to specialize or a seasoned professional seeking to pivot your career, our program provides the tools and opportunities you need to succeed.

Embrace the future of aging with us and become a champion for active and healthy aging in your community. Apply now and embark on a journey of lifelong learning and meaningful impact.

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