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This event has successfully concluded on 29 April 2022. We thank all our partners, speakers and attendees for their strong support.

Life Space is a key measure of community mobility and a contributor to population health. It encompasses people’s activity and travel patterns in order to achieve self-care, employment, and other social and recreational needs.

Studying the life spaces of older adults by exploring how, where and why they travel will help inform interventions in the health, social, and environment domains. Early interventions to improve life space may serve to help seniors maintain health, build relationships, provide them with greater autonomy to meet their basic needs, and maximise their potential as contributors to society.



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Time Programme

Welcome Address

Prof Lee Chien Earn, Deputy Group CEO (Regional Health System), SingHealth


Opening Speech and Launch of Centre for Population Health Research and Implementation (CPHRI)

By Guest-of-Honour


Keynote Speech: Life-Space Mobility, Active Ageing and Quality of Life

Prof Taina Rantanen, Professor of Gerontology and Public Health, Gerontology Research Centre, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland


Life Space, Aging and Population Health: Interdisciplinary Sciences, Frameworks and the Elderly Life Activity-Space Envelopes (EASE) Project

A/Prof Ng Yee Sien, Senior Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine, Singapore General Hospital & Sengkang General Hospital


Planning an Age Friendly City

Mr Wong Kai Wen, Senior Planner, Urban Redevelopment Authority


Panel Discussion


  • Prof Lee Chien Earn, Deputy Group CEO (RHS), SingHealth
  • Prof Pang Weng Sun, Senior Advisor, Geriatric Education & Research Institute
  • Prof Julian Thumboo, Director, CPHRI, SingHealth
  • Prof Taina Rantanen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • A/Prof Ng Yee Sien, Senior Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine, Singapore General Hospital
  • Mr Wong Kai Wen, Senior Planner, Urban Redevelopment Authority

A Multi-stakeholder Inter-sectoral Approach to Improve Health Outcomes

  • Mr Danny Quek, Senior Assistant Director, Integrated Health Promotion, MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation

Transition in Social Network Types among Older Singaporeans and Implications to Life-space Studies

  • Dr Ad Maulod, Senior Research Fellow, & Dr Pildoo Sung, Research Fellow, Centre for Ageing Research & Education, Duke-NUS Medical School

The Healthy Life of Small Urban Spaces - Exploring William Whyte in the age of AI

  • Dr Sam Conrad Joyce, Assistant Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Elderly Friendly Public Transport System

  • Ms Priscilla Chan, Deputy Group Director (Public Transport), Land Transport Authority

Urban Planning and Design for Active Mobility

  • Dr Tanvi Maheshwari, Associate Director, Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore-ETH Centre

Q&A with speakers


Closing Remarks

A/Prof Ding Yew Yoong, Executive Director, Geriatric Education & Research Institute

6.00pm End of Programme