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Completion of ”Age-Friendly Environments Forum"

The Age-friendly Environments Forum Taiwan has become an aging society (people aged 65 years old and older reached 7% of total population) in 1993, and is estimated to become an aged society (people aged 65 years old and older reaches 14% of total population) by 2017. Since the life expectancy of Taipei citizens has reached 82.2 years old, Taipei City, being the city with the highest life expectancy in the nation and the capital, has a greater sense of vocation to lead the national policy. Therefore, in the afternoon from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm on November 25th, Taipei City Government, Taipei City Hospitals, Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology of Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University will jointly host an important international forum, “Forum of Age-Friendly Environments,” at the Liu Ming-Chuan Hall located on the 12th floor of Taipei City Hall. This forum invites Prof. Alain Franco, Vice President of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Prof. Jean-Pierre Michel, President of British Geriatrics Society, Prof. Kenneth Rockwood and Prof. Howard Bergman from Canadian Geriatrics Society, Prof. Jeremy Walston from Johns Hopkins University, Prof. Hidenori Arai from Kyoto University, Prof. Chang Won Won and Prof. Kyung-Hwan Cho from Korean Geriatrics Society, Prof. Keith Hill from Australian Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Prof. Sally Keeling from New Zealand, and many other outstanding international scholars to promote broad-spectrum discussion. Each attending scholar also participates in important positions in their own countries and works closely with the Department of Ageing and Life Course to provide solutions to challenges posted by population aging. Besides, President Ching-Yu Chen from Taiwan Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, President Yaw-Tang Shih from Taiwan College of Healthcare Executive, and many other domestic experts in the field of health and social welfare will also attend this forum. Taipei City Government has placed great attention and priority on the aging issue as each Department in Taipei City Government will brief on their policy drafting and current actions toward promoting an age-friendly city to exchange ideas with both domestic and international scholars in hope to deriving future references for building an age-friendly environment in Taipei City.



Taipei City Government, Secretary-General Yeong-Ren Chen, presents gift to Alain Franco, Vice President of International Association of Gerontology.
Taipei City Government, Secretary-General Yeong-Ren Chen, presents gift to Alain Franco, Vice President of International Association of Gerontology.

Taipei City Government, Secretary-General Yeong-Ren Chen, group photos with international scholars.
Taipei City Government, Secretary-General Yeong-Ren Chen, group photos with international scholars.

Representatives from each department exchange ideas with domestic and international scholars in the conference.
Representatives from each department exchange ideas with domestic and international scholars in the conference.