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WoW: Ignite - Insights into Caregiving Transitions

This March, WoW: Ignite examines care within the context of an ageing society, looking at enhancing the positive aspects of caregiving and exploring practical steps to reduce or delay the need for care dependency as we age.


Lavender, Shaw Foundation Alumni House or Online via Zoom
08 Mar 2023
12.30 - 1.30pm
NUS Alumni Relations
Ms Chu Hoi Yee
6516 5769

Event Details

Join us for this talk by Ms Susana Concordo Harding (Public Policy ’09)

Insights into Caregiving Transitions: Towards positive caregiving experiences and resilience

The current caregiving discourse in Singapore has largely focused on negative outcomes such as caregiving burden and stressors while negating more positive aspects of caregiving in terms of life satisfaction, meaning and self-esteem.

This talk draws on studies of longitudinal transitions of caregivers to unpack the key contexts and mechanisms that contribute to positive caregiving trajectories, particularly among older women and its implications for redesigning interventions for caregivers in the community to enhance positive aspects of caregiving.

Brown bag lunch will be provided for participants onsite.

About the speaker


Ms Susana Concordo Harding is Senior Director at the International Longevity Centre Singapore, one of the four Initiatives of the Tsao Foundation. She is also the Honorary Secretary of the Board of Directors at Centre for Seniors, a non-profit social service agency that is dedicated to helping seniors remain meaningfully engaged in work and in life, as well as Honorary Secretary of the Gerontological Society of Singapore.

Her research and policy interests are ageing and gender and its intersectionality, caregiving, financial security, community resilience, active and successful ageing, long term care, empowerment, and community development.

She has spoken at several national and international conferences organised by Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) Singapore, the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO), Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN),  ASEAN Confederation of Women’s Organisations (ACWO), HelpAge International, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and others. She also co-authored articles and co-edited a book, Financial Security of Older Women: Perspectives from Southeast Asia (2018).

Terms & Conditions

Join us in-person at Shaw Foundation Alumni House
  • Brown bag lunches will be provided at 12.15pm.
  • To minimise disturbance to other attendees, please stay in your seat throughout the programme.
  • Flash photography and videography are not allowed.
  • Please switch off all mobile devices or turn them to silent mode during the event.
  • Photography and videography by NUS Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) may be carried out during the event.
Join us Online over Zoom
  • Registrants will receive the Zoom details via email 3 days before the event.
  • This session will be recorded for archival and marketing purposes.

General Terms and Conditions

  • Photography and videography will be carried out for archival and marketing purposes. NUS and its event partners may use some or all of these images/videos in their print publications, digital platforms and marketing channels.
  • By registering for this event, you hereby consent to NUS collecting, using and/ or disclosing your personal data to third parties (including any third party located outside of Singapore) for the purpose of processing, handling and managing your participation in the event stated herein.

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