Lessons from a Super-Aging Society
|Lessons from a Super-Aging Society|
|Date||March 16, 2022|
|Point of Contact||Hiroko Akiyama|
|Organizational Partners||Portland State University|
Description: Japan is 20 to 30 years ahead of the U.S. in terms of demographic change, knowledge, and experiences in addressing an aging society. This webinar hosts one of the world-leading gerontologists, professor Hiroko Akiyama, from the University of Tokyo.
As more people live to 100 years or more, it is critical to redesign communities which can support people across the life course and improve their quality of life and well-being. Professor Akiyama will present a case study about the Toyoshikidai longevity society in Kashiwa-city, Chiba prefecture in Japan. Their vision is to 1) create a city where you feel safe, grow old, and receive care in the comfort of one's home, and 2) foster vibrant communities where you can stay healthy and continue working. Following professor Akiyama’s presentation, Dr. Margaret Neal and Alan DeLaTorre from Portland will join her to explore ways that Portland can continue to learn from and implement policies and programs from Japan that embrace population aging.
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