Malaysia will become an aging population by the year 2030 and its median age of will be aged 60 years and above. With the current facts, the question being is whether Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur in particular, is fully prepared for the situation to come.
Thus Better Living is designed to be a social catalyst with the delivery of a framework to help tackle stereotypes and prejudice of what it means to mature with age. Social stigma has huge impact in shaping the future of our aging nation. And, these stigma, without proper discourse and education, will stuns both social and economical growth of Malaysia
Malaysia will become an aging population by the year 2030 with the median age of our citizens aged 60 years and above. It is an alarming situation but we are not fully prepared for the situation.
How we do it
The session starts with a public forum sharing followed by a moderated panel /Q&A session for each of the speakers. A survey is carried out to ask the audience how they felt about the event.
There is also a design thinking workshop with students focussing on the ageing population. After the design thinking workshop, students have to develop a video on the challenges faced by an elderly person in the 21st century.