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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

System aging, a “Global Problématique” as an exercise for all the members of our society
Location: online
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Presenter: Thomas Wong
Abstract: Active and healthy ageing has been investigated by the World Health Organisation WHO and governments in many countries. If anything is an open system, then the Elderly system could not be closed! Hence we need to investigate the possible and important connection between the Elderly system and other systems. A healthy society would require a dynamic balance among different sub-systems and the environment. We would like to compare the two possible solutions from a reductionistic approach and that of a systemic one. This would involve systemic wisdom from different SIGs to work together to address issues arise from the current balancing points of different Yin-Yang spectrums, such as the elderly-youth population system, retirement-workforce society, ethical balance between duties and rights, ancient culture re-establishment in modern societies. This would involve concepts from Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The human body will fail eventually with ageing, but systems scientists have the responsibility to implement systemic strategies that could help the elderly to fail gracefully and systemically. Healthcare is not only about the physical body but also involves Mental, Emotional, Behavioural, and Spiritual aspects. Innovation is the process arises from the emergence of functional new systems supported by various observers who could realize the new connections between different existing sub-systems. Your involvement is of utmost importance. Maybe the active and healthy systemic ageing issue also exists within ISSS?