Welcome to the engAGE Ageing Symposium 2019 “Cognition and Lifelong Learning”. This year’s theme corresponds with current and rising trends in lifelong learning. The symposium aims to stimulate discourse on the pressing concern of cognitive health and the increasing significance of lifelong learning in the face of a rapidly ageing population.

We are delighted to line up a distinguished panel of practitioners and experts as speakers who are well-recognised in their respective fields. The keynote speaker will be Prof. Maureen Tam from the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Prof. Maureen Tam is a well-known figure in elder learning and henceforth her keynote lecture on “A model of lifelong learning for elders in Hong Kong: Policy and practice”. Given her profile and work, Prof Tam will provide a breadth of expert knowledge to set the scene for the symposium.

This symposium offers a platform for participants, representatives in related sectors and experts to interact and exchange insights, ideas, solutions and new developments on the intersection of cognitive ageing and lifelong learning. It also serves as a collaborative space for future work in cognitive ageing and lifelong learning. We look forward to your participation. Click here to register.

This symposium is organised by the Centre for Applied Gerontology and the Diploma in Social Sciences in Gerontology, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Temasek Polytechnic.

“The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The willingness to learn is a choice.”

Brian Herbert


Time Programme
8:30 - 9:15 Registration
(Guests to be seated by 9:00)
9:15 - 9:30 Mr. Ben Lim, Director
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Opening Remarks and Welcome
9:30 – 10:15 Prof. Maureen Tam Keynote Lecture
A Model of Lifelong Learning for Elders in Hong Kong: Policy and Practice [Download slide]
10:15 – 10:45 Tea Break
10:45 - 11:30 Dr. Ad Maulod Do we feel young when we keep learning? The impact of learning on Singaporean older adults [For slides, please contact speaker directly]
11:30 - 12:15 Dr. Helen Ko Facilitating Lifelong Learning: An Evidence-based Instructional Model for Older Adults [Slides unavailable]
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch & networking
13:00 - 13:45 Grandma Mary
Mr. George Thia
Ms. Nancy Ng
Mr. Albert Khor
Overcoming the Age Barrier in Lifelong Learning: Success Stories [Slides unavailable]
13:45 - 14:30 Assoc. Prof. Jung Younbo Smart Ageing in A Smart Nation [Slides unavailable]
14:30 - 15:00 Tea Break
15:00 - 15:45 Mr. Mohamed Fairoz Ahmad Developing the Singapore Memory Map: An Intergenerational Learning Tool [Slides unavailable]
15:45 - 16:30 Dr. Fong Chiu Yan Communicating and Engaging with Person with Dementia [Slides unavailable]
16:30 - 16:45 Mr. Eric Koh, Head
Centre for Applied Gerontology
Closing remarks
16:45 Symposium ends

* Tentative programme. Speakers, topics and sequencing subject to change

Note: Q&A will follow after each speaker


The symposium is free of charge and limited seats available. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.

We strongly advise you to take public transport as visitor parking lots are limited.

For more information on parking, please see “Contact Us” section – “By Car”.

No. If you are unable to attend do inform us (before 8 October 2019) by emailing to amyngew@tp.edu.sg.

Please refrain from videoing the event.

Please also be advised that photography and/or videotaping will be taken at the event by the organisers. By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity or other purposes to help achieve the organisers' aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

Contact Us

Click here to view detailed description of the Campus Map. [PDF: 2MB]

Temasek Polytechnic, Auditorium 3, Blk 26B, Level 2

Nearest Entrance: East Gate

Nearest Carpark: Car Park A & B


  • Alight @ Tampines MRT Station, and transfer to Bus 8, 23, 69 at the Tampines Bus Interchange or 129 at Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange
  • Alight @ Bedok MRT Station, and transfer to Bus 69 at the Bedok Bus Interchange

By Bus

These are the buses serving TP:

  • BUS 8 from Tampines Bus Interchange/Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
  • BUS 15 from Paris Ris Bus Interchange/Marine Parade Road
  • BUS 23 from Tampines Bus Interchange/Rochor MRT Station
  • BUS 69 from Tampines Bus Interchange/Bedok Bus Interchange
  • BUS 118 from Punggol Bus Interchange/Changi Business Park Bus Terminal
  • BUS 129 from Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange/St Michael's Bus Terminal
  • BUS 518 from Pasir Ris Bus Interchange/Bayfront Ave


Parking Charges
Motor Vehicles $0.02/minute
Motorcycles 0700hrs to 2230hrs: $0.65 per parking session
2230hrs to 0700hrs: $0.65 per parking session
(For any parking session, per minute charging based on $0.20 per hour will apply subject to a maximum parking charge of $0.65)

There is a 15 minutes Grace Period for all vehicles. Parking facilities are available during the polytechnic’s operational hours:

Mondays to Fridays: 0630 - 2230hrs
Saturdays: 0630 - 1800hrs

All motorists can park on any available surface parking lots on a first-come-first-served basis.

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