Ageing well looks beyond the biomedical aspects of longer life spans, into encompassing the biopsychosocial model of ageing, from a life course perspective.
As older persons enter different stages of life from robustness, comorbidities to frailty, IGA remains gravitated towards a holistic approach of preserving function and independence, and maintaining a desirable quality of life to do what our older persons value.
Ageing Well research thus stretches across a diverse age range, to understand the perception of ageing well and factors contributing to this realm.
Study (SANOS) investigates the characteristic of specific phenotype of successful ageing in nonagenarians incorporating biomedical, lifestyle, environmental and psychosocial factors.
Successful agers displayed relatively higher levels of optimism, resilience, conscientiousness and less neuroticism.
GRACE (Gradual Retirement Activities for the Community Elderly) is an active ageing programme organised by IGA. We are interested in understanding the perception of active ageing through the participants, explore how this group of older adults transit through various time points and learn through their experiences.