Gain insights on New Zealand in the launch edition of the Ageing Asia Webinar Series – Global implications of COVID-19 on the eldercare sector in Asia Pacific.
COVID-19 has set unprecedented implications on the socio and economic aspects across sectors and markets, and especially on the eldercare sector. Some of the highlights of this webinar includes a showcase of New Zealand’s COVID-19 health and community care strategy by an eldercare operator. In addition, participants will also hear about activities to reduce social isolation and loneliness for seniors by community leaders, as well as how the sector is leveraging online approaches for aged care training.
Globally, New Zealand is recognized as one of the frontrunners in COVID-19 management led by their Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Her fast and timely execution of a nationwide lockdown since 25 March to flatten the COVID-19 curve has paid early returns. According to New Zealand’s Ministry of Health, total reported cases as of 22 April was 1,113, with almost the same number of people recovered and 14 deaths. As soon as WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, New Zealand issued one of the strictest and earliest lockdown and isolation measures globally. Today, they will also be one of the earliest countries to ease their lock down measures.
A leading eldercare operator will present in this webinar on New Zealand’s COVID-19 health and community care strategy. He will be sharing insights on:
The webinar will conclude with an interactive Q&A with all the presenters.
Neville represents the continuation of the Cook Family aged care legacy having worked in retirement communities throughout his life.
Neville has over 14 years property development and property investment experience with a primary focus in the healthcare industry. He also worked in hotel development and hospitality.
Neville lived and worked in the UK from 2014 – 2017 where he successfully delivered LCRUK flagship Battersea Place, he continues to travel to the UK on a quarterly basis as a Director and Shareholder of LCR UK.
Neville has a Bachelor of Property from Auckland University, he is an old boy of Kings College, Kings School and attended Setagaya Gakuen in Tokyo
The RVA represents the interests of retirement village owners, developers and managers around New Zealand. John is responsible for setting the Association’s strategy and policy direction, as well as developing relationships with members, key stakeholders, central and local government agencies, and the media. Key stakeholders include the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, the Retirement Commissioner, the Financial Markets Authority, the Office for Senior Citizens, District Health Boards, Business NZ, statutory supervisors, and consumer advocacy groups such as Age Concern and Grey Power, amongst others.
Prior to this appointment John was the Executive Director of the Bus and Coach Association (NZ) Incorporated, a position he had held since September 1994.
John was a founding director of the Road Transport and Logistics Industry Training Organisation and he is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Association Executives.
He has a BA from Victoria University in Wellington.
Ageing Asia is an Ageing Market Consultancy Social Enterprise with the mission to change the way we age in Asia Pacific. We facilitate collaborations and strategic partnerships between CEO-level business, government and community leaders to access Asia Pacific’s US$3.3 trillion silver industry through a combination of in-depth industry research and networking with key decision makers in the business of ageing.
We also provide consulting to organisations seeking global best practices in housing, health and care models that can be translated for the Asian market place. Each event organised by Ageing Asia allocates at least 10% of the revenue to sponsor participants in not-for-profit sectors with free tickets and discounted rates to the events. Our charity initiative is the Art for Seniors Project that we developed to promote intergenerational bonding and interaction, and to brighten nursing homes through art.
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