While the country is gearing up for COVID-19 vaccine rollout nationally, the onslaught of pandemic posed enormous difficulties for healthy living among the senior cohort of the country. In order to assess and deliberate on the challenges, solutions and future roadmap for senior care and living in India, the Association of Senior Living India (ASLI) in partnership with Unmukt – The Senior Hub, on January 11 announced its third ASLI Annual Senior Care Conclave to be held virtually from January 22 to 24.
With ‘Reimagining the Senior Care Landscape’ as the theme, the three-day conclave aims to facilitate discussion and exchange of ideas on key areas that impact senior care through thoughtfully curated sessions and panel discussions, said a press release.
The virtual conclave will witness participation from Government dignitaries, eminent speakers and industry experts such as Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs; Mansoor Dalal, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, ASLI; Ankur Gupta, Co-founder & Chairman, ASLI and JMD, Ashiana Housing Ltd.; Rajit Mehta, Mentor, CII Senior Care Taskforce and CEO & MD Antara Senior Living; Adarsh Narahari, Founder & MD, Primus Lifespaces and David Stevens, Founder, Standards Wise International, amongst others.
The conclave will be a congregation of knowledge leaders and over 200 key stakeholders across Government, senior living operators, healthcare organisations, technology experts, academia and NGOs to address the needs of the industry.
Ashiana Housing, a pioneer of senior living communities in India, is the platinum sponsor of the conclave while Primus Lifespaces and Standards Wise International India are associated as gold sponsors. Columbia Pacific Communities and Travancore Foundation are associated with the virtual event as silver and bronze sponsors respectively.
Following the inauguration of conclave, a two-day Senior Utsav Online Expo will be held to provide seniors with a virtual platform to explore and choose products and services suited to their unique need and requirements through interaction with a host of businesses.
Leading players in the senior care industry such as Antara Senior Living, Epoch Elder Care, Covai Care, Eden Retirement Living, Emoha Eldercare, Athulya Senior Living, Hope Ek Asha, Kshetra Assisted Living, Ananta Living, Bahri Estates, Vedaanta Senior Living, HealthyGx, Paranjape Schemes, Seniority and more will also display their unique products, offering and services to senior consumers to support them in living in a safe and secure environment.
The conclave also presents businesses and individuals who work in retirement planning and senior care with a unique opportunity to build connections and forge stronger collaborations with other players in their area of work.
ASLI Chairman Ankur Gupta said, “With a ‘new normal’ setting in place in a post-pandemic world, healthcare and wellbeing have become of paramount importance, especially for the elderly. Although senior care industry is still at a budding stage in India, there has certainly been a renewed interest on retirement communities that are built keeping in mind the comfort, safety and wellbeing of the seniors. Through this conclave, we aim to address the needs of senior care industry and promote a deep and wide collaboration between the various ecosystem players for providing our seniors a controlled and convenient environment to enjoy their silver years.”