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Levy-Storms to Moderate Elder Care Discussion

Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm-6:15 pm

An increase in life expectancy and a decrease in birth rates are leading populations around the world towards an aging society. According to the Urban Institute, there are over 54 million Americans today that are age 65 and older. By 2040, this number will increase to 80 million.

In this webinar, we explore how to live a long and healthy life by focusing on the latest AI technology and psychosocial care methods that can physically and mentally empower the older adult population.

On the technology side, we hear from two experts from Japan, a nation with the highest proportion of aging citizens of any country in the world: Yoshiyuki Sankai, the developer of the world’s first wearable cyborg HAL, and Takanori Shibata, the inventor of PARO, the therapeutic seal robot.

On the mental health side, psychotherapist and Geriatric Medical Social Worker Shiori Lange LCSW will discuss how psychosocial approaches can help older adults and their loved ones.

UCLA Associate Professor Lené Levy-Storms will be moderating the panel.









Lené Levy-Storms, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Associate Professor, Department of Social Welfare and Medicine/Geriatrics, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Shiori Lange, LCSW
Psychotherapist and Geriatric Medical Social Worker

Yoshiyuki Sankai, Ph.D.

Takanori Shibata, Ph.D.
Chief Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology