The 1st Asian Forum on Ageing, which began today in Singapore, promises to be an important step in bringing together leaders from Asian countries to share innovations and programs that provide quality care for the elderly.

The Forum is sponsored by the Tsao Foundation, IAHSA, and the Federation on Long Term Care in Chinese Community.   As noted in China View, the event is of critical importance as the ageing of the populations is presenting challenges not only to government but to providers as well.

IAHSA is well represented at the Forum and we hope that it will be a foundation for the creation of a regional network for shared learning.