Sten Bunne has contributed to the world of music therapy and special pedagogics by constructing a family of acoustic music instruments for basic chord-, melody and bass playing. They are called The Bunne Instrument Family. He says: ”I wanted to change the balance between the person and the instrument! In favor of the person.” The new instruments both facilitate and extend music therapy work and music teaching. Bunne has also designed The Bunne Methods for children (low ages), the elderly (demented), stroke patients, dyslexians and for persons with other functional disorders or handicap. The Swing Bar Guitar provide not only children and clients a way to accompany songs. It is also a useful tool for non music professionals (staff or teachers) to accompany songs in their work with pupils and clients.
Ms Janice Chia
Singaporean entrepreneur Janice Chia founded Ageing Asia Pte Ltd with the mission to drive innovation in the way future generations age, by engaging the business community to create better products and services that will enable healthy ageing, independent ageing and dignified ageing.
Janice has accumulated her vast experience from visiting over 400 residential and aged care homes from over 15 countries. Since 2009, she has been actively involved in consulting organisations seeking global best practices in housing, health and care models that can be translated for the Asian market. Janice is also quoted regularly in the media, such as the BBC, on Asia Pacific business trends in ageing. The BBC interview clip can be viewed here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMuYpO0ByPw&t=10s
Influenced by the changing needs of her elderly relatives, and inspired by higher expectations in quality of life of the baby boomer generation, Janice firmly believes that social challenges of ageing can be transformed into economic opportunities for Asia. Her vision is to change the way we age in Asia Pacific, and move towards an ageing-at-home world where older adults age in better health, desire independence and aspire towards ageing with dignity.
Ageing Asia is Asia’s first ageing market consultancy social enterprise that identifies trends and economic opportunities in the business of ageing in Asia Pacific. Specialising in strategic partnerships, market intelligence and industry training, Ageing Asia brings together business leaders, government and community leaders to access Asia Pacific’s US$3.3 trillion silver industry.
Mr Gustav Strandell
Gustav Strandell is the CEO at Maihama Club Nursing Home. Prior to that, Strandell was initially involved with the home’s operation as a consultant, giving advice about ways to give effective care to its residents and users before taking on the role of General Manager. Strandell first came to Japan in 1992 as an exchange student from Stockholm University to the Waseda Senior High School. In 1999, he pursued his Master’s Degree nursing home field studies in Sweden and Japan. Strandell also sits on the board of the Geriatric Research Institute in Japan, and Japan-Sweden Society. He has been featured in the media on several occasions like Asahi Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan Times and Nikkei Business FujiTV and NHK.