Free Webinar to Explore Newest Findings on Mental and Physical Health for Elders, Feb. 17, 5:00PM. PST

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— “The New Age of Elder Care,” a new webinar covering later-stage health advancements in the technology and mental health arenas, will be hosted for free to watch live on Wednesday, February 17th from 5pm-6:15pm (PST).

Registration for the webinar is now open at:

The event is co-presented by the Consulate General of Japan Los Angeles, JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, and the Japan American Society of Southern California.

Inventor Yoshiyuki Sankai, Research Scientist Takanori Shibata, and Psychotherapist Shiori Lange will engage in a dialogue and the esteemed panel will be moderated by UCLA Associate Professor Lené Levy-Storms.

“The New Age of Elder Care” aims to update the public on how recent scientific advancements in multiple disciplines can help our elders and those who care for them.

This panel is more relevant than ever due to a global pandemic that puts the older adult population in a threatened category combined with an estimated increase from 54 million to 80 million people 65 years and older within the next 20 years according to The Urban Institute.

Perspectives from Japan are especially incisive due to the nation’s aging demographics. The panel will shed crucial insights into improving the physical and mental health of a maturing population.

Prof. Takanori Shibata will talk about “Neurological Biofeedback Medical Robot, PARO, to Improve Anxiety, Depression, Pain, Loneliness and/or Agitation as Prescribed Non-Pharmacological Therapy”.

Shiori Lange will present “Aging Society: Addressing and Treating Psychosocial Needs.”

The three organizations anticipate an insightful webinar relevant to a broad audience about an urgent subject.