Truth & Dare About Healthy Aging | Duke Kunshan University
Truth & Dare About Healthy Aging
Ninie Y. WANG

Founder, CEO of Pinetree Care Group
Member of WHO Clinical Consortium on Healthy Ageing
WEF Global Future Council on Health and Healthcare

Nov 08th 2018 12:00 to 13:00
Room 1079, Academic Building
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:30

Summary of talk:     

While most people in China are aware of the mega trend of population aging and the notion of "active, healthy aging", it cannot be taken for granted that we all are aware of the reality, let alone having what it takes to change it for the better.

For example,


- How long would you like to live?

- How many care-givers do we need in...?

- Which age group has the highest XXX rate, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85+?


- Call the highest level government official you know, ask him/her XXX

- One XXX to show you are really healthy.

- Quote two most recent XXX related to healthy aging.

This talk is meant to be interactive and will challenge you to learn, think and act on what our society would need to achieve healthy aging.

Brief Biography:

In 2004 Ninie founded Pinetree (, focusing on business model innovation, professional service and talent development in providing home healthcare services for the aging population. She is Standing CommitteeMember of the China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, China Social Welfare Service Standard Committee Member as well as Member of Presidium for National Union of Long-term Care, and was elected as Standing Director of China Association for Life Care in 2011. In 2013, she was elected Deputy Director of Elderly Health Service and Long-term Care Association, China Geriatric Care Research Center. In January 2014, she became National Senior Service Industry Advisory Committee Member. Most recently, she joined the Expert Team of WHO-China Biennial Collaborative Projects 2016-2017, Research Projecton the Current Situation of Integration of Health Care with Social Services for Older People and Strategies for Promotion.

Ninie has published various papers on therestorative integratedcare service model, has participated in the drafting of various senior care industry standards and policy papers, and was a co-researcher of the continuous healthcare model together with top academic and medical institutions in China as well as internationally.

Ninie has a bachelor’s degree in economics from UIBE, China, MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore, and is a student of Tsinghua University –Johns Hopkins University joint DrPH program (2017-2022). Ninie is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and member of Global Agenda Council on Ageing, and was selected to join the first France-China Young Leaders Program. In 2014 she was awarded “Excellent Young Scholar” by China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Ninie is a Fellow of the China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.