On December 8 and 9, NASUAD hosted a delegation of nine professionals from Chengdu City, the capital of Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China. The delegation viewed successful models for senior care in the U.S., especially Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), in order to glean ideas for China's quickly-developing commercial housing market for older adults.
After their visit to the DC area, the delegates attended the Illinois Governor's Conference on Aging, where they were hosted by Director John K Holton, Ph. D, Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) and NASUAD member. Ms. Feng Xiaoli, Vice President and Secretary General of China Association of Social Welfare in Chicago, co-presented with NASUAD staff member, Mike Hall, in the opening conference session, and shared China's key aging issues and proposed solutions.
Delegates included Ms. Ming Liu, Ms. Chun Li, Ms. Yutong Liu, Mr. Wei Xu, Mr. YangchunLi, Mr. Bangguo Cao, Mr. Tao Zhong, Mr. Jinan Cheng, Mr. Zhigang Zuo.