-MS in Economics in National Central University in Taiwan 1995-1999
-MBA in Marketing in American University in USA 2001-2003
-Master of Aging Service in USC in USA 2017~
-Yang Sheng Foundation, Taiwan (NPO)
-Build up team members from one to sixteen
-Set up two health promotion senior clubs with over 3,000 members
-Design & facilitate & manage older-adults-oriented Self-healing Enhancement Program(SEP) with more than 1,000 classes and 50,000 participation
-Establish the network to more than 50 organizations, including community leaders, academic professionals, government officials, and business fields.
-Publish successful results during international accredited aging related conferences
-Successfully train more than 200 SEP facilitators in the communities and opened for than 200 classes
Director of Communication 2004-2012
Bosch Group (Germany) /Unipoint Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd, Taiwan
-Plan & execute over ten auto parts exhibitions worldwide
-Unipoint Brand and marketing management, such advertising, web-site, cataloging, promotion plan, and pricing strategy to over 80 countries worldwide
-Manage internal communication, such as town hall meetings, value workshops, bi-monthly journals
-Leader of Merger & Acquisition process
-Coordinate post-merger integration with various internal departments
Director of Administration 2001-2004
NSA Corp., USA
- Set up two auto parts distribution centers
-Manage importing process and inventory
-Manage and build up financial and IT system
-Establish national sales representative network
The integrated Self-healing Enhancement Program (SEP) is beneficial to physical and psychological wellbeing of community-dwelling healthy older adults in Taiwan
Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of an integrated health promotion program, SEP, in the overall physical and psychological health of community-dwelling people aged 60 years and older in Taiwan.
Methods: Self-healing Enhancement Program (SEP) is a health promotion program introduced by Yang Sheng Foundation. Current study examined how this health promotion program influenced physical and psychological wellbeing of healthy older adults. One hundred and fifty-nine participants aged 60 years and older participated in a 10 week SEP. Participants with significant impairment in activities of daily living or physical activities were excluded for study. The SEP is an integrated program of series activities of exercises, healthy diet, health behavior, cognition stimulation and interpersonal relationship. Demographic characteristics, health behavior, living arrangement, marital status, underlying chronic conditions, and medications in use were collected. All subjects received assessment for anthropometric measurements, physical and psychological measurements were recorded before and after the interventions.
Results: Data showed that 159 participants (mean age: 70.9 ±7 years) after attending SEP significantly reduced systolic blood pressure (129.43±20.1 vs. 126.33±20.43 mmHg, p < .05), 4 meter walking speed (3.87±1.36 vs. 3.63±0.81 sec, p < .05) , body fat (30.9± 7.8 vs. 30.3± 7.8 percentage, p < .005) and increased EuroQol Visual Analogue Scale on quality of life (73.59±12.14 vs. 76.58±10.28, p < .001). In addition, the Numerical Pain Rating Scale was marginally reduced by the end of the program (2.99 vs. 2.67, p < .09).
Conclusions: The results were encouraging for the following reasons. First, ten weeks of participation is proven to be effective. Second, this program is beneficial to health older adults on both physical and psychological measurements. Future studies are required to investigate the lasting impact of the SEP.
Discussions: Yang Sheng Foundation has regularly hosted the SEP and started the cooperation with Taipei City Government and New Taipei City Government in the past two years to train 128 community workers as the SEP facilitators. They need to pass 35 hours training courses and 12 hours field training courses in order to complete the certification process. Until now, they have opened more than 150 short version 6-weeks SEP with more than 3,000 people participated in the communities. Further work is required on the method of evaluation, the results and the specific policy impact.