Our Vision and Mission
Founded in 2014, Silver Linings Global is a social enterprise that aims to accelerate the development of innovative solutions for a longevity society . Our vision is to help create an environment where everyone enjoys longer, healthier, and more fulfilling life.
In 2007, a group of Taiwanese seniors (aka “Grandriders”) rode motorcycles around Taiwan island. The remarkable achievement led to the production of the documentary, “Go Grandriders” with the slogan, “Dreams Never Get Old”.
In 2013, the movie premiered in the US. In celebration of the premier, 10 of the original Grandriders (with an average age of 87) from the movie travelled from Taiwan to the US and embarked on a 13-day motorcycle journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles. We had privilege to participate in this journey and witnessed first hand the Grandriders’ fighting spirit in living their life to the fullest. We were deeply moved. Yet, our society have long held stigma towards aging. Phrases with negative connotation such as “grey tsunami” are often used to describe fast growing aging segment in a population.
We felt called to act. Silver Linings Global (SLG) was founded the following year. We at SLG believe that longevity is a blessing, NOT a curse. Together with our partners, we strive to develop strategies and implement programs to better prepare our society in the era of longevity.
We have built a network of global and local partners and organized various online and offline programs (i.e. workshops, forums, overseas learning tours, and etc.) to promote knowledge exchange of best practices and cross sector collaboration. We also provide support to organizations in developing new talents and services that better meet the needs of older people and their caregivers.
Our Partners and Advisors
Chairman, Plahan Shared Care Labour Cooperative
CEO, Hondow Senior Citizen’s Welfare Foundation
Chi Chin Shan
B Current Impact Investment
Founding Executive Dir., Senior Citizen Home Safety Assn.
Social Venture Hong Kong