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WHY AGE­LESS ONLINE?

In early 2009, I attended a con­fer­ence and was struck by one of the clos­ing remarks. The speaker shared how one woman through fill­ing a need started a seniors’ organ­i­sa­tion in the US, which today has helped many and its mem­ber­ship has grown by leaps and bounds. I guess you could say that is what I am try­ing to do with Age­less Online. In this youth-​obsessed soci­ety that we live in, why can’t we be senior-​obsessed?

There is a grow­ing senior pop­u­la­tion world­wide, as well as here in Sin­ga­pore. I won’t bore you with the num­bers as they have been high­lighted time and time again. This pop­u­la­tion will be a force to reckon with, if they have not already, and they should not be ignored. Many peo­ple before me have started the work to break down the myths and stereo­types that exist of seniors, but there is still much more work to be done.

If some of you are prob­a­bly won­der­ing – why me, I have that answer. I may not be a senior just yet but I will be there soon. I have a par­ent who is a senior and an inspir­ing one her­self – in her early 70s, she still does runs and used to do the 10k marathon and skis in the US every year with­out fail. I have also run a seniors’ mag­a­zine called “Senior Life” some 12 years ago, run and founded two other seniors’ mag­a­zines “Prime” and “Gao Feng” (Chi­nese) in 2006, and have done a num­ber of projects related to seniors. I have some won­der­ful friends who are seniors and who con­tinue to inspire me as well as every­one around them. And pretty much, I do this work because I care … I want to make the world we live in just a lit­tle bit better.

I hope Age­less Online leaves you inspired and want­ing more. I hope it shows you that age is really just a num­ber, and you need to embrace it and enjoy it like the many peo­ple I pro­file. You know the peb­ble in the water? The water rip­ples when the peb­ble hits it, influ­enc­ing the way the calm water reacts. Age­less Online is all that and more. Our first task is to debunk the stereo­type that seniors are not IT-​savvy and don’t know how to turn on the com­puter. Age­less Online proves that is so wrong and by tack­ling the mind­set one step at a time, maybe our tomor­row will be a whole lot better.

So all you sil­ver surfers, enjoy and feel free to send me your thoughts or any ideas here. Do check out my blog, another unique senior prod­uct by Age­less Pte Ltd, and please do pass the word along so oth­ers know that these web­sites do exist and can enjoy it too! Do sub­scribe as both sites are free – the best things in life really are free :)

Eleanor Yap, founder/​director/​editor
Agelessonline

“Age is an issue of mind over mat­ter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

WHY AGELESS ONLINE?

In early 2009, I attended a conference and was struck by one of the closing remarks. The speaker shared how one woman through filling a need started a seniors’ organisation in the US, which today has helped many and its membership has grown by leaps and bounds. I guess you could say that is what I am trying to do with Ageless Online. In this youth-obsessed society that we live in, why can’t we be senior-obsessed?

There is a growing senior population worldwide, as well as here in Singapore. I won’t bore you with the numbers as they have been highlighted time and time again. This population will be a force to reckon with, if they have not already, and they should not be ignored. Many people before me have started the work to break down the myths and stereotypes that exist of seniors, but there is still much more work to be done.

If some of you are probably wondering – why me, I have that answer. I may not be a senior just yet but I will be there soon. I have a parent who is a senior and an inspiring one herself – in her early 70s, she still does runs and used to do the 10k marathon and skis in the US every year without fail. I have also run a seniors’ magazine called “Senior Life” some 12 years ago, run and founded two other seniors’ magazines “Prime” and “Gao Feng” (Chinese) in 2006, and have done a number of projects related to seniors. I have some wonderful friends who are seniors and who continue to inspire me as well as everyone around them. And pretty much, I do this work because I care … I want to make the world we live in just a little bit better.

I hope Ageless Online leaves you inspired and wanting more. I hope it shows you that age is really just a number, and you need to embrace it and enjoy it like the many people I profile. You know the pebble in the water? The water ripples when the pebble hits it, influencing the way the calm water reacts. Ageless Online is all that and more. Our first task is to debunk the stereotype that seniors are not IT-savvy and don’t know how to turn on the computer. Ageless Online proves that is so wrong and by tackling the mindset one step at a time, maybe our tomorrow will be a whole lot better.

So all you silver surfers, enjoy and feel free to send me your thoughts or any ideas here. Do check out my blog, another unique senior product by Ageless Pte Ltd, and please do pass the word along so others know that these websites do exist and can enjoy it too! Do subscribe as both sites are free – the best things in life really are free :)

 

Eleanor Yap, founder/director/editor
Agelessonline

 

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain