Editorial Team

Editorial Team

FOUNDER/​DIRECTOR/​EDITOR: Eleanor Yap

Eleanor has over 25 years’ edi­to­r­ial expe­ri­ence, hav­ing worked for con­sumer and trade mag­a­zines, both in the US and Sin­ga­pore. She was also a stringer at “The Philadel­phia Inquirer”, while still a stu­dent at Tem­ple Uni­ver­sity in the US. Return­ing to Asia, she is an advo­cate for seniors and active age­ing, hav­ing worked for a seniors’ mag­a­zine, found­ing two seniors’ mag­a­zines and in 2009, start­ing her own seniors’ free online mag­a­zine called Age­less Online and later a blog called Age­less Voice to advo­cate senior issues. She also founded a youth ini­tia­tive called FACEUP in Octo­ber 2013 run by youths and last year, a senior ini­tia­tive called Time Trav­eller run by a senior. She has also launched an ini­tia­tive called Age­less Kids to get youths to under­stand seniors and com­mu­ni­cate bet­ter with them.

Besides her work with Age­less Online, she is also involved in the non-​profit sec­tor. She is cur­rently doing free­lance writing/​consulting projects for sev­eral non-​profit organ­i­sa­tions as well as man­ag­ing a mag­a­zine called “Humane­ity” that is out of Gold Coast, Aus­tralia. Prior to that, she worked part-​time for a VWO called O’Joy Care Ser­vices and was the man­ag­ing edi­tor of “SALT Online”, an e-​magazine by the National Vol­un­teer & Phil­an­thropy Cen­tre. Besides all her edi­to­r­ial work, she enjoys vol­un­teer­ing and has vol­un­teered with Club Rainbow’s Camp Rain­bow as the pub­li­ca­tions head or men­tor, as well as with an organ­i­sa­tion in Sri Lanka.


Behind Age­lesson­line, we have an amaz­ing crew of writ­ers and edi­tor who have pitched in to sup­port us past and present:

a) EDNA LAM – Edna has been in the cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions indus­try across Asia and dif­fer­ent indus­try sec­tors for 20 years, focus­ing on media rela­tions, inter­nal com­mu­ni­ca­tions, issues and rep­u­ta­tion man­age­ment. In her spare time, she vol­un­teers for ani­mal wel­fare and com­mu­nity groups.

b) TAN BOON LENG – Boon Leng works in the health­care sec­tor and cites writ­ing as one of his inter­ests. Pre­vi­ously, he worked at a seniors’ organisation.

c) JOANNE TOK – An (almost) fresh grad­u­ate from NUS Busi­ness School, Joanne has a keen inter­est in vol­un­teer­ing. She hopes to cre­ate lit­tle foot­prints of change by writ­ing inspir­ing sto­ries and initiatives. 

d) GEOF­FREY KUNG – Geof­frey is a POSB Active Ager Award Win­ner for finan­cial well­ness and believes in shar­ing the way to achieve ‘finan­cial well­ness’. He is also a founder of a coop­er­a­tive called REVERSE (Re-​Employ Valu­able Expe­ri­enced Retirees Serv­ing Elders).

e) SUNIE LEVIN – Sunie is the US author of “Make New Friends … Live Longer”. She founded the Mid­west Read­ing and Dyslexia Clinic in Kansas City, Mis­souri, US, for chil­dren and adults with learn­ing prob­lems. She has appeared on local and national TV, and was a syn­di­cated colum­nist for many newspapers.

f) DR SAMUEL JOSEPH CHEAH – Dr Cheah works as a senior psy­chol­o­gist deal­ing with spe­cial needs stu­dents and fam­ily care. He takes it day-​by-​day and “enjoys life with­out boundaries”.

g) DEB­O­RAH CHAI (EDIT­ING) – Deb­o­rah has lived and worked in New Zealand for more than 12 years, where she read Law. She returned to live in Sin­ga­pore there­after and has been a sec­ondary school Eng­lish Lan­guage teacher for more than 12 years.

h) ONG SU MIN – Cur­rently study­ing in Ngee Ann Poly­tech­nic, Su Min has a great love for writ­ing. She enjoys lis­ten­ing to sto­ries and hopes to play her part in spread­ing the mes­sage – love life – through her lappy (pen). 

i) LYNNE HONG – Lynne is a copy­writer by day and a vol­un­teer writer by night. She was also a travel writer for the local news­pa­per and sev­eral mag­a­zines. She is always inspired by peo­ple who are in love with life.

j) ESTHER LOW – Esther is cur­rently study­ing Eco­nom­ics at the National Uni­ver­sity of Sin­ga­pore. She would rather read (and write on) the lat­est in health and diet mat­ters than the lat­est in mar­ket and econ­omy issues.

k) GIA PHUA – One of Gia’s life aims is to design prod­ucts and ser­vices for the elderly. A recent grad­u­ate from NUS’ New Media course, she is pur­su­ing a career in user expe­ri­ence design. She feels that Sin­ga­pore can har­ness the tal­ents of its own pop­u­la­tion to design more prod­ucts for the age­ing population, rather than depend­ing on Gov­ern­ment support.

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR: Eleanor Yap

Eleanor has over 25 years’ editorial experience, having worked for consumer and trade magazines, both in the US and Singapore. She was also a stringer at “The Philadelphia Inquirer”, while still a student at Temple University in the US. Returning to Asia, she is an advocate for seniors and active ageing, having worked for a seniors’ magazine, founding two seniors’ magazines and in 2009, starting her own seniors’ free online magazine called Ageless Online and later a blog called Ageless Voice to advocate senior issues. She also founded a youth initiative called FACEUP in October 2013 run by youths and last year, a senior initiative called Time Traveller run by a senior. She has also launched an initiative called Ageless Kids to get youths to understand seniors and communicate better with them.

Besides her work with Ageless Online, she is also involved in the non-profit sector. She is currently doing freelance writing/consulting projects for several non-profit organisations as well as managing a magazine called “Humaneity” that is out of Gold Coast, Australia. Prior to that, she worked part-time for a VWO called O’Joy Care Services and was the managing editor of “SALT Online”, an e-magazine by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre. Besides all her editorial work, she enjoys volunteering and has volunteered with Club Rainbow’s Camp Rainbow as the publications head or mentor, as well as with an organisation in Sri Lanka.

 


 

Behind Agelessonline, we have an amazing crew of writers and editor who have pitched in to support us past and present:

a) EDNA LAMEdna has been in the corporate communications industry across Asia and different industry sectors for 20 years, focusing on media relations, internal communications, issues and reputation management. In her spare time, she volunteers for animal welfare and community groups.

b) TAN BOON LENG – Boon Leng works in the healthcare sector and cites writing as one of his interests. Previously, he worked at a seniors’ organisation.

c) JOANNE TOK – An (almost) fresh graduate from NUS Business School, Joanne has a keen interest in volunteering. She hopes to create little footprints of change by writing inspiring stories and initiatives.    

d) GEOFFREY KUNG – Geoffrey is a POSB Active Ager Award Winner for financial wellness and believes in sharing the way to achieve ‘financial wellness’. He is also a founder of a cooperative called REVERSE (Re-Employ Valuable Experienced Retirees Serving Elders).

e) SUNIE LEVIN – Sunie is the US author of “Make New Friends … Live Longer”. She founded the Midwest Reading and Dyslexia Clinic in Kansas City, Missouri, US, for children and adults with learning problems. She has appeared on local and national TV, and was a syndicated columnist for many newspapers.

f) DR SAMUEL JOSEPH CHEAH – Dr Cheah works as a senior psychologist dealing with special needs students and family care. He takes it day-by-day and “enjoys life without boundaries”.

g) DEBORAH CHAI (EDITING) – Deborah has lived and worked in New Zealand for more than 12 years, where she read Law. She returned to live in Singapore thereafter and has been a secondary school English Language teacher for more than 12 years.

h) ONG SU MIN – Currently studying in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Su Min has a great love for writing. She enjoys listening to stories and hopes to play her part in spreading the message – love life – through her lappy (pen). 

i) LYNNE HONG – Lynne is a copywriter by day and a volunteer writer by night. She was also a travel writer for the local newspaper and several magazines. She is always inspired by people who are in love with life.

j) ESTHER LOW – Esther is currently studying Economics at the National University of Singapore. She would rather read (and write on) the latest in health and diet matters than the latest in market and economy issues.

k) GIA PHUA – One of Gia’s life aims is to design products and services for the elderly. A recent graduate from NUS’ New Media course, she is pursuing a career in user experience design.  She feels that Singapore can harness the talents of its own population to design more products for the ageing population, rather than depending on Government support.