Stay at home notice

Stay at home notice

Thomas Lim and his wife had to cut short their trip to Morocco to come back to Singapore and ended up with a Stay-Home Notice. Thomas Lim, a freelance licensed tour guide and actor, thought he was going to enjoy a trip to Morocco, his first time being there, to check...

What are you doing?

A Facebook campaign of pictures of those over 50 in action during this period.   Ageless Online has started a little campaign called “What are you doing?” on Facebook showing pictures of those over 50 and what they are doing during this period of a partial...

Bringing in the sunshine

A new Facebook platform for seniors to gather online. With seniors being affected as activities have ceased because of COVID-19 and they might be isolated, 62-year-old Rickyfm Law, founder of a Nation For Future Seniors, has come up with a platform for seniors on...
Celebrating active seniors

Celebrating active seniors

A photography exhibition showcasing examples that say being old doesn’t mean being useless. Photographer Foong Lian Fey’s mother, Mrs Foong, was 81 when she first took up Chinese painting and today, at 86, she was still continuing with her hobby before having pain in...
Piano lady

Piano lady

Lily Boon loves playing the piano, especially when she is surrounded by crowds singing. BY: Eleanor Yap Lily Boon, 79, is a magnet to a piano. Two years ago, on Orchard Road during Christmas season, there was a street piano outside Takashimaya in Ngee Ann City. Most...
The sweet sound of music

The sweet sound of music

This enterprising 69-year-old has found a gap when he discovered the ukulele, which has led him to find meaning in his life. BY: Eleanor Yap P’ter Chan, 69, never played a musical instrument before. But then he tried playing the ukulele, and he got hooked and has...
Forever youthful

Forever youthful

It is not just about diet, it encompasses a whole lot more, shared a 59-year-old advocate of “holistic wealth”. BY: Perine Seah What is ageing? What does it mean to you? To me, it is not about a chronological number nor physical degeneration but rather...
It’s Spring at 70

It’s Spring at 70

2011 Active Ager award winner Dr William Wan shares his thoughts on turning 70. BY: Dr William Wan I am 70 and I feel that life has just begun. This feeling is shared by many septuagenarians. May Sarton has written “At Seventy: A Journal” and Judith Viorst, “I’m, Too...
Seniors run annual symposium

Seniors run annual symposium

15 U Live ambassadors planned and organised this year’s U Live Symposium. ‘Old and retired’ is not how Jek Kwok Kwong sees himself. The 68-year-old can confidently name the various plants commonly found around neighbourhoods and is an avid volunteer with the U Live...
Have ‘the time of your life’

Have ‘the time of your life’

The National Library Board and the Council for Third Age encourage lifelong learning in a month-long festival. BY: Eleanor Yap A former school principal, Jimmy Ho, 70, has been sharpening his Mandarin skills. He shared that when younger, he went to English school and...
Paddling hard

Paddling hard

Michael Chia joined dragon boating in 2013 and today, he holds his own during training with rowers half his age. BY: Eleanor Yap   During Michael Chia’s secondary school days, he used to hijack a sampan (wooden boat) occasionally that was parked each time at the...
50 is the new 45!

50 is the new 45!

New survey by GSK shows that ageing is seen as a positive phase and a chance to fulfil passions.   Seventy percent of Singaporeans over the age of 50 feel five years younger than their actual age, and three in five feel good about ageing and growing older,...
A juggling act

A juggling act

Ahamed Ali Khan has been blessed to fulfil his childhood dream of becoming an actor as well as a writer. But at times, he feels torn. BY: Anushkaa Pangam   From the minute he pretended a ruler was a rifle for a role in Primary Five, Ahamed Ali Khan knew he wanted to...
Ageing actively

Ageing actively

Don’t expect this grandmother to be attending to her grandchildren or preening her garden. She is busy managing her online business selling ready-to-wear batik designs.  BY: Eleanor Yap Ng Suan Loi is the oldest online seller in Singapore and the title doesn’t faze...
Remembering the younger days

Remembering the younger days

A survivor of the tragic Bukit Ho Swee fire of 1961, James Seah has found a way to deal with his younger days by blogging about it. BY: Eleanor Yap Sixty-five-year-old James Seah knows a lot about the Bukit Ho Swee fire of 1961 as he not only survived the fire (which...