More activities for seniors open up

More activities for seniors open up

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce allows small group activities for senior-centric programmes. The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) will open up more senior-centric activities from September 9, 2020, as community infection rates have remained generally low and stable. As...

“Stay In, Do Something”

PA Active Ageing and Family Life Division curates fun and uplifting activities for seniors and families.   The PA Active Ageing and Family Life (AAFL) Division has collaborated with some of its community partners to co-create and produce a series of bite-sized...

New ‘Stay Home, Stay Active’ initiative

Council for Third Age (C3A) shares nine content platforms to keep seniors physically- and mentally-engaged during this partial lockdown.   In response to the safe distancing measures and suspension of social activities for seniors due to COVID-19, the Council for...

Activities for seniors online

Stuck at home and no activities to attend? No worries, you can still learn new things and be active. When freelance educator-artist Moses Sia heard about the extended suspension of activities for seniors because of COVID-19, he wanted to do something and “bring cheer”...
Precautionary measures for seniors

Precautionary measures for seniors

MOH calls for 14-day suspension of senior-centric activities conducted by Government agencies. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has studied the pattern of transmission of COVID-19 among recent confirmed cases and found that many of the cases were transmitted during social...

Reliving fond memories

The National Heritage Board has a number of activities to engage seniors such as the Reminiscence Walks and the Conversation Starter Kit for Seniors.   The National Heritage Board (NHB) offers a number of activities to engage seniors such as the Reminiscence...
Get active!

Get active!

To celebrate Singapore’s 52nd birthday, there will be many sporting activities across the island. There’s something for everyone during this year’s GetActive! Singapore (GASG), which takes place from July 29 to August 9, 2017. GASG aims to attract all Singaporeans to...
Activities to engage those with dementia

Activities to engage those with dementia

With dementia rising, caregivers need all the ideas they can to continue to engage their carers and stimulate their minds.   Caregivers taking care of those with dementia are often in need of activities to better engage their carers. With the number of dementia...
Having Silver Friends

Having Silver Friends

A programme that started in January this year at Tampines is allowing seniors to bond with each other and give them meaning.  BY: Eleanor Yap   When 66-year-old Ngau Boon Tam walked past the Tampines North Community Centre (CC), she saw a lot of people in the...
Getting retirement right

Getting retirement right

How to get it right the only time around.   BY: Gerald Crawford   A good sign showing a person enjoying retirement completely would be someone who has no idea or no inclination to know weekday from weekend. This clearly shows someone who is focused on...
Is 70 the new 17?

Is 70 the new 17?

This 70-year-old grandmother rides a mountain bike, skates, skis and swims, and wishes she had more time in a day! BY: Tan Boon Leng   At an age when most of her peers would be happy spending a relaxing morning playing with their grandchildren or tending to their...
There’s something about Mary

There’s something about Mary

This grandma can definitely get you off your chair and show you a good time with her electric guitar. BY: Cheok Mei-ing   Learning to play the acoustic guitar without a musical background when you are 60-something is adventurous, to say the least. If you go on to...
A Frenchman in Singapore

A Frenchman in Singapore

This senior is helping other seniors get active, and educating people on the first British resident and commandant of Singapore. BY: Jean-Claude Fuchs   What is a Frenchman like me doing in Singapore? I am not the only Frenchman here as there are some 10,000...