Get challenged

Get challenged

New for this years’ National Steps Challenge is the Silver Challenge, which promotes healthy ageing among seniors. The Silver Challenge, a physical activity initiative by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), officially kicked off on October 26. The Challenge, a new...
Pick up a script!

Pick up a script!

The Necessary Stage’s Theatre For Seniors is conducting a script-centred workshop in February.   The Necessary Stage’s Theatre For Seniors is conducting a script-centred workshop, mostly conducted in English, which will focus on a script from renowned...
A Sandsational three weeks

A Sandsational three weeks

Sandsation 2017, part of the festival, will feature more than 30 intricately-carved and larger-than-life sand sculptures of some five metres in height. Bring your family or grandchildren down to the three-week festival “Sandsational Fun at Sentosa” come...
Stack ‘em up

Stack ‘em up

A fast activity to improve your focus and reaction time.   Improve your hand-eye coordination, ambidexterity, focus and reaction time with Speed Stackers (left), specially-designed high-tech sport stacking cups endorsed by the US’ World Sport Stacking Association...
Volunteer-turned-staff

Volunteer-turned-staff

Lee Poh Leng loved his volunteering experience at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) so much that he decided to join as a part-time staff. BY: Joanne Tok   Lee Poh Leng, 58, started out as a volunteer at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). During his stint...
Reminiscing about the good old days

Reminiscing about the good old days

Lam Chun See shares memories of what it was like growing up in a kampung in the 1950s and 1960s though his nostalgia blog.   BY: Joanne Tok   Lam Chun See (left) felt a disconnect between the young and the old. As a result, he started a nostalgia blog called...
You’re never too old to write a book

You’re never too old to write a book

Age is only a barrier if you let it!   BY: Sunie Levin   Big deal, I hear you saying. Of course you’re never too old to write a book. Nowadays, everybody writes a book. It’s so easy with publishing-on-demand and publishing on the Internet, anybody can get a...
Building bonds over books

Building bonds over books

Reading Clubs are enabling seniors to keep their minds sharp through book readings and discussions. And, they get to make new friends too.   BY: Tan Boon Leng   It is a quiet weekday afternoon at the Bishan Community Club. Inside one of its multi-purpose...
Oldest volunteer at Ren Ci Hospital

Oldest volunteer at Ren Ci Hospital

Seventy-seven-year-old Lee Chik has been volunteering at the hospital for 16 years and is not planning to stop any time soon.   BY: Joanne Tok   At 77 years old, Lee Chik is considered the oldest volunteer at Ren Ci Hospital. She has been volunteering for 16...
Living a life of no regrets

Living a life of no regrets

A jovial granny on-stage and off-stage, Beatrice Chien shares how she pursued her passion of acting at the age of 62.   BY: Joanne Tok   This 71-year-old grandmother of three had the acting bug at an early age. But due to her a number of reasons, Beatrice...
If the costume fits …

If the costume fits …

A group of seniors are turning back the clock and fulfilling their lifelong dreams by dressing up as characters from Japanese anime.   BY: Tan Boon Leng   Decked in the robes of a Japanese samurai (warrior), he swings his ‘sword’ with a flourish....
Stage presence

Stage presence

A US theatre and concert group of seniors aged 73 to 89 takes to the stage during Singapore Arts Festival, supported by a founder who has been with them for 30 years.   BY: Eleanor Yap   At this year’s Singapore Arts Festival, stereotypes will be broken. A...
Skating – a metaphor for life

Skating – a metaphor for life

Keeping active and finding love in a sport.   BY: Sui Chin Han-McKeand   At 58, I am probably the world’s oldest female freestyle slalom skater … or at least the oldest in Hyde Park, London. I train with the British team, a small vibrant band of obsessive...
Let’s co-op

Let’s co-op

Seniors are starting co-operatives to help other seniors in different ways. However, is a co-op the right way to go? BY: Eleanor Yap A number of seniors have been leaning towards starting a co-operative to help their own cohort. For instance, this year, 65-year-old...
Believer Gold Program

Believer Gold Program

Believer Music offers its Believer Gold Program for those aged 60 and above where participants can choose the guitar or keyboard programme. The guitar programme is a seven-week module, one-hour per class each week, while the keyboard programme is an 11-week module,...