Am I old?

Am I old?

A stand-up comedy act about ageing and caregiving. What happens when a 68-year-old woman tries her hand at stand-up comedy for the first time after a decade as a caregiver to her mother? Her inhibitions are lowered, the truth is spoken, and all hell breaks...
Ageing in Asia

Ageing in Asia

Book launched to share the wisdom from various disciplines on the matter of ageing.   “Ageing in Asia: Contemporary Trends and Policy Issues” which was recently launched is a compilation of different authors in various disciplines including economists, architects...
Turning silver years into golden years 

Turning silver years into golden years 

The second ARISE event focused on frailty, loneliness and ageing.   At the second ARISE (Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education) Industry & Community Engagement event, the focus was on frailty, loneliness and ageing. The first keynote address was...
“Greying lives matter”

“Greying lives matter”

The annual Credit Suisse Global Megatrends Conference highlighted the supertrend of the silver economy.   “The Silver Economy – Investing for Population Ageing” was one of three “supertrends” that was discussed during a recent panel session at the annual Credit...
“The Better Me”

“The Better Me”

This was the theme of this year’s Positive Ageing Conference and speakers shared about positive ageing, lifelong learning and senior volunteerism. At this year’s Positive Ageing Conference 2018 with the theme “The Better Me”, about 500 people came to listen to three...
Embracing ageing

Embracing ageing

New interactive exhibition at Singapore Science Centre promotes a positive dialogue on ageing. Dialogue with Time, an exhibition exclusively on the topic of ageing, has arrived in Singapore at the Singapore Science Centre (SSC). The interactive exhibition, which is...
Forever young

Forever young

A hilarious musical that shines the spotlight on ageing and eldercare.   Sing’theatre’s hilarious jukebox musical called ‘Forever Young’ is guaranteed to knock you off your chair! Originally written by Swiss playwright Erik Gedeon and adapted by...
Innovating ageing solutions

Innovating ageing solutions

From a smart diaper to brain health supplements, there were lots of solutions at Aging 2.0 Singapore, but it was a rehab wearable solutions company that won. BY: Eleanor Yap Innovation by start-ups was certainly abound at the Hangar by the NUS Enterprise, National...
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,...
Joys of ageing

Joys of ageing

New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner shares about longevity and happiness from meeting some of the oldest people living on Earth. BY: Eleanor Yap   Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Fellow, has met some of the oldest people who live on Earth by...
Adding a little kopi with toast

Adding a little kopi with toast

A new initiative by the Council for Third Age to get active seniors to help the less active ones adopt a more exciting lifestyle. Some seniors are more active than others in their Third Age. Hence, the Council for Third Age (C3A) has piloted a new initiative with the...
Ageing has its price & privileges

Ageing has its price & privileges

Though old-age brings its share of medical issues, it also brings its share of amusement as this writer experienced. BY: Raymon Huang We often say, “How time flies!” More so when you are ageing, which I am. Indeed, with advancing age, time whizzes by so quickly. The...
A dialogue on ageing

A dialogue on ageing

An interactive exhibition in a children’s museum in Israel focuses on understanding ageing, and breaking down stereotypes and prejudices. BY: Eleanor Yap Following his success with Dialogue in the Dark (DiD), an interactive exhibition where participants get to...