Living well, leaving well

Living well, leaving well

Community engagement project, Both Sides, Now, returns with a new participatory performance and artwork exhibition.   A community engagement project called “Both Sides, Now” that shines the light on what it means to live well and leave well will return in...
Living well, leaving well

Living well, leaving well

Both Sides, Now focuses on raising public awareness on end-of-life plans.   Both Sides, Now has returned this year with an arts-based, community-centric approach that aims to build end-of-life (EOL) friendly communities where individuals and families are...
The debate on euthanasia

The debate on euthanasia

A senior shares her viewpoint on a controversial topic.   Euthanasia has long been at the centre of many heated discussions/debates. It is mostly carried out when someone is suffering from a terminal illness as well as other arguable reasons. Currently,...
Planning your funeral

Planning your funeral

This can be a hard thing to do but knowing what you want can reduce any additional headache for your family and friends. BY: Gracie Han Though death is often a taboo subject, it is often not seen as part of active ageing, when it should be. Planning your own funeral...
Planning your own death

Planning your own death

Death continues to be a taboo subject in Singapore but one person has no problems talking about it and sharing her plans about her death.   Sixty-seven-year-old GL Lim (who does not want her picture taken) has made arrangements for her death while she is still...
Losing your mate

Losing your mate

When someone loses his or her spouse, it can be a huge loss; moving forward may seem difficult. Here are some tips on how to come to terms with the loss, cope with the present and hope for the future. BY: Joan Swee When someone loses a spouse, it can be a painful...
Celebrating life after death

Celebrating life after death

NAFA students got challenged to come up with their own unique “In Memoriams” and three winners were selected. The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) students got a challenge from “Obitcheery”, an initiative by Lien Foundation, recently to come up with their own...
Dying to talk

Dying to talk

The Death Café movement has grown since 2010 especially in the UK and US. Though not a physical café, it however gets people of all ages to share their thoughts about death. BY: Eleanor Yap   The Death Café movement has been growing in the UK as well as the US,...
Leaving a legacy, not a mess

Leaving a legacy, not a mess

Author of book, “Good to Go: A Guide to Preplanning for the End of Life”, shares some advice about the importance of pre-planning. BY: Jo Myers   Why did I quit a successful radio career to write a book about pre-planning for death? I noticed how survivor...
Having ‘die-logues’

Having ‘die-logues’

Long a sensitive subject, death and dying is taking on a whole new look. BY: Eleanor Yap   Death and dying have often been taboo subjects of discussion and therefore rarely talked about here in Singapore. Philanthropic house, Lien Foundation and St Joseph’s Home and...
Till death do us part

Till death do us part

Estate planning is crucial so our loved ones are not burdened if something happens to us. BY: James Huan Financial planning is about understanding the many investment decisions that we make, and then bringing them together to fit in appropriately with the goals and...