Digital readiness

Digital readiness

The National Library Board is organising a two-day event introducing seniors to technology is a conducive setting.   The National Library Board (NLB) is organising a two-day event in March called Silver Digital Talents, as part of NLB’s Digital Readiness...
Beyond classroom learning

Beyond classroom learning

New social enterprise provides IT help after classes and workshops to give seniors more confidence in their learning journey. BY: Eleanor Yap Learning about IT can be daunting for some seniors. Too much information in a classroom setting and sometimes more questions...
Harnessing technology

Harnessing technology

Polytechnic students teach seniors basic IT skills, mobile apps and how to sell their vintage items. BY: Eleanor Yap A group of polytechnic students from different polytechnics were recently paired up with 50 seniors from Ang Mo Kio to coach them on how best to...
2018 trends in healthcare & IT

2018 trends in healthcare & IT

What’s in store? Find out more. BY: Dr Sneh Khemka Global healthcare trends: Trend 1 – Burgeoning global middle class. The world’s middle class is growing (in particular across the Middle East and Asia), providing the backbone of a revolution in healthcare...
Become a Silver Infocomm Wellness Ambassador

Become a Silver Infocomm Wellness Ambassador

Nominations are open for advocates of IT adoption so they can inspire other seniors to embrace IT.   More and more seniors are using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to expand their knowledge, pursue hobbies, and keep in touch with friends and...
Technology to benefit seniors in active ageing

Technology to benefit seniors in active ageing

IDA is helping to roll out innovative technology in 25 senior activity centres this year. BY: Eleanor Yap Tablets, senior-friendly applications and a robot capable of conducting exercises will soon benefit 25 senior activity centres (SACs) islandwide by end of this...
Work smart if you are older

Work smart if you are older

Some useful tips for seniors who want to re-join the workforce or want to remain in the same organisation.   BY: John Bittleston There is no question that being over 50 years is often seen as a bit past one’s prime by those under 50. However, most of the...
Crowd-sourcing for ideas

Crowd-sourcing for ideas

Before the Active Ageing Hackathon weekend, the StarHub Community gathered ideas to help improve the lives of seniors through the use of technology. The top three are revealed as well as a bizarre idea!   Prior to the Active Ageing Hackathon weekend, StarHub, one...
Hands-free headsets

Hands-free headsets

Sony Ericsson has launched two new Bluetooth headsets in the Bluetooth Noise Shield Handsfree VH700 in the GreenHeart family. Both give consumers wireless freedom and are the first products launched under the Sony Ericsson Extras Talk category. Both are made from...
Offering seniors IT skills

Offering seniors IT skills

A partnership between RSVP Singapore and Microsoft Singapore provides IT skills training to older workers to remain employable.   RSVP Singapore – The Organisation of Senior Volunteers is partnering with Microsoft to enable seniors to better engage with society...