Freelance caregiver

Freelance caregiver

Enjoy the flexibility, earn an extra income and continue to stay active. Freelance work can be a great way for seniors to stay active. You get to earn extra income and the flexibility freelancing provides, allows you to continue doing the things you enjoy as well. One...
New work culture

New work culture

Cigna findings reveal that the 9 to 5, five-day week unlikely to return. More people across the word are feeling that life will never be the same again, according to Cigna Global Impact Study, which was carried out in June and tracked people’s health and well-being...
Ageing workforce

Ageing workforce

Mercer ageing workforce report shares that Singapore productivity loss due to sickness absenteeism may reach S$3.3 billion by 2030.   The ageing workforce and medical cost inflation in Singapore are projected to drive up average medical costs per employee by 108...
Changing seniors’ mindsets

Changing seniors’ mindsets

The Centre For Seniors’ programme provides the tools to seniors so they can be self-aware and have meaningful lives. BY: Eleanor Yap Richard Tan, 66, has learned a lot about his strengths and weaknesses, and has gained a lot more confidence, all thanks to a three-day...
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...
Seeking care anytime, anywhere

Seeking care anytime, anywhere

Portal for careseekers looking for help and for those seniors looking for that second career.   Yeo Wan Ling’s 87-year-old grandmother had a bad cold, and after her discharge from the hospital in late 2014, she still was weak and her family wanted to find a...
The old times

The old times

As a cash register technician, Wee Char Lee has seen how machines have evolved – from mechanical to now electronic. And his job was not all that safe either during his time. BY: Eleanor Yap Wee Char Lee, 87, has seen technology evolve from mechanical to...
An extra helping hand

An extra helping hand

A non-profit organisation in the heart of Chinatown helps the needy and elderly provide for themselves. BY: Law Kim Hwee Fifty-year-old Norlela Bte Md Rohania or Mdm Lela as she prefers to be called, can’t imagine being without the assistance of the Chinatown Social...
Giving seniors job opportunities

Giving seniors job opportunities

What started out as a bridge to help friends find jobs after their retrenchment has turned into a full-fledged company that focuses on getting seniors work. BY: Eleanor Yap Patrick Oh felt he wanted to help his friends who got retrenched and were disillusioned to find...
Her days at the airport

Her days at the airport

Belinda Thia shares her working experience in the Housekeeping Department at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. The hotel recently got the “Caring Employer” award by the Singapore Compact for CSR for employing persons with disabilities (PWD) as well as matured workers. BY:...
A caring employer

A caring employer

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has been hiring matured workers as well as persons with disabilities and as such, has won an award for its efforts. BY: Eleanor Yap Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, part of the InterContinental Hotel Group, was recently awarded the “Caring...
Be “nevertiree”

Be “nevertiree”

The concept of retirement is a relatively new one – less than 100 years old.   BY: Tony Ong   The founder of Ford Motor Co, Henry Ford, once said: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” I was right for 49 years of my life that...
Finding her encore career

Finding her encore career

This spunky woman has traded in being an employee to being her own boss and has found meaning in her life. BY: Eleanor Yap   The term ‘encore’ describes work in the second half of life that combines continued income, greater meaning and social impact. Helen Lim, 63,...