Inaugural Grandparents’ Day

Approximately 300 seniors and grandparents were invited to a range of festivities including vintage care rides and community performances.   Approximately 300 seniors and grandparents were invited to the inaugural Grandparents Day at Selegie in late November to...
Foster grandparent

Foster grandparent

The Grandparent Fostering Programme, a community programme launched in Jalan Kukoh precinct in November 2012, bonds the young and old together, and bridges the generation gap. BY: Eleanor Yap   Generation gap and language barrier are some of the challenges facing...
Spinning the yarn

Spinning the yarn

Part of a final-year project by NTU students, “The Silver Yarn Project” bridges the gap between the youth and the elderly.   BY: Eleanor Yap   Some of the stories tell of how times back then were tough and how the older generation never failed to...
Tales that bind

Tales that bind

Storytelling can help bridge the generation gap. Learn some tips from a storytelling expert on how you can get started telling the stories that matter to your grandchildren. BY: Sheila Wee   Children love to hear stories about their parents’ and grandparents’...
Grandchildren learn about ageing

Grandchildren learn about ageing

A guide for grandparents to help grandchildren learn more about this topic, change mindsets about ageing and bond with each other.   BY: Felicia Zhiran Chan   Ageing is a natural fact of life that is not very well understood. It is a complex process of...
It’s a date

It’s a date

With grandchildren not spending enough of time with their grandparents, a 28-year-old has come up with a way to deal with this.   BY: Eleanor Yap   Malaysian Tan Teng Teng grew up with her grandparents and often times hung out with seniors she barely knew...
Storytelling with grandchildren

Storytelling with grandchildren

Storytelling is just one of many ways to bond with your grandchildren and close the generation gap. Here’s some ideas on how to do it well. BY: Kamini Ramachandran   Grandparents carry a wealth of stories within them; personal stories of family life as well as...
Date your grandparents

Date your grandparents

It is tough nowadays for kids to see their grandparents due to distance and school schedules. However, a bunch of SMU students are determined to bring them together. BY: Eleanor Yap   In today’s world, it can be tough seeing Granny or Grandpa. With families...