The Little-Old Cooking Club

The Little-Old Cooking Club

A Drama Box experience that bonds seniors and children over food. Food has a way of bonding people together whether you are younger or older, from a different race or even culture. That was what Eurasian artist Jamie Lewis wanted to do with her community dining...
Intergenerational bonding

Intergenerational bonding

Youth Corps’ programme puts youths together with socially-isolated seniors for 10 weeks in hopes of building lasting friendships. BY: Eleanor Yap Lee Kuang does not get many opportunities to interact with youths besides school events organised through Lions...
Let’s makan!

Let’s makan!

A new initiative bonds seniors and youths over their favourite meal.   Food has a lovely way of bringing people together. That is exactly what a new initiative called ‘Makan with Seniors’ started by Ageless Online and FACEUP hopes to do – bring together 15 youths...
Never too late to learn

Never too late to learn

More than 160 seniors participated in seven ILP workshops and worked with their junior buddies.   Over 300 seniors and youths attended the inaugural intergenerational Learning Programme (ILP) End-of-Course Celebration recently at ITE College West, which was...
Intergeneration dancing

Intergeneration dancing

People’s Association’s Dancethon 2015 brought together seniors and youths in an intergeneration dance competition.   Twenty-one-year-old Saifulloh Bin Khalid took up dancing as he was inspired by his mother, who has a passion for dancing. When he was young, he...
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...
Youths teach seniors health management

Youths teach seniors health management

Part of the Council for Third Age’s Intergenerational Learning Programme, youths and seniors gained insight from each other.   Students from Republic Polytechnic (RP) and a group of 10 seniors walked away with an improved understanding of each other after...
Blessings of a grandfather

Blessings of a grandfather

Counting her blessings and remembering fondly her 84-year-old grandpa. BY: Geetika Chawla   I come from India, a part of the world where many families are big. Grandparents, parents and children, all live in the same home. Such is my home, where my parents,...
Intergenerational harmony in the workplace

Intergenerational harmony in the workplace

Delegates for the 4th ICIP conference address intergenerational challenges. BY: Eleanor Yap   As a society ages and life expectancy increases, the widening “age gap” between the society’s oldest and youngest could become a key cause of conflict, not only at work but...
Sharing The Bond

Sharing The Bond

First-ever intergenerational activity book launched in Singapore as first of a three-part project.   The Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully (WINGS) launched a workbook aimed at fostering closer ties across three generations in families. The Bond is a full...
A cook-off to remember

A cook-off to remember

Three families bond together while making traditional recipes and competing in front of the camera. BY: Eleanor Yap   You didn’t have to go far to get drama. In a kitchen filled with three generations cooking up a storm in the required 30 minutes, we got to see tears,...
The young and old – staying connected

The young and old – staying connected

A viewpoint on how we need to give and take, and live in harmony.   BY: K V Veloo   I did not realise that I was growing old until a young lady to whom I was introduced at a function thought it was socially correct to address me as “uncle”. As though this was not...