Tonic of music

Tonic of music

Seniors with no musical experience were giving a chance to learn and show off their skills.   A group of seniors, aged 55 to 84 years, were rocking down the house before Christmas day, proving that age is no barrier. The seniors practiced for 20 weeks; many with...
Abundant learning opportunities at 50plus 2017

Abundant learning opportunities at 50plus 2017

The largest forum has to date 72 talks on a wide range of subjects including health and wellness, active ageing and financial literacy.   Seniors will be spoilt for choice this month with a wide range of learning opportunities, including 72 forum talks on a...
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...
Learning a big focus at 50plus EXPO

Learning a big focus at 50plus EXPO

C3A announced two learning initiatives that were piloted last year and have since taken off.   Learning opportunities is a big focus at this year’s 50plus Expo, which is being organised by the Council for Third Age (C3A). The show continues till this Sunday. The...
ACES in the hole

ACES in the hole

The ACES Club, which is mirrored from AARP in the US, is hoping to get older adults to remain relevant and a source of inspiration for their community. BY: Eleanor Yap   A new Club is in town that is hoping to get older adults to continue to stay relevant through...
A university for seniors

A university for seniors

Believing that one shouldn’t stop learning even at 80, a 67-year-old starts a community of learners so to keep minds active as long as possible.   Henry Ford once said: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young....
Lifelong learners

Lifelong learners

These lifelong learners are defying stereotypes as well as their own beliefs, thanks to the ILP programme by the Council for Third Age. BY: Eleanor Yap With the saying “you can’t teach old dogs new tricks”, these women from the photography course, which was part of...
Grandma’s a techie

Grandma’s a techie

You are never too old to learn new things.   BY: Sunie Levin   What’s this world coming to? I’m an 80-year-old techie now! Me! With nine grandkids. How could this possibly have happened? Well, truth of the matter is that perhaps I’m not really a techie, but...
Never too old to learn

Never too old to learn

Two graduates from the WSQ in Community and Social Services (Senior Services) certificate courses at Hua Mei Training Academy fill much needed roles in a rapidly ageing population. BY: Eleanor YapPublished: April 8, 2010   Sixty-four-year-old Ng Lay Huat was running...