Dressing up

Dressing up

A Taiwanese couple has become a social media sensation, dressing up in their customers’ left-behind clothes. In late June this year, 31-year-old Reef Chang came up with the idea of getting his grandparents to dress up in customers’ left-behind clothes in their laundry...
Senior revalued

Senior revalued

NUSS and SACE held a symposium that touched on myths of ageing and that seniors should advocate for themselves. BY: Eleanor Yap Dr Kanwaljit Soin, an orthopaedic and hand surgeon, shared in a keynote address during the “Seniors Revalued Symposium” that by 2030,...
A city for all ages

A city for all ages

With a new training programme by Centre for Seniors and NTUC LearningHub, businesses can become more understanding towards seniors and those with dementia. BY: Eleanor Yap One hundred retail assistants from NTUC FairPrice have been trained in the first in-market...
Celebrating seniors & arts

Celebrating seniors & arts

Silver Arts is back and has a new component – a showcase of short films that explore and engage with seniors.   Annual arts event for the silver community, the Silver Arts 2014, returns this year, from September 6 to 28, 2014. The Silver Arts programme by the...
An app for seniors

An app for seniors

An ex-nursing home manager from the UK has recently introduced an app that keeps seniors socially-connected. BY: Eleanor Yap An ex-nursing home manager in the UK, Sarah Wright, found that there is no app at the time available for those 60 and above so she decided to...
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...
Turning the tables

Turning the tables

Seniors have often been dispensing advice to the young. The time has come to hear what the young would like to say to those older. BY: Eleanor Yap   There is no denying it – seniors have a world of experience and with that brings lots of wisdom. Seniors often...
The gift of a smartphone

The gift of a smartphone

Donate your used iPhone to a senior from two non-profits and let them enjoy the technology and related apps.   Seventy-six-year-old Catherina Chia, who lives with her older sister in a one-room flat in Tiong Bahru, owns an old phone and has never surfed the...
Stage presence

Stage presence

A US theatre and concert group of seniors aged 73 to 89 takes to the stage during Singapore Arts Festival, supported by a founder who has been with them for 30 years.   BY: Eleanor Yap   At this year’s Singapore Arts Festival, stereotypes will be broken. A...
Living in the golden years

Living in the golden years

Two NUS graduates have started up a company to help seniors “maximise their independence and lead fulfilling and dignified lives”. BY: Eleanor Yap   Best friends and National University of Singapore’s (NUS) graduates, Lee Chang Xi and Vanessa Keng, both 24, could...
Oops, where did I leave it?

Oops, where did I leave it?

Six memory tricks to help you not forget. BY: Sunie Levin   I lost my car keys. I’ve searched everywhere. You know what? It doesn’t matter. I won’t need them until I find my car.  My husband laughed until he choked when I told him I was writing this article. I...
Age-friendly products

Age-friendly products

Mother and daughter join forces to launch an online site selling innovative products for the active ageing population, and at the same time breaking stereotypes to bring a fresh perspective to senior products.   BY: Eleanor Yap   A new business idea has come...