Sunday, July 8, 2012

A MORNING OF LEARNING AND SHARING FOR SENIORS



Thank you for supporting our "Retire Healthy and Happy" seminar on 7 July at Institute Kojadi. We had so many people contacting us to register that we had to close registration days before the event. The early bird always catches the worm. So do register early for our next event coming up in August. To ensure a seat, all you have to do is join our SeniorsAloud community.

How to join? Just email us at seniorsaloud@gmail.com. Provide your full name and mobile number. That's all. You will be notified by email of any upcoming events. Please note that while some events are free, others may require a door fee of RM20. Nett proceeds go to charity for the elderly.

Here are some pictures taken at the seminar yesterday (Sat 7 July 2012). For more about the speakers, click here.

Associate Prof Dr Nathan Vytialingam, president of Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society, giving his talk on "Ageing and Intimacy" and how couples over 50 can still enjoy physical and sexual intimacy. Definitely reassuring to those who think that sex is only for the younger generation!

Ms Chia Joo Suan, author and food chemist, delivering useful tips on what to eat for good health, and what foods to avoid at our age. Participants took copious notes to make sure they remember what they learned.

Prof Emeritus Dato Dr Khairuddin Yusof, 73, sharing with the participants his journey through life. Age is certainly no barrier to enjoying life. An avid mountaineer and triathlete, he recently took up dance classes and added author to his long list of accomplishments. He spoke about how to keep fit, have the right attitude and also how to handle bereavement and the grief of losing a loved one. It's important to move on, as life still has to continue, he told the audience. 


Ms Chia Joo Suan's books are on sale at major bookstores. Dr Khairuddin's book "Ageing: A Beautiful Journey" will be available soon.

A small token of appreciation for our speaker, Prof Emeritus Dato Dr Khairuddin Yusof.
SeniorsAloud's lifelong learning series of seminars wouldn't have been possible without the speakers and the help of a small but dedicated team of volunteers. This is clearly a fine example of seniors helping seniors to make retirement a time to look forward to. Who would best understand the challenges of retirement?
Who would be able to provide that moral support? Who would have a lifetime of experiences to share? The answer - seniors! 

If you are interested to join Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society, you can contact 03-20705600 or email info@healthyageing.org. Membership is open to all regardless of age. Annual subscription is RM25 for members of the public. Healthcare professionals pay RM50. For more information, you can visit http://www.healthyageing.org/.

1 comment:

Antares said...

You never cease to amaze me! :-)