Monday, June 17, 2013

WHAT A WEEKEND! - AT THE 'LIVE YOUR BEST YEARS' WORKSHOP

Two full days of learning, sharing and networking, plus some fun, good food and great company. That's what participants were promised and that's what they got from the recently-concluded "LIVE YOUR BEST YEARS" workshop organized by Seniorsaloud and CareMatters.

Here's a pictorial account of the event for those who were unable to make it.

Ms Lin Chua, founder of the AUTORR Foundation delivering the opening keynote address. She stressed the importance of maintaining family values, especially filial piety. (Note: Please imagine the backdrop reads "LIVE YOUR BEST YEARS")
Well-known consultant geriatrician Dr Rajbans Singh gave sound advice on how to take care of our body, mind and spirit and lay the foundation for longevity.
Not only were participants given free health checks, they were also treated to a demo by MyFlexHealth on exercises to do to maintain strength, balance and flexibility
Strengthening exercises - lifting bottles of water
Mr Vincent Pun who has been with the Befrienders for nine years shared with participants a checklist of qualities they must have to be a dedicated volunteer. "Do you have what it takes to do volunteer work? You can't help others if you need help yourself." 
Senior research officer with the Institute of Gerontology, UPM, Mr Chai Sen Tyng, brought participants up to date with facts and figures from surveys done to show why we must stay connected with family, friends and community. "Make use of social media tools to stay in touch." 
Master coach, Dr Michael Heah, of Corporate Coach Academy, giving pointers to a group of participants after his presentation "Self-Empowerment for Purposeful Living". 
The breakout session: groups working on the 10 areas of purposeful living. 
The top three areas that this group had chosen to work on for purposeful living.
One of the groups sharing what the members had discussed
To mark Father's Day on Sunday. all fathers attending the workshop received freshly-baked almond cookies courtesy of Koeh Siew Lim of Nuts&Cups as well as the latest issue of Smart Investor magazine (not shown in picture)
Buffet lunch on Day 2 was most enjoyable for the food and the camaraderie. Some participants were already asking about the next event!
Joyce Chuah, CEO of Success Concepts, gave participants plenty to ponder on in her presentation ‘Your Best Years Yet. Ensuring the financial security you need in retirement'
Financial consultant from Success Concepts crunching some numbers for these participants following Joyce's presentation. 

Organizers Seniorsaloud and CareMatters would like to thank the following for making the "LIVE YOUR BEST YEARS" a huge success.

The speakers:
  • Ms Lin Chua
  • Dr Rajbans Singh
  • Mr Vincent Pun
  • Mr Chai Sen Tyng 
  • Dr Michael Heah
  • Ms Joyce Chuah
The companies:
  • MyFlexHealth
  • Success Concepts
  • Abbott Nutrition Malaysia
  • Biogrow
  • SCA Hygiene Marketing Sdn Bhd
  • UNZA (M) Sdn Bhd
The NGOs:
  • AUTORR Foundation
  • University of Third Age (U3A) Malaysia
  • Africa-Asia Destitute Relief Foundation (ADRF) Malaysia
  • DoGoodVolunteer (Leaderonomics - Star)
And most of all, to all the participants, A BIG THANK YOU for your support in attending the workshop, despite Sunday being Father's Day. We look forward to meeting up again at the next event.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Dear Lily
Wud b much obliged if u cud let me know joyce's contact number. Tq.