Wednesday, November 11, 2009


(All newspaper clippings from The Straits Times.)

Boredom would be the least of your complaints if you are a senior citizen residing in Singapore. The Minister in charge of Ageing Issues, Mr Lim Boon Heng, is taking the lead by urging voluntary welfare organizations to do more to take care of the growing elderly population. The government, through its implementation arm - Council for Third Age - is going full steam to promote active ageing. Never a week goes by without an event organized specially for the senior citizens.

Some that deserve mention:

The Senior Citizens Water Carnival 2009: 200 senior citizens aged above 50 participated in the event organized by the Sembawang SC Executive Committee.

Care and Share 2009: More than 5000 needy elderly folks were treated to a 7-course dinner with lucky draws, a magic show and performances by local celebrities. Organized by Hope Community Service Centre.

Belly Dancing Classes every Monday evening at Bishan Dance Studio for retirees and cancer survivors.

50+ Active Agers Awards 2009: Now in its third year, the award recognizes senior citizens who are role models of active ageing.

Upcoming events:

"Ageing and Resilience" - organized by Chinese Women's Association on 28 Nov 2009 at Sheraton Towers Hotel. Registration fee: S$10.

Silver Infocomm Day: 28 Nov & 12 Dec, 8.30am-3.30pm; 29 Nov & 13 Dec, 1pm-5pm. FREE! Topics include Introduction toWindows 7, social networking & microblogging with Twitter, healthcare technologies, etc. For more about IT for Seniors, click here.

I wish our Malaysian senior citizens clubs had more going than the usual line-dancing, karaoke sessions and the occasional trips.


foodbin said...

the aged in S'pore are really appreciated.

Unknown said...

How do I get a list of activities for seniors ?