Monday, April 5, 2010


Day 2 at the 50plus Active Ageing Carnival: Singapore's older citizens certainly know how to enjoy their golden years. From rock-climbing to belly dancing, these silver-haired seniors were game for almost anything. Who cares if the flab shows or the bones creak a little, we are having fun! That's the message these retirees seemed to be sending out.

Besides the games and stage performances, there were talks on various topics including health and retirement planning. I was particularly awed by Dr William Tan's inspirational talk on "Life Without Limits". More about this amazing neuroscientist and paralympian later.

Dr Lim Chin Hock, Senior Cardiologist, spoke on "Healthy Exercise for Active Ageing"

Prof Goh Lee Gan gave a talk on "Dementia Prevention".

Mr Ng Choon Jin, CEO of Providend Centre of Financial Education gave an excellent presentation on "What if I don't have enough to retire?"

For those who simply love to shop, there were booths promoting health and wellness products, travel packages and active lifestyle grouped into four zones: Energise, Rejuvenate, Celebrate and Inspire. There was something for everyone who turned up at the expo, including generous goodie bags and lucky draws.

It's high time for Malaysia to hold its first Seniors' Active Ageing Carnival. The template is already there. Credit should go to to the organizer, Council for Third Age, for successfully putting together an event of this scale for the second year running.


foodbin said...

That was a great event. said...

Elders staying young at heart. This is good to see.