Monday, December 31, 2018


What a year it was! May 9, 2018 ushered in a new era for the country. For the first time since independence in 1957, the opposition won the general elections and formed the new government. In the weeks prior to GE14, many of us attended ceramahs, fund-raising dinners and took part in rallies. Some of our members also volunteered as Polling Agents. It was well worth the effort when Pakatan Harapan won. Only time will tell if the new government can deliver on its promises. 
SeniorsAloud events 2018
For SeniorsAloud, 2018 marked our 10th anniversary. We celebrated with a fund-raising dinner on 12 October at Royal Lake Club and also published a 32-page booklet to commemorate a decade of community service and events. For me personally, as founder of SeniorsAloud community, August 2018 marked my graduation with a Master of Science in Applied Gerontology from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. I was so relieved and happy to say goodbye to research studies, assignments and deadlines!
Other event organisers that SeniorsAloud collaborated with or helped promote in 2018
We also promoted and participated in events organised by universities
The above three events (GE14, 10th anniversary dinner, my gerontology course in Sg) kept us very busy. We had to cut down on organising events. To make up for this, we collaborated with other event organisers including universities, and helped to promote their events. This ensured there were activities every month for our members. 

SeniorsAloud in the news
It's always nice to see SeniorsAloud mentioned in talks or in the media, so Thank You, Petrosains, The Star and Hire.Seniors.
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While active healthy ageing remains at the core of our community efforts, for next year we will be focusing more on productive ageing. We plan to organise skills & knowledge-based workshops that will help seniors get (re)employed or start their own business. To get our plans off the ground, we are looking for the following:
  • a centrally-located venue in KL/PJ for our events preferably within walking distance to an LRT/MRT station
  • a reliable travel agency that conducts local tours (we have a couple of trips and visits on the cards)
  • experienced and qualified instructors for IT and social media courses
Preference will be given to members of SeniorsAloud community who can provide any of the above or know someone who can. Please email us at, or contact Lily at 012-3068291.

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