Video message from Dr John Beard, Director for Life Course and Ageing Department, World Health Organization, at the ComSA Forum 2017 on Friday, 18 August. Watch here.
“Age is just a number”
Tsao Foundation launches ComSA Whampoa Centre
The official opening of ComSA Whampoa Centre was held in conjunction with the ComSA Forum, titled “Joining the dots”. As a demonstration model, ComSA’s research findings and learnings are intended to contribute to planning and policy. Two panel presentations by partners from the grassroots, healthcare and social services, academe and government agencies, alongside elder and youth programme participants will be sharing the progress and implications of this ambitious and wide-ranging project.
See the detailed report and photo album of the day's event here.
Minister of Health visits ComSA, Whampoa Centre
At the official opening of the newly rebuilt Whampoa Community Club (CC) on 26 February 2017, the Minister of Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, hailed ComSA Whampoa Centre Whampoa, located at levels 2 and 3 of the CC, as as “a concrete example of the development of community care infrastructure to support our care transformation efforts – to go beyond healthcare to health, and to extend care beyond hospitals to home”.
Read Mr Gan's address here.
View the photo album of the day's event here.
BIG SWING Anniversary video
Graduants of SWING programme have been participating in our BIG SWING programme for a year! Hear what our seniors have to say about SCOPE and BIG SWING.
Uncovering the Tangible Stories of Whampoa Residents
Curating Whampoa is a community art and heritage project that seeks to collect, curate and present the rich cultural and living heritage of Whampoa through a series of thematic events organized over the two-year period. The project was launched on 16 December 2016 with the various partners and participants coming together in an intimate Sharing Session. Grassroots Advisor Mr Heng Chee How, Senior Minister of State (Prime Minister’s Office) and MP for Jalan Besar GRC (Whampoa) graced the event.
The Case for Age-Friendly Communities
The movement to create communities that are age-friendly focuses on how the economic, physical, and social environments can be improved to address not only the needs but also maximize the assets of an aging population, for the benefit of all.
The Future of Ageing: Realizing the Potential of Longevity
A report from the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging offers reflections from 21 top thought leaders, and members of the Institute's Advisory Board, on the potential created by greater longevity and the best ways to realize it.
86-year-old raises $400,000 and then gives it away.
Thirty-two years' worth of recycled newspapers and magazines -- more than nine million pounds of it -- netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need.
87-year-old Mr Booi to take part in SAFRA Singapore Bay Run
Booi Seow Kiat - the oldest member of the Singapore Armed Forces Veterans League - jogs three times a week and is planning to go the distance in the SAFRA-organised run.
Empowering Women for Life 96sec (video)
The Citi-Tsao Foundation Financial Education Programme for Mature Women helps women to manage their finances better and prepare them for financial independence in their older years. Since its launch in 2008 (and by end of 2015), the programme has empowered more than 6,000 women in Singapore, and is currently being rolled out to reach more women in 105 community clubs island-wide.