50plus Expo – Overwhelming response to SG50 Courses by SACE
This Expo, hosted by the Council for Third Age (C3A), is the largest annual event for seniors in Singapore offering a wealth of activities and products for seniors to live well. The Guest-of-Honour was Dr Amy Khor, Minister-of-Stae for Health.
SACE participated as a supporting partner organisation and promoted the following SG50 lifelong learning courses for seniors:
|Art Appreciation Journey||Talks & visits||Takes participants on a journey which will expose them to the various artistic works and achievements including visits, talks and discussions.|
|Starting a Small Business (Café)||Seminar||Specially intended for retirees, this course will provide participants with the know-how and professional skills to start a small business and be their own boss.|
|Video Stories||Workshop||Participant will learn to extract photos and video footages or take new ones, script, edit and produce a short video to tell a story of a life episode, an event, etc.|
|Adventures with People||Workshop||A totally experiential course, participants will engage in fun and interesting exercises and projects, in pairs as well as in groups, and through these learn new ways of relating with others.|
|Rewriting Life Scripts||Workshop||Participants will script their past life and, in consultation with course facilitator and group members, redesign and implement their new scripts.|
|Applied Psychology for Third Agers||Seminar/Workshop||Covers the following 5 parts: 1. Brain and behavior 2. The individual 3. Interpersonal relationships 4.Group dynamics 5.Self & society.|
|Qi Gong Meditation Techniques||Demo & Practices||Participants will learn Qi Gong Meditation techniques, well developed over the centuries, to induce a physiological response that enhances personal relaxation, peace and well-being.|
|Mindfulness for Well-Being||Workshop||Participants will learn how mindfulness, stemming from traditional Eastern practices and more recent Western studies could powerfully enhance personal self-awareness and performance.|
The response was simply overwhelming and resulted in long waiting lists for all the courses.