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:

Course Title Format Description
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.