Sharing n Fellowship Wednesdays in April, @ 3rd Space 2pm – 5pm

This April, we have our sharing and fellowship sessions on Wednesdays with one or more topics shared by our Friends of U 3rd Age. Below are the topics for the different sessions.

Topic of the day includes : ;
April 8  ~ QIGONG & Ping Shuai QIGONG by Thomas Kuan
April 15 ~ MANDARIN for beginners (through interactive conversations and Chinese proverbs) by Elizabeth Tai
April 22 ~ POEMS by Lee Mei Chuen
April 29 ~ RELATIONSHIP BANKING by Dexter Tai
 LLL with U 3rd Age
You are all welcome to attend. Please send me a response if you are attending any or all of the sessions so I can reserve a seat for you.
Feel free to forward to your family and friends for them to come and join us.
Venue : 3rd Space at China Square Central (Basement beside Cold Storage)
The Long Room
Time : 2.00pm – 5.00pm
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Email : u3a.carol@gmail.com / Mobile : 9781 0165
Thank you C3A for the use of the room at 3rd Space
More information on How to get there : 
THE 3RD SPACE 
18 CROSS STREET #B1-05
CHINA SQUARE CENTRAL SINGAPORE 048423

BUS SERVICE

Church Street, OCBC Centre Bus stop number: 05319 186, 530, 588, 599, 970

South Bridge Road, Opposite Hong Lim Complex Bus stop number: 05199 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 174E, 197

MRT

NE4, Chinatown MRT, Exit E

WHAT IS ACTING?

This coming October, we have Laurence Pang to share with us his pet subject, WHAT IS ACTING?
Highlights of the session includes :
~ The origin of acting
~ What is an actor
~ Different kinds of acting
~ Why would anybody want to be an actor?
~ Acting exercises and examples of acting
~ 15min Preview of upcoming production “The Big D”
Date : 7 Oct 2014, Tuesday
Time : 3 – 6pm
Venue : The Chamber 
Title of Talk : WHAT IS ACTING?
FREE ADMISSION
 
You are invited to attend, feel free to bring along your friends and family.
As seats are limited, please send me an email to confirm your attendance so I can reserve a seat for you. Do indicate to RSVP to u3a.carol@gmail.com to confirm attendance.

What-is-Acting-

Silver Writing Workshop II – Write Your Life Story

Silver Writing II

 

SILVER WRITING: WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY

Co-Presented By: The Arts House and U 3rd Age

Saturday Sessions 2pm – 5pm

16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug

6 Sep, 13 Sep, 27 Sep

4 Oct, 11 Oct

$150 (excluding S$2 ticketing charge)

$120 (Concession for Silver Writing alumnis)

Silver Writing: Write Your Life Story is an eight-week workshop for senior citizens who are interested in writing their autobiographies.

Organised by The Arts House and U 3rd Age (University of the Third Age), the weekly workshops allow participants to explore different life themes that have been influential in shaping their lives. They will write two pages on each theme at home and bring their writings to share in a small group with others also sharing their stories.

Feel free to enquire via email to u3asingapore@gmail.com / u3a.carol@gmail.com

 

SILVER WRITING:WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY  Click link to purchase tickets.
extracted from The Arts House portal

Presented by The Arts House in collaboration with U 3rd Age (University of the Third Age)

About Silver Writing: Write Your Life Story

Silver Writing: Write Your Life Story is an eight-week workshop for senior citizens who are interested in writing their autobiographies.

When writing about our lives, it is most important to see that the story is interesting. There are many things, which we have all but forgotten as things have moved on, and our living styles have changed. Most of us live fairly ordinary lives, or, put another way, most of us do not make history, but all of us have lived through periods of enormous change.

Organised by The Arts House and in collaboration with U 3rd Age (University of the Third Age), the weekly workshops allow participants to explore different life themes that have been influential in shaping their lives. They will write two pages on each theme at home and bring their writings to share in a small group. Participants will learn skills in creative writing and how to shape and structure their stories for dramatic effect.

At the end of the workshop, they will get to share their final works in a public showcase.

About the facilitator

Thomas Kuan is a trained facilitator in Guided Autobiography (GAB) Writing. He has facilitated the programme in voluntary and grass-root organisations from 2010-2012. He also facilitated The Arts House’s successfulSilver Writing programme for senior citizens in 2013. Thomas Kuan is a founder of U 3rd Age in Singapore.

Schedule (8 sessions)

Date, Time  Session 
16 Aug,
2 – 5pm
Welcome and introduction to Silver Writing: Write Your Life Story.Planning a story and creative writing exercise.Self-discovery – ‘Where Do You Start Your Story’.‘Outline of Your Life History – Major Branching Points of Life’.
23 Aug,
2 – 5pm
Group sharing on ‘Major Branching Points of your Life’.Teaching Activity: ‘Overcoming Obstacles to Writing’; writing tips.Discussion on ’Your Place in your Family’.Introduction to: ‘History of Your Family’.
30 Aug,
2 – 5pm
Group sharing on ‘History of Your Family’Teaching Activity: Memories joggers.Discussion on ‘adding depth and colour to writing your Life Story.Introduction to: History of Your Career / Major Life Work.
6 Sep,
2 – 5pm
Teaching Activity: Make your Story interesting – ‘unboring’ your life stories.Discussion: ’50 Life Story Themes’Introduction to ‘Romance – Your Life Story’.Group sharing on ‘History of Your Career /Major Life Work’.
13 Sep,
2 – 5pm
Teaching Activity: Writing Life StoriesDiscussion on: ‘Ageing and Retirement’Introduction to: ‘Health and Voluntary Work; your place in history’.Grouping sharing on: ‘Romance – Your Life Story’.
27 Sep,
2 – 5pm
Teaching Activity: Dark Times and Healing.Introduction to: Self-Discovery of Your Experiences with/or Ideas about Death & History of Your Spiritual Life and Values.Group sharing of your ‘experience and history of spiritual life’.
4 Oct,
2 – 5pm
Discussion: ‘Your Life Story Theme’Teaching Activity: The Final Words.Review of all your short write-ups, and joining the ‘dots’.
11 Oct,
2 – 5pm
Sharing your ‘Unfinished Story’.Appreciation of Group.Closure: Feedback and Certificate presentation.

 

 

Silver Monthly Meetings

Venue : The Arts House, The Council Room Level 2
Time : 3 – 6pm, Every 1st Tuesday of each month

Calendar of Topic Sharing
1 Apr (Tue) – Ba Zi by Thomas Kuan
6 May (Tue) – TCM by Elizabeth Tai
3 Jun (Tue) – Relationship Banking by Dexter Tai
1 Jul (Tue) –  Movie Screening “Go Grandriders” @ The Screening Room ; 2 – 5pm
5 Aug (Tue) – Ethics, Meaning and Spirituality by Mei Chuen @ The Living Room
2 Sep (Tue) – Life at Sea by Magdalene Boon @ The Living Room
7 Oct (Tue)
4 Nov (Tue)

We welcome all to join us for these sharing sessions, please drop us an email or sms Carol @ u3a.carol@gmail.com / 97810165 to register for the scheduled sessions. This is to prepare a conducive environment and ensure there is ample seats and meeting materials for a comfortable time.

For directions to The Arts House, please visit this link http://www.streetdirectory.com/sg/the-arts-house-at-the-old-parliament/1-old-parliament-lane-179429/413_12927.html

 

Session Highlights

Monthly-Meeting

SWA 1st Apr ~ Bazi04 SWA 1st Apr ~ Bazi03 SWA 1st Apr ~ Bazi02 SWA 1st Apr ~ Bazi01 SWA 6TH MAY ~ TCM11SWA 6TH MAY ~ TCM04

SWA 6th May ~ TCM6 SWA 6th May ~ TCM21

SWA 6TH MAY ~ TCM03

SWA 6TH MAY ~ TCM09SWA 6TH MAY ~ TCM07SWA 6TH MAY ~ TCM05SWA 6TH MAY ~ TCM10

2014-06-03 15.39.04 2014-06-03 15.53.44 2014-06-03 15.54.52 2014-06-03 16.28.00 2014-06-03 16.40.18 2014-06-03 16.57.01 2014-06-03 17.44.07 2014-06-03 18.02.05 2014-06-03 18.04.05 2014-06-03 18.10.45

Go-Grandriders

Silver Infocomm Hotspots

IDA is setting up 100 Silver Infocomm Hotspots (SIHs) to provide access to computers and internet services for senior citizens free-of-charge. The SIHs are set up at accessible locations for senior citizens island-wide such as Community Centres, Senior Citizen Connect areas or Clans and Society buildings.

Silver Infocomm Hotspot

U3A-Singapore

U3A-Singapore is a member of the U3A Asia Pacific Alliance. We currently have a small group of 20 members but growing fast, with main objectives to share the model of U3A’s community learning among senior citizens in Singapore, and to reach out to regional U3As in South East Asian Nations. We welcome friends from U3As worldwide to visit us and to share learning of their U3A activities.