June Sharing Session ~ Prevent Osteoporosis the Natural Way 2pm

June Sharing session 19 June 2pm

Prevent Osteoporosis the Natural Way

Osteoporosis has been a growing health concern worldwide. Hip fractures in those over 50 years increased 5 times for women and 1.5 times in men from the late 1960’s to the late 90’s in Singapore.

But did you know that osteoporosis is largely preventable? Join our senior volunteer speaker David, who will share with you his own experience and journey in osteoporosis prevention through natural means.

*Note: Speaker is presenting his views through his own learning experience and is merely for information, not medical advice or instruction. Participants should consult a medical professional for any medical issues.

About Mr. David Chua
David started his career as a secondary school teacher before switching to the banking and property industry. At the age of 40, he decided to take charge of his own health and got himself certified as an Enzyme Therapist with the Transformation Enzyme Corporation (USA)*; and started his career in the health sector. Now retired and at age 70, he is proud to stay medicine-free and pain-free!

*a company that specialises in the development of high quality digestive enzymes

Date : 19 June 2017 (Monday)
Time : 2pm to 4pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 – Arena
(turn right after exit lift)

FREE ADMISSION. Feel free to invite your family and friends. 

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/june-sharing-session-prevent-osteoporosis-the-natural-way-2pm-tickets-35164037583

Faber-Castell Art Festival from 30 May to 2 June @ Marina Square

Venue : Marina Square Central Atrium 6 Raffles Boulevard Singapore 039594
Open to public 

Fee payable : $35.00 per participant  (not eligible for SkillsFuture Credit)
Nothing to bring, all materials provided by Faber-Castell.
Just ‘bring’ yourself, do include your family and friends for a fun bonding time!

All Activities at this Art Festival

Lettering Calligraphy and Creative Line Drawings

Lettering Calligraphy is an Art of decorative handwriting, added with simple lines drawing to create unique designs on greeting cards, bookmarks and book covers. Using simple repetitive lines as the form of Art Therapy to relieve stress, staying focus and inspirations. 
30 May (Tue) / 12pm $35/pax

Fun with Modelling Foam

Let’s have fun making colourful figurines! Faber-Castell Modeling Foam is a great, safe and fun way to create! Appreciate the basic principle of colours, helps to develop/enhance fine motor skills and have fun creating your own little “masterpieces”.
30 May (Tue) / 2pm $35/pax

Oil Pastels Art

Oil-based pastel crayons offer wonderful opportunities of applying both extremely intense, strong colors and delicate pastel tones. Explore blending of individual colours to create new hues.

30 May (Tue) / 4pm $35/pax

Lettering Calligraphy and Creative Line Drawings

Lettering Calligraphy is an Art of decorative handwriting, added with simple lines drawing to create unique designs on greeting cards, bookmarks and book covers. Using simple repetitive lines as the form of Art Therapy to relieve stress, staying focus and inspirations. 
31 May (Wed) / 12pm $35/pax

Finger Printing Art

Finger painting is an easy activity that has physical, creative and social benefits. This fun activity will improve/enhance fine motor skills as you create unique pictures with a personal touch. A therapeutic-express of feelings without words which focuses on the process and not finished product.

31 May (Wed) / 2pm $35/pax

Fun with Modelling Foam

Let’s have fun making colourful figurines! Faber-Castell Modeling Foam is a great, safe and fun way to create! Appreciate the basic principle of colours, helps to develop/enhance fine motor skills and have fun creating your own little “masterpieces”.

31 May (Wed) / 4pm $35/pax

Finger Printing Art

Finger painting is an easy activity that has physical, creative and social benefits. This fun activity will improve/enhance fine motor skills as you create unique pictures with a personal touch. A therapeutic-express of feelings without words which focuses on the process and not finished product.

1 Jun (Thu) / 12pm $35/pax

Creative Acrylic Painting

Painting is exciting, rewarding and you can go wild with colours! Learn the basics of acrylics on paper and develop your colour awareness. Experiment with the large range of colours and expressive brushstrokes to create your own compositions.
1 Jun (Thu) / 2pm $35/pax

Sketching Landscapes

Basic techniques of free hand sketching using two-dimensional images and how to improve sketching skills through artist’s techniques will be covered.

1 Jun (Thu) / 4pm $35/pax

Sketching Landscapes

Basic techniques of free hand sketching using two-dimensional images and how to improve sketching skills through artist’s techniques will be covered.

2 Jun (Fri) / 12pm $35/pax

My Colour Pencils Masterpiece

Learn basic drawing skills using colored pencils to explore toning, shading and rendering of colors.

2 Jun (Fri) / 4.30pm $35/pax

Get Creative with Connector Pens

Explore how you can use lines, colours and shapes to draw objects. Faber-Castell Connector Pens are brilliant colour markers and you can also make a range of great figures and models.

2 Jun (Fri) / 6.30pm $35/pax

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Open to public, all ages are welcome

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

MRT
[+] City Hall MRT Station (NS25 / EW13), and walk through CityLink Mall to reach Marina Square (turn right and get on the escalator when you see the directional signage indicating Marina Square). 
[+] Esplanade MRT Station (CC3), and access Marina Square via our basement integrated walkway – Marina Link which is located just next to Esplanade MRT Station. 
[+] Promenade MRT Station (CC4 / DT15) and walk through Millenia Walk to reach Marina Square (exit from Millenia Walk’s entrance facing Raffles Boulevard and get on the escalator to Level 2).

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email u3a.carol@gmail.com

May Sharing Session ~ Storytelling (entertainment.connection.motivation)

Sharing Session 23 May
STORYTELLING ~ entertainment. connection. motivation

Have you ever wonder how some of the people you met are better story-tellers than others? And how they actually captivate and engage their audience so well that you could visualise their stories in your mind. Knowing and applying the art of storytelling will not only strengthen your stories, but also develop the desired interest in the audience.

Join our volunteer speakers, Moses Sia and Sylvia Sim who will share about their own storytelling experiences! Moses, an educator with more than 15 years of teaching experience, will guide you through the 101 of Storytelling using of digital technology. Sylvia who has published 5 books in celebration of SG50, will talk about her own experience in putting the stories together for publication.

Note: To enjoy the learning experience, please download the app “TinyTap” prior to attending the session. Note that there is no wi-fi available at the venue.

About Moses Sia & Sylvia Sim

Moses Sia is an educator at large and a learner at heart. He spent 15 years with MOE in various roles before setting up Pauseability, an education consultancy in 2007. More recently, he headed a school in Bandung, Indonesia and in 2016, he published a book entitled Creative Cool Cat: A Guide to TIM-BUG-tool which he wrote and illustrated. He has facilitated workshops for the young and the young at heart in creativity, art, pedagogy and the use of educational technology.

Sylvia Sim started to learn how to sew at a tender age. She subsequently went on to learn nail sculpture and hairdressing, and began her career in bridal makeup. When Lupus came into her life at 25, it never deterred her spirit to continue learning and doing voluntary work. More than 10 years ago, she created her mini Saga Seed jewellery line named “Bouquet of Joys”. In celebration of SG50, Sylvia was also involved in writing 5 books (e.g. “Keeping Depression at Bay”, “Seniors – Reflections and Sharing”) under the guidance of RSVP.

Date : 23 May (Tuesday)
Time : 2pm to 5pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10
(turn right after exit lift)

FREE ADMISSION. Feel free to invite your family and friends. 

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/may-sharing-session-storytelling-entertainmentconnectionmotivation-tickets-34456422086#

April Sharing Sessions

April Sharing Session 1 ~ Reminisce Your Life Story through Guided Autobiography 2pm

April Sharing Session 1

Guided Autobiography (GAB) is a powerful, holistic and informal process through reflective learning of our own experiences. Some benefits of GAB are:

  • Preserve life stories for family and friends;
  • New insights into one’s life;
  • More acceptance of the differences among people;
  • Formation of strong friendship; and
  • Achieve developmental learning through sharing.

During the session, participants will be exploring GAB themes in groups and also have the opportunity to share and reminisce their own life stories with others.

About Thomas & Rafiz

Thomas Kuan is passionate about writing autobiographies and believes that seniors can share their experience and wisdom through their life stories. As a certified GAB Facilitator, he has been conducting Guided Autobiography (GAB) since 2010.
Rafiz M Hapipi is a certified Guided Autobiography Instructor, and holds a Master in Training and Development (with Distinction). He has many passions which include scuba diving, doing social voluntary work, repairs and builds guitars.

Date : 6 April 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 2pm to 4pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 
(turn right after exit lift)

FREE ADMISSION. Feel free to invite your family and friends. 

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/april-sharing-session-1-reminisce-your-life-story-through-guided-autobiography-2pm-tickets-33418996117

 

April Sharing Session 2

Get Creative with Origami!

Learn about the Origami Culture and its benefits! Join two passionate senior volunteers Susan and Jennifer who will share their creative Origami journeys. This 1-hour session will include a simple origami demonstration and hands-on session for all participants to enjoy! Interested parties, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/april-sharing-session-2-get-creative-with-origami-tickets-33570720930

For those who wish to learn more challenging origami can sign up online to learn to make an Origami Doll! This mini workshop will cost $7(material fees) and is limited to 12 persons only. *Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/april-sharing-session-2-i-want-to-pay-7-to-join-make-an-origami-doll-tickets-33570809194

* participants to pay $7/person on site; do note that online registration is listed as FREE to avoid online service fees. Registration is based on first-come-first-serve basis.

About Susan Goh and Jennifer Lim
As a child, Susan has been passionate about origami. She conducts origami workshops at South Central Family Centre where she actively volunteers and shares her skills and knowledge in origami to the seniors and children.

Jennifer is an arts and crafts enthusiast. She has attended art appreciation classes at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and keeps herself abreast of all kinds of crafts.  Like Susan, she also volunteers at the South Central Family Centre and shares her passion with the seniors.

Date : 13 April 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 1pm to 2pm sharing session, 2pm to 4pm mini workshop @ $7/pax
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 
(turn right after exit lift)

FREE ADMISSION. Feel free to invite your family and friends. 

 

 

April Sharing Session 3 保健养生分享会

介绍拉筋基本功与传统太极拳
Stretching Exercises & Traditional Taijiquan

拉筋是日常生活的一项简单运动。其功效显著,使身体经络疏畅,达到健身作用。这分享会将介绍拉筋的好处,认识优良传统保健法:"八段锦"和"杨式太极拳"。 太极拳为中华文化遗产,动作自然,动静兼修,使到身心放松。通过有规范训练,使身体机能自我调节、气血畅通,增强体质。

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前南洋理工大学财务处处长。(1981-2009年任职于南洋理工大学) 。获北京清华大学书法艺术高级研究课程证书。2010年开始为南洋理工大学孔子学院中华文化怡养研修课程及国际学生交流课程书法兼职导师;人民协会合格书法导师(PA Trainer) 。

Date : 28 April 2017 (Friday)
Time : 2pm to 4pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 
(turn right after exit lift)

FREE ADMISSION. Feel free to invite your family and friends. 

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/april-sharing-session-3-stretching-exercises-traditional-taijiquan-tickets-33570397964#

 

March Sharing Session

March Sharing Session A ~ Emotions 201 : Take Control or Be Controlled 21 Mar Tuesday 2pm

Emotions 201 : Take Control or Be Controlled

Emotions can be positive or negative…Are we aware of our emotions? What are some myths concerning emotions? Can we handle our emotions? During this session, we will learn to be in control of our emotions. Otherwise, our emotions will control us. We will learn 12 ways to effectively manage our emotions.

About Ms. Lilian Quek (MA in Counselling)
Lilian Quek is a registered counsellor with Singapore Association for Counselling. She has been a Counsellor with Careworks Community Services since 2014. Prior to becoming a professional counsellor, Lilian was a HR practitioner and trainer for many years. She is certified in various assessment tools such as TJTA Personality Assessment, Prepare Enrich Assessment for prepare pre-marital couples and enrich married couples, Career Direct for finding one’s life calling in career. Lilian also runs programmes for Senior Activity Centres and has also given various psychological talks to seniors in both English and Mandarin.

Date : 21 March 2017 (Tuesday)
Time : 2pm to 3.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 (Arena)
(turn right after main glass door)

FREE ADMISSION. Feel free to invite your family and friends.

 

三月分享会 March Sharing Session B ~ 音乐歌唱分享会 21 Mar Tuesday 3.30pm

三月分享会 March Sharing Session B

音乐歌唱分享会

喜欢听歌或唱歌的各界朋友可借此分享会聆听他人如何学习歌曲的故事与演唱心得,加强自我的信心。黄琼瑶女士将会以日语、华语、福建等歌曲做为这次分享会的主题、分享一些如何正确的把歌曲唱得悦耳动听。同时,她也会现场示范如何将花艺园艺和唱歌溶和在一起,怎样一瞬间让人们心情更开朗。 

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来自台湾宝岛的专业歌唱老师黄琼瑶女士, 从小就跟母亲学习日本歌曲。9岁曾在杨丽花歌仔戏团担任小童星,14岁开始在北投走唱那卡西。25岁拜一只小雨伞名作曲家黄敏老师门下学习台语歌曲。26岁担任我歌雷射伴唱音响公司业务经理一职,并创立K丅V前身包箱式卡拉OK。在1989年结朿台湾事业后,前往曰本東京学习专业演歌教学及风水花艺园艺,包裝颜色学,室内设计,企业管理等课程。也在2003年到2007年负责东凌联络所专任节目制作人,也同时教唱日、华、福建歌曲。

Date : 21 March 2017 (Tuesday)
Time : 3.30pm to 5pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 (Arena)
(turn right after main glass door)

FREE ADMISSION. Feel free to invite your family and friends. 

MeiMen in Singapore! 平甩气功 Level Arm Swing ‘Ping Shuai’ Breathing Control

Breathing Control
The key to long-term health lies in enhancing free circulation of the qi to increase stability and peace of mind. Lifelong health starts from one simple exercise – ‘Ping Shuai’

Experienced instructors will teach breathing control techniques.
Only for those who have attended Level 1 session. 

You are registering for 1 session of Level 2 – Breathing Control.
Only 1 session, trainers are fluent in English and Mandarin.

Date : 3 June 2016 – English and Mandarin Session
Time : 7pm to 8.30pm

Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10

Session Fee : $28/pax 

Email with payment details will be sent to participants upon registration, to send fee prior to workshop. 

Registration is successful only when fee is paid and thereafter, you will receive email notification.

Register Here for Level 2

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Little Draws ~ For children, senior citizens

Little Draws
For Children, Senior Citizens

Programme Overview

Learn the master-techniques that Peter Draw uses to “see” and to “Draw” portraits, including the secret technique he uses to draw the world’s largest caricature of Jackie Chan.

You will learn to “see” faces the Peter Draw way and turn what you see onto the drawing – learning how to draw eyes, nose, mouth, face, ears, hair, neck, body, hands in the simplest possible way, proven by hundreds of Little Draws. All participants can learn to draw one another, spending quality with each other through art.

Draw Good:

Master the skills of drawing under mentorship of Guinness World Record Artist & Philanthropist, Peter Draw.

Do Good:

Little Draws will then draw free portraits for each other to pay it forward with their drawings.

Putting our skills to test with familiar and new faces!

Video Link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk16o6BAvbk

About Peter Draw
Peter Draw is a Singaporean philanthropy artist whose art have touched the lives of people across Asia. His art is about making Cute, big.

Peter fell in love with drawing at the age of 3. At 6, he was kicked out of art class because he couldn’t afford the fee. At 16, he lost his late-grandfather who taught him one last lesson – our loved ones cannot wait forever for us. Hesitate and we will lose our chance to show our love forever. Since then, he has devoted the whole of his entire adult life drawing to protect children who cannot protect themselves.

For more about Peter Draw, go to https://about.me/peter.draw and www.PeterDrawStudio.com

Session will be in English.

Date : 15 June 2016
Time : 1pm to 4pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10
Fee payable : $160 per pair (senior + child)
(Senior aged 50 and above + child age 6 and above)
Class will start with minimum 6 pairs of participants.

Feel free to invite your family and friends.

Register Now

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Sharing Session in June 2016

THE JOY OF DIY

Learn how to make simple home repairs!

Hai Sin will share about his DIY experiences and his completed DIY projects. He will also demonstrate the use of different DIY basic tools and share tips on home repairs.
After this session, take a look around your home and try your hand on home repairs to better suit your needs.

If you are also an avid DIYer, share your DIY projects and tips during the session!

Advantages of being a DIYer

  • Save money in getting the project done by yourself
  • Solve problem and get a great satisfaction when the job is completed
  • Improve your home with customised improvements
  • Go Green through Repair, Reuse & Recycle

About Hai Sin
Tao Hai Sin graduated in Industrial Engineering in Australia & had worked in manufacturing organisations in Singapore & overseas. He has been interested in DIY work since his student days, and has actively pursued it as a passionate hobby over the last 20 years.
For more on Hai Sin, go to www.agelessonline.net/7477/cultivating-a-diy-culture

Session will be in English.

Register here

 

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