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

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。

周和顺 Chew Ho Son
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。 

黄琼瑶女士
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. 

December Sharing Session B – Intro to Batik Painting (9 Dec 3.45pm)

Introduction to Batik Painting

Have you ever wondered how Batik Art was developed and how you can start creating one? Our speaker, Amita will introduce you to the world of Batik – its history and the different tools use to create Batik Painting. She will also do a short demonstration and participants can take this opportunity to try it out.

About Amita
Amita is very passionate about arts and crafts. Graduated with a diploma in 3D Character Animation, she is also well-versed in paintings using different mediums such as acrylic and oil painting, colour pencil rendering, batik painting and more. Amita has experience teaching art and craft workshops for different organisations in both Singapore and India. She currently teaches clay sculpting at Singapore Association of Mental Health and batik painting at Singapore Anglican Community Services.

Date : 9 December 2016
Time : 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 (Arena)

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

Click here to register online
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/december-sharing-session-b-intro-to-batik-painting-9-dec-345pm-tickets-29396281068

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other enquiries, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Please arrive 5 mins before class starts for registration.
If you are on the waitlist, please wait for our email/call before attending. Thank you.

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December Sharing Session A – LEARNING: What affects learning and how do we improve it? (9 Dec 2pm)

LEARNING: What affects learning and how do we improve it?

Have you ever heard of these sayings: “You are what you eat” and “you are what you do”? This is true because we are the result of our habitual behaviours. But habits are not invariant; they are often shaped by different factors such as our environment and our past experiences.

During the session, you will have a better understanding on what shapes learning, the barriers to learning and how they impact learning outcomes. The speaker will also share the different possible techniques that can help to overcome the learning barriers. There will be a discussion session and participants are encouraged to contribute their opinions.

About Dr Woo Huay Lit
Dr Woo had been an educator and researcher for more than 32 years. He had taught students at various Post-Secondary Educational Institutions and had conducted research with the Ministry of Education, National Institute of Education and Nanyang Technological University. He is now a consultant/advisor for educational institutions after his retirement.

Not only had Dr Woo given talks and presentations at both local and international conferences and workshops, he had also contributed widely in writing for journal articles, research papers and chapters for books.

Date : 9 December 2016
Time : 2pm to 3.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 (Arena)

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

Click here to register online
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/december-sharing-session-a-learning-what-affects-learning-and-how-do-we-improve-it-9-dec-2pm-tickets-29396066426

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other enquiries, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Please arrive 5 mins before class starts for registration.
If you are on the waitlist, please wait for our email/call before attending. Thank you.

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November Sharing Session 十一月分享会 B – 快乐真心画 (4 Nov 3.45pm)

十一月分享会 – B November Sharing Session B

快乐真心画

谭芸闻女士将分享她学习中国水墨画的心得与学画的好处:

 

  *   接触和认识中国传统文化,对身心和修养都会有 很受益

  *   经研究表明画画熏陶观察能力和注意力

  *   画画可以培养一个人的神韵,陶冶心情,调理身心

  *   国画讲究的是意境,讲究内涵,讲究真,善,美的表现

  *   培养“胆大细心、求真求实”的思维能力

  *   学习画画让一个人更加热爱生活,热爱大自然

谭芸闻 Fiona Tham

芸闻女士自幼就喜欢绘画。她对绘画的这份浓厚兴趣一直保留到2010年才有机会开始学习与探索。

自2012年开始,她便全心全意投入绘画的技术旅程。她积极好学也热心给各种慈善活动;同时她也把绘画的乐趣快乐的分享给对绘画有兴趣乐龄人士。

Date : 4 November 2016
Time : 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 (Arena)

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

Click here to register online
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/november-sharing-session-b-4-nov-345pm-tickets-28764660875#

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other enquiries, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Please arrive 5 mins before class starts for registration.
If you are on the waitlist, please wait for our email/call before attending. Thank you.

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November Sharing Session 十一月分享会 A – 书法与养生 (4 Nov 2pm)

十一月分享会 – A November Sharing Session A

书法与养生

中华5千年累积下来的书法艺术,经久不衰,还被称为世界艺术之宝。据说现今世上有几千万人学习书法,并且坚持不放棄,到底书法魅力在那里?书法与养生讲座将 与大家分享书法的魅力。除了传统中华文化的了解之外,将谈谈习书养生作用如:

⑴养生、养心、养气的概念;

⑵写字何以有陶冶心情、身心双修、养生保健及延年 益寿的作用; 古今书家长寿的举证。

  *   书法的魅力

  *   养生之道(养生、养心、养气的概念)

  *   生命能量 Life energy

  *   书法与养生的关係

  *   历代书家长寿,並非巧合(古今书家长寿的举证)

周和顺  Chew Ho Son

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) 。

曾参加新加坡及中国、韩国、法国等区域及国际书法比赛。作品曾在各地展出或被收藏。

Date : 4 November 2016
Time : 2pm to 3.30pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 (Arena)

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

Click here to register online
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/november-sharing-session-a-4-nov-2pm-tickets-28764388059#

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other enquiries, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Please arrive 5 mins before class starts for registration.
If you are on the waitlist, please wait for our email/call before attending. Thank you.

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October Sharing Session – My dabbling in Genealogy (21 Oct Friday 2pm)

October Sharing Session – My dabbling in Genealogy

Genealogy is the study of a person or family’s ancestral history. Mr Ng Yew Kang, the founding president of the Genealogy Society Singapore will share:

  •     His experience in discovering his family’s ancestral lineage and history; and
  •     His involvement in promoting interest amongst Singaporeans to discover and record their own family     histories.

During this session, he will also give tips on how to trace and compile your own family’s genealogy.

ABOUT MR NG YEW KANG

Born on 9 August 1940, Mr Ng graduated from the University of Singapore in 1976 and joined the Administrative Service of the Singapore Civil Service. He held various positions as Deputy Director/Director in a number of Ministries and Statutory Boards including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Defence, People’s Association and the then Ministry of Information and the Arts. He also served a short stint as the Consul General in Xiamen, China under the Ministry of Foreign Service to look after Singapore’s interest in China. After his retirement, he has been rendering community services and is also more actively involving in encouraging Singaporeans to know and preserve their roots.

Session will be in English.

Date : 21 October 2016
Time : 2pm to 4pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 (Arena)

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

Click here to register online
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/october-sharing-session-my-dabbling-in-genealogy-21-oct-friday-2pm-tickets-28679835159#

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other enquiries, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Please arrive 5 mins before class starts for registration.
If you are on the waitlist, please wait for our email/call before attending. Thank you.

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September Sharing Session 1 – Fun with English

In this session, participants will learn to:
• Use the correct tenses in speaking
• Use new vocabulary related to a party theme
• Write a short English message.
The session will be conducted in English.

预览学英语乐趣
在这预览课,参与者将学习交谈使用正确时态,知道与派对主题相关的新词语,和写一个请帖短讯。教学语言是英语。

ABOUT MRS WINNIE WONG
Winnie Wong’s passion is to help her students speak English confidently. She has taught English for more than 25 years to both students and adults privately and in the classroom. Winnie has a Diploma in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Her approach to teaching the language is to make it simple and fun using a task-based learning strategy.

关于黄溫妮
黄溫妮最想帮她的学生自信地说英语。她有 25 年以上的教英語经验,包括为中学生补习和开成人英语班。溫妮拥有 TESOL (对母语为非英语人士的英语教学)文凭。她教学的方法简单,有趣和有效。

Session will be in English.

Date : 30 September 2016
Time : 2pm to 3.45pm
Venue : 10 Square @ Orchard Central Level 10 (White Room II)

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

Click here to register online
https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/september-sharing-session-1-fun-with-english-30-sep-friday-2pm-tickets-27747162510#

Please refer to the below flyer or contact us for more information.
For other enquiries, please send us an email u3a.carol@gmail.com

Please arrive 5 mins before class starts for registration.
If you are on the waitlist, please wait for our email/call before attending. Thank you.

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