Learning to draw caricature
PhotoHunt theme : What makes you happy/ Flow
On Friday, I spent an enjoyable and fulfilling day bringing several elderly friends to 50plus Expo which is the largest and most comprehensive event for baby boomers and seniors in Singapore.
Those above the age of 45 can look forward to live well and celebrate life as this exhibition promotes active living, with its focus on lifelong learning and leading a socially active lifestyle to remain connected to society.
Learning how to make ice-cream
Centering on three focus area - Learn, Connect, Engage - visitors can check for the latest travel packages, products and services catering to the silver market, educational forum talks on topics close to their heart, entertaining stage programmes and activities, lucky draws and more!
We registered and were eligible for a Bonus Lucky Draw. We each received a goodie bag too. :)
My group learnt how to make healthy ice-cream, draw funny faces and even tried doing the Zumba. It was very fun and all these activities are free.
We befriended many active seniors who are volunteers in many non-profit organisations. I am awed by the boundless energy of these elderly volunteers, some of them are well above 60 years old. They have been up since early morning but they did not look tired, instead their faces were radiating with happiness.
A group of elderly volunteers performed a skit. My friends enjoyed it very much and laughed heartily at the funny lines spoken in dialects that are familiar to them.
We all took a simple bone density test. I was dismayed that I am in the high-risk group. The nurse advised me to drink 2 glasses of milk and exercise daily.
Packed, we could only watch through the glass panels -_-
There is a series of educational and informative forum talks on topics an active ager cares most about. The first 70 persons attending per session will receive a goodie bag. As there are limited seats per session, available on a first-come-first-served basis, we did not manage to attend any. -_-
The exhibition hall was packed with visitors. There was a constant flow of participants in every course and talk. Expect more visitors during the weekend, do go early to reserve a seat for your preferred activity.
50plus Expo 2013
Singapore Expo Hall 6
22 to 24 March 2013 (Friday to Sunday), 11am to 9pm daily