Learning & volunteerism
Those were the key focus for this year’s revamped 50plus 2017.
50plus 2017, the annual event for seniors, took a one-year hiatus and returned this year with a “fresh outlook” focusing on lifelong learning, volunteerism and positive ageing as some of you might have noticed. This year’s show had four key elements related to the buzzword “in” – Insightful Forums, Interesting Classes, Informative Bazaar and Inspiring Conference. The official opening was held on March 25 and was graced by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, and later there was a conference with three speakers touching on the theme of “The art and science of ageing”.
The show featured 72 forum talks ranging from looking younger, successful ageing, sleeping habit, TCM, fighting diabetes, to personal Internet and mobile security tips. During the show, seniors also had the opportunity to sign up for an array of courses on a range of topics. A special focus was placed on Interesting Classes and an Informative Bazaar. Visitors could attend “teaser” 30-minute Interesting Classes, which provided a preview of the National Silver Academy (NSA) courses and then sign up for the courses of their interest on-site at the Bazaar. If you didn’t get a chance to attend 50plus 2017, you can still check out the NSA courses that you might want to attend HERE.