On behalf of the SilverHairsClub, we wish all members and Singaporeans another proud day to remember, Our National Day.
On behalf of the SilverHairsClub, we wish all members and Singaporeans another proud day to remember, Our National Day.
SilverHairsClub has numerous small groups. When members meet members, and they click, a group is formed. The numbers in the group varies, and this depends on common interests.
SilverHairsClub supports the formation of small groups by Group Leaders GL. Each group has its own outings, its own chatgroup and its own interests. GLs updates their group on the SHC monthly gathering.
As I am unable to chat with members directly, the Group Leaders GL concept works very well for me and the Club. So, if you have a small group formed, plse contact me. Usually, your name will be tagged with the letter GL.
Group leaders GL stand up very well. They keep their group informed of Club activities, gather participation and has direct Whatsapp communication with me. GL do get direct updates from me and usually I do sought their comments and suggestions.
Join the monthly gatherings or interest groups, and you are on the way to becoming a SHC Group Leader GL. Find your interest and join a group,
SilverHairsClub’s objective is to provide a platform for SilverHairs to meet new and more friends.
On this festive occasion, on behalf our the Club,our best wishes to all our Malay members and friends.
I am looking for one or two members to manage our twitter and Instagram account.
If you have experience using either of this social media platform, and would like to help the Club expand via other social media platforms, please contact me at Whatsapp +6594894360.
We can have the May monthly gathering if a member raises his/her hand to be the EO. I won’t be available in May and June 2018.
If you have not been an Event Organiser for the monthly gathering, plse give it a good, as all members are expected to organise at least one event for the club.
One option is SilverHairsClub invites outside organisers to handle the monthly gathering. I would assume there will be an organising fee, if we are unable to organise the event ourselves. I hope members would make effort to be an EO, as the Club has expenses, and this is one way to keep the club going. We would therefore no need to hire external organisers.
Look forward to your suport.
SHC is taking one more step to expand its membership. Through Meetup, we are looking at new members, as young as 45. Membership is free; and the same club rules apply. All applicants for SHC membership will go through our normal procedures.
Currently, we have Andrew Koh leading and managing the SHC facebook channel. Before the end of 2018, I shall be looking out for one or two members to head the SHC meetup channel meetup.com/SilverHairsClub-Singapore/.
For your initial announcement.
Dear fellow members,
Soon, the Lunar New Year is here. On behalf of the SilverHairsClub, I wish one and all members an enjoyable family reunion and a healthy happy year ahead.
For those who are going up to KL, here”s a video clip to cheer in the festive mood.
Do share with us what you will be doing over this season. And take this opportunity to send our best wishes.
(This Post and idea were conceived and written on Nov 2010, 7 years ago. I must admit we had limited but natural organic success,
SHCians who have been with the club for a number of years will know that we have always been on the lookout for matchmakers. To avoid misunderstanding, the role was create with no intention to match-make boys with girls, or vice versa.
I had used this role name in the club to facilitiate the match making of members with similar interests. For example, a new member has joined the club, and is interested to find other friends with interests in tree climbing. Well, the match-maker will then look around his/her contacts in the club and introduce the like-minded members together.
The criteria to be a Match-mater are:
The tasks are:
So, if you are keen to take up this role, please raise your hand. I will then be in touch with you; and you will be assigned new members. Initially, I am looking for 5 match makers.
On behalf of the SilverHairsClub, fellow members and supporting committee committee members, let’s look forward to many more years of friendship and togetherness. You are part of the effort to make SHC a successful Club for seniors in Singapore. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Not that I had lost my memories, but recently I vaguely remembered we had a SilverHairsClub facebook page. It is callee SHC group.
Some years ago, i had asked Andrew Koh to initiate and administer the SilverHairsClub Facebook. Together with Douglas Chan, both of them have brought our facebook page to what it is today. In fact, I had almost forgotten about it until recently.
Andrew Koh and Douglas Chan both joined SHC in Jan 2007. I am glad to have Andrew be the co-administrator for our Facebook. Facebook has a different social media structure; It is open to eligible SHC members. If you wish to join the Facebook, please register your interest here. The administrators will pick up from here.
Hi all members
All have been waiting impatiently and eagerly to watch the videos
The One Night in JB video is out. Please click to the link to enjoy watching from you tube
No comment. Just enjoy watching happily
Apologise for the delay
One of SilverHairsClub rules is No Direct Selling activities. The Club has now decided to relax this ruling, in support of active members interests and hobbies.
1. Active Club Members may now sell and promote products which are personally made to other members. Examples include: Arts & crafts, kueh2, food, jams, balms, plants, furniture and electronic items.
2. Active Club Members may also offer chargeable personal services eg repair services, animal care, aged care, child care, concierge services, guide services, dancing training, events organising and house work.
3. Corporate products, network marketing, MLM and house items are not permitted. External organisations and corporate items are treated as paid advertising. Plse contact admin@SilverHairsClub.com.
4. Only Active Club members are allowed to participate in this program. Non-active members won’t be allowed.
5. Currently, this program is free to use to approved members. Approved products and services will receive a “Supported by SilverHairsClub” letter from the Club. SilverHairsClub may withdraw this support, if the member misuse this program. Members are wholly responsible for their products and services.
Due to increasing popularity and convenience of Whatsapp, SilverHairsClub will launch a number of Whatsapp groups for the convenience of members with focused interests. I shall initiate the startup of these groups, and shall generally be a non-participating admin for as long as the group is still active. Open to SHC members only.
If you wish to join the groups, please read and observe the follow rules.
1. No pushing of URL. This include videos and pictures.
2. No Greetings eg Good Morning without anything else to say.
3. Pictures and messages must be focused on the subject. Total number of pictures and message: 3 max per day. Some groups may not allow pictures.
4. No advertising, invitations to unrelated events.
5. No Copy and Paste from any source. Conversation text best.
6. Anti social behavior eg personal attacks, persistent queries, frequent arguments not accepted.
If you break the rules:
First time: Unaccepted messages will be flagged with a * by Admin.
Second time: Admin will give u a second * and will remove your name from the Whatsapp group. You can request to rejoin the group after 60 days or as group allows.
We shall start with the following groups.
1. Cooking – receipes, invitations to cooking session
2. Online trading – equities only.
3. Online e-commerce – today’s changing trend which we cannot ignore (closed).
4. Short term stay in Chiangmai
5. Living in JB – where to eat, shop, live, finding friends to go JB together.
6. Gardening – plants, flowers and vegetables in your house or gardens.
7. Music, cinema and TV dramas – share your love for music. Going cinema and concerts together. (Closed)
8. Free for all – any topic except race, religion, politics, MLM and direct selling. Good for those who cannot sleep, interest in current affairs. The same rules apply.
Medical & Sickness
9a. SHC Men’s Health (closed)
9b. SHC Ladies Health (closed)
9c. Dementia with family members (closed)
9c. Dementia with family members. (closed)
Some of our family members have Dementia. Some of us employ a helper and some of us are dimentia caregivers ourselves. Soonerof later, we may develop Dementia. This group aims to enable fellow members to share our experience with Dementia.
10a. SHC Grannies and Grandpas. (closed)
For members who are busy with grandchildren, how to manage these young kids in today’s modern generation. Grand kids, Primary 6, tots and below.
10b. SHC mothers and fathers )closed)
whose children are no longer teens. Share what your kids and young adults are going through. Seek common grounds to chat, helping with interests, jobs opportunities or finding friends with other members’ young adults.
For travel, makan and dancing, I shall leave this to the different group admin. More topics may be added. Watch this space.
We will start the chat groups, after 10 members have signed up. Let me know which chatgroup you would like to join. Whatsapp +65 9489 4360.
SilverHairsClub started in 2005. When you first join SHC, the Club had only one objective, and that is to provide a platform for you to find and meet friends. Today, the objective remains unchanged.
Many members have found new friends and form small groups. Many go travel together, have tea and meals regularly, and go social dancing together. Some go for exercises and walks together. If not for these outings, many are happy to chit chat.
But more than 95% of SilverHairsClub members are inactive. You may be one of them. The Club likes to bring you out, and come together as seniors, over 45. While we are aware you may be busy working or looking after tiny-tots. You may also not like too much socialising or you may find the activities not suitable to your like. Or is your non-participation because we have more lady participation than men.
Well, take a step and Go Wild. You maybe exploring retirement possibilities, a part time job or some things to keep you busy. Perhaps, exploring online ecommerce where u can be anywhere and still enjoy some income to keep up with today’s modern kids.
Or fishing, golfing, camping, a wild BBQ, listening to music or reading a book.
You definitely have some ideas, that’s why you join SilverHairsClub, a club for over 45s. But if your goal is to relax and do nothing, do share with us too.
Tell us what we can do for you as a Club. You can also share what you can do for the Club. You can share on the forum or you can whatsapp me at +65 9489-4360. And the wilder, the better.
Write to us today. We look forward to hear from you.
Today, most of us have moved our social communications from desktop to the mobile phone. You too can conveniently follow what happening in SHC on your phone. This platform is intended for Singaporeans, over 45, to meet new and more friends.
From playstore or Google Play, search the App “WordPress”. It has a big W. Install it.
You can organise your own activities and invite fellow members to join you. If the event is strictly for SHC member, you are the Event Organiser or EO. If the event includes non-members, you are the Event Cordinator or EC.
You can start a topic of interests, and invite participation. If you do not follow up on your Post or topic, you may be restricted from future posting.
When a Post or topic is up, you can reply the author as a comment, and the author will also get an email from you automatically.
One picture can be inserted at any one time. Authors can insert URL and telephone number, but such posts and comments will go into a moderation queue first.
The SilverHairsClub.com is tracked round the clock for words and discussions on religion, politics, race, direct selling and MLM.
Honestly, I dont know. I just know there are 6200 names in our email database. When we send out email updates, and if the email is returned, we strike off the name. This is how we keep the email database clean, meaning the email address is LIVE.
We have about 2,400 members in our Whatsapp database. Whatsapp does not have a way to tell if the person is still live. But each month, we sent out updates to about 2,400 members.
In our telephone database we have more than 7,000 members. Once in a while, we send out short SMS updates to members who are on this database. The club does not call via phone calls to members. Responses from sms are very good, and out of the 7,000, approx 1,000 members will reponse. Unfortunately, SMS are an expensive commuication method.
Trump is a Twitter. SHC does not use a Twitter account to reach out to members.
Today, we aim to update our membership list again. A Whatsapp msg was sent out this morning. It basically says, please acknowledge so that we know you are still around. So, if you did not receive a Whatsapp msg from the club today, it means we do not have your contact. Please let your friends know they can update SHC by sending a msg to +65 9489 4360.
Thank you to AndrewK, Yoon Chin and SamG for alerting me that our SilverHairsClub.com was down this morning. We had been hacked. Our hosting support company was alerted this morning; and they managed to restore our domain this evening.
Thank you very much.
The Club has done a few trips to Myanmar, in particular to its ccommercial capital Yangon. Today, Singaporeans do not need a visa to enter Myanmar.
Many Singaporeans live in Yangon; they are either doing their own businesses or working for large companies. As Myanmar expands and opens itself to the world, many seek opportunities in a country that was once cut off from the outside world. ATMs and credit cards have since popped up in most parts of Yangon. There are more entertainment spots. More and more cars are being imported. International schools, with one being run by a Singapore have established themselves well. Many restaurants chains which you are familiar with in Singapore and the region are doing well, with a growing working class. Myanmar has a sizeable rich and well to do consumers.
The Singapore name is well established and sort after in Myanmar. Many Singaporeans have done well in various positions and businesses in the country. SHC members have asked to do another trip to Yangon as a club. This time, we shall do a trip but it wont be a tourist trip. You can easily plan a trip with a travel agent. I have allocated two days 20 and 21 April 2017 to meet resident Singaporeans and families who have been residing in Myanmar for many years. We will likely have lunch, dinner or breakfast. Yu can mingle with them, and find out more about living in Myanmar, their experience and the opportunities in this up and coming nation.
To keep simple, all participants book and pay their own airfares, and book their own hotels. You may go earlier and you may leave later, but the dates are 20 and 21 Apr 2017. You organise your own airport transfers.
Resident Singaporeans will be invited, and we will pay for their meals. Cost likely to be double or in some cases, triple our share.
If you are interested to join this “Meet fellow Singaporeans in Myanmar”, please indicate your name here. You may post here requests here.
I have rarely seen an old Rooster. They always walk tall and upright. They dont hunch, or limp. The feathers are always bright and colourful. So nice, if we can all be like roosters when we get older.
And finally, if you are enjoy your Raw Fish salad, this picture and cheat sheet explanations may be useful while having Lo Hei.
Send your wishes to fellow members here. We want to know you are still around.
A charity ride a year helps keep the doctors away…
Hahahaaa! No lah! It’s just my coined saying only.
But seriously, for 2017, I am back to the EPIC 1000km Charity Ride.
Had a shoulder injury (non-cycling related) in late 2015 and had to drop out of the EPIC 2016 Charity Ride in January last year.
Like my previous efforts with the EPIC Cyclists, do note that for every SGD10/- of contributions you make through my profile for this EPIC 1000KM Charity Ride 2017, I will pledge SGD1/- from my own pocket, up to a maximum of SGD500/- …… just doing my $$$ part too and giving forward.
Hope to count on your support again! TQ in advance!
Lastly, wishing all SHCians, A Healthy, Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year 2017!
To find out more details of this Charity Fundraising Event or to donate online, please go to this link:
For other details/queries and/or off-line donations in Cash or Cheques, please let me know by commenting here. Will try my best to answer them.
Dear fellow SHC members,
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, But, the very next day, you gave it away. This year, I shall give it to someone special. Merry Christmas. Indeed, time flies. Soon,, 2016 will go and a new year begins, 2017.
Some of us were members of SHC 10 years ago. Today, many of us have made new and close friends, some very special. We hope you will bring more members to the Club, and grow the SilverHairsClub.
Share your thoughts of the season to fellow SilverHairs.
It has come to my attention that some members of the Club are offering investment schemes to fellow members. These members attend Club events and try to convince fellow members the benefits and rewards from investing in these schemes.
I am also aware that these members have misrepresented themselves as founding members of SilverHairsClub. SHC has been around for the last 11 years and founding members are well documented in the Club history.
This post serves to inform fellow members and those who are offering investment schemes that SHC does not allow the selling of these services in Club gatherings.
If it should come to my attention again that these members continue to sell investment products or schemes within Club activities, the member involved will be taken off the Club membership immediately.
Please do take note. SHC will continue to serve as a platform for SilverHairs to meet and make new friends.
AUGUST MONTHLY WALK – Geylang Canal/River Walk
Date: Saturday 6th August 2016
Meeting Place : Paya Lebar mrt (mrt exit near control station)
Time: : 4.30pm sharp
Duration: 2.15 hours
Distance: 4.5 km flat terrain
ECs for this walk : Alice Seah and Charles Wee
A leisurely walk alongside the Geylang River waterways on paved park connectors.
The Walk ends at Kallang Sports Stadium where there are eateries at the adjoining Kallang Wave Mall. Stadium MRT is just next door making it very convenient for transportation back to home.
Bring water, cap, umbrellas and wear comfortable walking shoes.
This is an excellent opportunity for new members to meet up with existing members to interact and know each other better.
Our Walk Team ECs: Christina CL Chan, Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Serene Low, Alice Seah and Azhari Cuttilan
Hi SHCians, pls lend a hand…TQ!
On 26th to 28th August 2016, I will be cycling a distance of about 250km from Malacca to Singapore to raise fund for a registered charity organization, Sunlove Abode for Intellectually Infirmed Ltd.
This is my first time participating in this particular charity ride. The aim is to provide monthly food rations worth S$70/- or monthly breakfast rations of S$25/- for needy residents living in 1 room flats in Chai Chee, Hougang and Marsiling. 100% of the funds raised will be use to help them as all cost of this event is covered by us, the volunteers.
Please join me in making a difference. No amount is too small. To make a monetary donation, please click on the following link. Donations of S$25/- and above qualifies for tax deduction. To facilitate this, provide your official name, address, tel and tax reference (NRIC/FIN/UEN).
Or you can share out on your FB timeline etc using the below link:
Looking forward to your support. Thank you again!
(Note: Terence Seah had asked that I post this Charity Fund Raising Event on SHC Website.)
This itinerary has been revised close to 10 times in the last 2 weeks to suit the SHC community. I have also listed the Difficulty Levels. I planned the entire itinerary.
For those who are interested, please register by this Saturday, 9 Jan if possible. If you are keen, but need more time, do let me know else we will close the registration.
If you are interested, please register by replying to this post or personal message (pm) me. If the itinerary is too small for reading, press the Ctrl key and the + sign key simultaneously to enlarge. Press the Ctrl key and the – sign key simultaneously to reduce.
Moon Wong (EC)
1. Moon Wong
2. Jane Chua
3. Ann Giri
4. Andrew Yeung
5. Daisy Phua
7. Pauline Chew
8. Johnny Pow
9. Annie Pow
We will be taking the system down from now to tomorrow moring. Sorry, for the last min announcement. The cockcroaches have invaded the nest.
We have tried different committee concepts to run SHC. We learn what works and what fails. But, we should not give up, even though we had failed in the past. I still think it is better to have a committee to run the SilverHairsClub. Personally, I do not prefer the status quo situation. So, I will try again. One concept which will not change is that members can continue to organise activities for other members, as EOs or ECs.
The new committee will come from our general membership. For the first year, the chairman will be me. Haha, I am no retired general, maybe a retired fisherman. If you like to join the committee, please whatsapp to me at +65 9489 4360.
Some points which I have learnt over the last 10 years from Club members are:
If you would like to develop a future for SHC, and are interested to make our objective work, I would to invite you to join the new SHC committee. Our objective is to provide a platform for SilverHairs to meet new and more friends. I would like to extend this platform, but let’s discuss within the committee.
I look forward to hearing from you. +65 9489 4360.
This month, we were planning to have the SHC monthly gathering with Ann Giri as the EO. Unfortunately, she has indicated she has no experience organising the monthly gathering. Looks like the Sept monthly gathering is off.
I am not sure about future monthly gatherings. A few things go on in my mind.
What do you think?
Hi fellow members,
We will have a system upgrade on Sun 30 Aug 2015. This upgrade will clear some bugs; and will incorporate new changes. I am not sure what these changes are; but the improvements have been incorporated from feedback from all over the world.
We should completed the upgrade by 1 Sep 2015. Look forward to your feedback.