The new SilverHairsClub membership application form

We have revised our membership application procedure, Simply fill up the form below, and your application will be emailed to Admin for approval. Successful approvals will receive an email reply within one month.

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Terence Seah

Let’s rethink SHC succession

This year, we celebrate our 15th Anniversary. SilverHairsClub has been established since 2005, and we have been quietly successful through a network of Event Organisers EOs, Event Coordinators and members support who share our culture and traditions.

It’s about time we look again at succession and a new team to take the club forward. At 50, I founded the Club. Next year, I shall be 65, and will get to collect the 1st payment from my CPF. I am running out of ideas. And in reality, I don’t have so much time to spare for the club, as I intend to continue work till I die. On average, I spend about 3 days a mth in Singapore.

Every organisation needs continued succession and we need to review this from time to time.

I am now ready to hand over the club to someone or a team to take over and develop further the SilverHairsClub. My eyes will be focused on someone with SilverHairs at heart. Let’s reopen the discussion.

Terence Seah

Our heart, our home, our Singapore – Happy National Day

Dear fellow SilverHairsClub members,

All of us have seen many National Days. We participate in parades, we contribute to our nation and build Singapore to what it is today. We watch NDP celebrations on TV, at the Padang and National Stadium. We are all proud of Singapore.

On behalf of SHC, on this grand occasion, let’s wish our ourselves and our country, “Happy National Day”.

Terence Seah

The SHC Bear Hug

This is an old post. As the new year is here, we can revive the SHC best hug again. Let’s give one another the hug after our new year greeting.

In recent days, some members including myself have been doing some bear hugging; and we thought it would be a good idea to develop the SHC Bear Hug.  Whenever we meet, we can do the Bear Hug.  Here’s how it works.

  1. Both hands forward, right hand slightly higher than left hand.
  2. Smile and walk towards the other person, and give a good hug for 3-5 secs.
  3. Works for both men and women.
  4. No kissing.

You can still operate with the typical hand-shake.

Terence Seah

SilverHairsClub name tag

The SilverHairsClub name tag has the following specifications.  Please design and print your name tag yourself, and put the card into a plastic holder, which can be hung around the neck or pinned on the shirt/dress.  There is no need to standardize the design.

Every member makes their own name tag.

  • Size:  89mm x 51mm (3.5inch x 2inch)
  • Paper:  Can be of any colour or material.
  • Font size:  As bold as possible so that others can see your name from far.  Any colour, shape or design.
  • Content:  Your name.  Must have the first and last name or first, middle and last name.  No abbreviation.  Company name not allowed; except when approved as a Corporate member.
  • Members can choose any background, picture or design.

This name tag should be used at all SilverHairsClub gathering.

Have fun.

Terence Seah

More SilverHairsClub patches available

We are having the 2nd batch of SilverHairsClub patch which can be sewn on to T-shirts, caps, pants, tote bags, etc.

SHC first logo patch

SHC first logo patch

This batch design has the words “SilverHairsClub” on a black cloth background. The text is white.  The size is 2.5 cm x 8 cm.

The price of the patches as follows:

  • Without iron-on backing:
  • 1  – 10 pc at $3 each
  • 11 pcs and more at $2.80 each.
  • For no delivery charges, please collect the patches during the monthly gatherings.

If delivered and registered to your house address, please add $2.50 per local address.

More designs will be released from time to time.

Please place your orders here.

Terence Seah

Wishing all members a Merry Christmas

This is a good time to remember our good times together.  It is also a good opportunity to know how many friends we have made, since joining the SilverHairsClub, and how many we have decided to let go.

Very often, we wonder  why other people are just not nice at all.  Let’s enjoy the year-end and let’s wish our friends and fellow members a Merry Christmas.

Terence Seah

SilverHairsClub Group Leaders GL concept

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.

Terence Seah

SHC May monthly gathering, date not confirmed

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.

Terence Seah

We have just launched meetup.com/SilverHairsClub-Singapore/

SilverHairsClub.com (Singapore)

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SilverHairsClub is a social club for Singaporeans and PRs, over 45 years of age. Our objective is to provide a platform for SilverHairs to meet new and more friends.Our club …

Check out this Meetup Group →

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.

Terence Seah

Wishing every SHC member a healthy and happy Lunar New Year

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.

Terence Seah

SHC matchmakers

(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:

  1. Has been with SHC for at least a year.
  2. Is an active participant in this forum, and known to other members.

The tasks are:

  1. To take care of new members (20 new members), as assigned by the club.
  2. To assist the new members with finding their interest and participating in the activities.
  3. To constantly keep in touch with these new members.

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.

Terence Seah

SilverHairsClub facebook – SHC group administrators

Dear members,

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.

Terence Seah

Relaxation on the rule on Direct Selling

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.

Terence Seah

Join the new SHC Whatsapp groups

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.

Terence Seah

Go Wild! What can SHC do for you? Or what can you do for SHC?

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.

Terence Seah
SilverHairsClub

Keep in touch with SilverHairsClub.com on your mobilephone

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.

  • SilverHairsClub.com is self hosted in Singapore.
  • Enter your Username.
  • Enter your password. (if you have lost your password, please write to Yoon Chin at Clubadmin@silverhairsclub.com.

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.

Terence Seah

Are all the names in the SHC database still around?

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.

Terence Seah

Yangon trip Thur/Fri 20/21 Apr 2017 “Meet other Singaporean residents in Myanmar”

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.

Terence Seah

A properous and healthy Rooster year to all members

Dear fellow SilverHairsClub members,
The Rooster is here.  This bird wakes up early in the morning, way before most of us are up and running.  Sometimes, they get confused and start to crow at the wrong time of the day.  But roosters are strong birds.  Fighting cocks will jump, kick and claw, well only with another rooster.

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.

Let’s take this opportunity to wish one another “A happy, healthy and properous year ahead”.  To the many lucky members who are enjoying their retirement, let’s remember there are many other members who are still working or have to work after 67.
Look at all the elderly persons around us.  We will all be like them sometime soon.  For those who have annoyed us in 2016, let’s not hold the grudge.  Not always possible, but let’s try to forgive and forget.

And finally, if you are enjoy your Raw Fish salad, this picture and cheat sheet explanations may be useful while having Lo Hei.

Enoy the Rooster year.  Look forward to your participation in SHC.

Send your wishes to fellow members here.  We want to know you are still around.

Terence Seah
SilverHairsClub.com

EPIC 1000km KDF Millennium Ride 2017 – A Charity Event participation by Ivan Lim

Hi SHCians,

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!

Ivan Lim

To find out more details of this Charity Fundraising Event or to donate online, please go to this link:
https://give.asia/movement/epic_1000km_kdf_millennium_ride_2017_-_ivanlim_ic_man

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.

Merry Christmas to all SilverHairs

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.

Terence Seah

 

Selling investment schemes to fellow SHC members is not allowed

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.

Terence Seah

August Monthly Walk

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