Here is an article I wrote about the SilverHairsClub as a journalist:
The SilverHairsClub: A Social Platform for Singaporeans Over 45
Singapore is known for its fast-paced and competitive society, where people often work long hours and have little time for leisure and socializing. However, there is a group of Singaporeans who are not willing to let their age or busy schedules stop them from having fun and making friends. They are the members of the SilverHairsClub, a social club for Singaporeans and PRs over 45 years old.
The SilverHairsClub was established in October 2005 by a fairy godmother who wanted to create a platform for people in her age group to meet new and more friends, share experiences and interests, and participate in various activities and events. The club is free to join and has a strict policy of no politics, religion, sex, race, direct selling & MLM. The club has more than 25 employees who help to run the club’s operations and ensure its smooth functioning.
The club has a website and a Facebook group where members can find information, updates, and announcements about the club and its activities. The club organizes monthly gatherings at different venues where members can socialize, network, and have fun. The gatherings usually have a theme or a topic of interest. For example, the September monthly gathering will be held at Big Appetite, a restaurant at Suntec City that offers a wide choice of food and seating space.
The club also organizes trips and tours to various destinations, both local and overseas. Some of the recent trips include Melaka, Kukup, JB, Penang, Ipoh, and Bangkok. The trips are designed to cater to different preferences and budgets of the members. For instance, the 3D2N Melaka, Kukup & JB shopping tour costs S$268 per person for twin sharing and includes Nonya lunch, BBQ dinner, porridge supper, sky lanterns, fireworks, fish spa, games, mahjong, karaoke, coconut milk shake, snacks, and shopping.
The club has a forum where members can post their introduction, feedback, suggestions, or queries. The forum also has categories for different topics such as travel, hobbies, health, finance, etc. The forum is a place where members can interact with each other and exchange ideas and opinions. The forum also serves as a channel for members to voice their concerns or complaints if they encounter any issues or problems with the club or its activities.
The club is always open to new members who share its vision and values. The club welcomes anyone who is over 45 years old and is a Singaporean or PR to join the club and enjoy its benefits. The club aims to provide a friendly and supportive environment for its members to enrich their lives and have fun.
If you are interested in joining the SilverHairsClub or learning more about it, you can visit their website or Facebook group. Alternatively, you can contact Terence Seah, the fairy godmother’s assistant, for more information.