HAPPY NEW YEAR 2024

Let’s Raise a Toast to the New Year

As we bid farewell to another year and eagerly await the dawn of a new one, let’s take a moment to reflect on the journey we’ve traveled.  Each passing year brings with it a collection of moments – some challenging, some joyous, and some transformative.

As the clock ticks down to midnight, wishing all members a New Year filled with hope, happiness, and the fulfillment of dreams. May you find joy in the simple pleasures, strength in adversity, and love that knows no bounds.  Here’s to a year of endless possibilities and to making each moment count.

Happy 2024 New Year!

In Loving Memory of TERENCE SEAH

Dear SHC members

It is with heavy hearts that we share the last voice message from our dear friend Terence, who recently left us. In his memory and honor, we hold onto the warmth and wisdom he shared with us.

https://silverhairsclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/AUDIO-2023-12-01-12-14-46-4.mp3

May his words continue to inspire us, and may we find solace in the memories we shared.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories in the comments below.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Maintaining a respectful and harmonious environment is crucial. We are all senior adults and should be able to do the followings:

  1. Respect: Treat fellow members with kindness and consideration.
  2. Inclusivity: Welcome and include all members, making an effort to connect with and understand one another.
  3. Positive Communication: Use respectful language and keep your body language positive – steer clear of negative words and avoid forceful words
  4. Conflict Resolution: Address conflicts or disagreements in a calm and constructive manner, seeking resolution through open dialogue.
  5. Cooperation: Collaborate and work together to create a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere for all members.
  6. Courtesy: Practice good manners and etiquette, showing appreciation for the efforts of fellow members and club event organizers.
  7. Safety: Prioritize the safety and well-being of all members
  8. Privacy: Respect the privacy of fellow members by not sharing personal information without permission.
  9. Empathy: Show empathy and compassion towards others, understanding that everyone may be dealing with unique challenges.
  10. Open-Mindedness: being non-prejudiced or tolerant.

Remember the above are the fundamental principles of living in harmony. SilverHairsClub has one main objective; and that is to provide a platform for SilverHairs to meet new and more friends.

SallyF

 

Celebrating our Founder, Terence’s 68th Birthday – 25 June 2023

Saying THANKS is a great way to celebrate someone special in our life. And we are grateful and glad to be a part of the birthday star’s life.

Recounting over the decades of shared memory since 2005 – Terence has paved the path for us seniors and gave new members the chance to interact with other members is indeed a milestone of SilverHairsClub.

Here is a video montage to help us get our memories flowing of this wonderful guy.  Do share your thoughts and once again wishes our Birthday Boy…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TERENCE

A Tribute to Terence video by Sebastian Szeto – https://www.facebook.com/1279116600/videos/567259652242151/

SallyF (SHC Admin – Post n Comment)

 

How to create a Gravatar Account

Today, during the General Meet-Up at Hillion Mall, we do have some members wanting to add their profile photos into our SHC Forum. It can be done but first you need to create a Gravatar Account and link to word press.

Here is the link on How to create a Gravatar Account? please browse through and read to understand – click HERE

if you do not understand the above, I do hope this YouTube video will be able to guide you along on How to open a Gravatar.com account so your picture shows up on WordPresshttps://youtu.be/NeJZgQpZJpQ 

FYI, Terence did post an article in 2011 on How to use Avatar Image – please browse to refresh –  https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=3655

So, let your fingers do the walking – Happy reading n browsing the link and viewing YouTube video and hopefully you will understand and know how to insert your images.

Have fun.

SallyF (SHC Admin – Post n Comment)

Registration | Participate on SilverHairsClub Forum

Dear SHC Members

Registration on SilverHairsClub Forum allows you to write a POST or a COMMENT to enable you to participate in the Forum.

For REGISTRATION | LOGIN | Forget PASSWORD – please email to Dolly Lim – dlgummy@hotmail.com

For POST | COMMENT – please email to Sally Foo – salfoongkit@gmail.com

Regards

SHC Admin

Dolly Lim | Sally Foo

 

FAQ Zoom Meeting on SHC Activities Matters

DATE:    Tuesday, 25 April 2023

TIME:    8:00pm – 9:30pm

MEETING ID: 417 852 5736

MEETING PASSCODE: shc (small letters)

Join Meeting – please include your name and DO NOT tick on *Turn off my video*

EO: Dolly Lim

A list of commonly asked questions: –

  1. How do I create an account?
  2. Where should I put my post? Or create…
  3. What do I put in the title of my post? Or what do I put in my post?
  4. Can I include screenshots or videos?
  5. Why did a moderator edit my post?

Moderators will edit posts when it’s required. If someone uses vulgarities, posts private information (like emails or passwords), or otherwise violates the guidelines, we will clean up the post.

  1. Other matters.

Please be on time and you can log in 15 mins before 8:00pm to self-intro yourself and getting the atmosphere warm up before we start.

It’s a FUN-FILLED Weekend!!!

Video courtesy of Irene Lim in SHC FB – click HERE

Yet, another successful event – Organized by our wonderful SHC Couple Jeffrey & Irene (EZ4U) on Sunday, 16 April 2023 @ Palm Bistro Café.

Do show us some support to the forum by sharing on how you have enjoyed that joyous moment, albeit hiccups on the air conditioning. Or post your wonderful photos or video taken on dancing, singing and laughter altogether.

And who knows it might inspire you to organize at least one event yourself too. Looking forward to getting to know more members!

SHC April Monthly Gathering at Palms Bistro

How Social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy

A short notice meeting arrangement at Food Republic @ Shaw House on Tuesday, 11 April 2023 – an overzealous crowd of more than 40 SHC members responded. Looking at their energetic and friendly smile – keeps them flourishing and healthy.

EO: Alice Tan | Co-EO: Christopher Tan

Let’s gather on 11/04/2023 @ 6pm to 9:30pm

HUAT ah… Abundance of Wealth and Long Life

A Combinatorial Chinese New Year Tradition – is a festive ritual that brings families, relatives and friends together to invoke wishes for year ahead. A magical moment or bonding, “tossing up good fortune” – the higher they are mixed and lifted, the more prosperity it is intended to bring.

Coupled with the loud and joyous HUAT AH!!! – this colourful tossing is a boisterous Lunar New Year highlight with each ingredient has a symbolic, auspicious phrase to be exclaimed as it is added to the platter.

Wishing all SHC Members a HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR 2023…

September 2022 Monthly Gathering

BRITISH HAINAN @ Purvis Street

23 Purvis Street #01-01, Singapore 188600

https://fb.watch/ewrsUVFDFa/ / https://fb.watch/evMUYiAdlL/

Location View of 23 Purvis Street, 188600

With the blessing of the founder, Mr Frederick Puah, we are able to clinch a super great deal of $15 nett per person – Menu as per Chef’s Choice.  Any additional orders, eg ala carte, snacks and beverages to be paid on the spot by individual.

Date/Time:- Sunday, 18 September 2022 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm (timing changed due to overwhelming business pick up)

Free seating – Limited seats of 35.

For Confirmed Attendees – Click on the link to join the What’sApp group by Howard Yong – https://chat.whatsapp.com/E41Uo0xIOHm9wF6UZ403Su

Confirmed Attendees: 

  1. Howard Yong (EO)
  2. Sally Foo (Co-EO)
  3. Dolly Lim (Treasurer)
  4. Terence Seah
  5. Jean Lim
  6. Susan CH Tan – Mia Cheong
  7. Melissa Khng
  8. Douglas Chan
  9. JoJo Wong
  10. Maria Tan
  11. Pat Oei
  12. Linda Chua
  13. Susan SW Tan
  14. Daniel Chan  Jasmine Wong
  15. Jennifer Lim
  16. Myra Chia
  17. Judy Lim
  18. Rina
  19. Birdy Loh
  20. Mega
  21. Jane Tan
  22. Caroline Gee
  23. Simon Lee
  24. Pearl Kwan
  25. Julie Ong
  26. Lydia Poh
  27. Sherry Wong Daisy Wee
  28. Marie Chong
  29. CH Teo
  30. Bobby Bok Maria Boey Thomas Loh
  31. Lee Ah Nee
  32. Explore SG MRT Winner – Vincent Hee
  33. Explore SG MRT Winner – Iris Lim
  34. Explore SG MRT Winner – Kelly Ng
  35. Explore SG MRT Winner – Sam Chua

Continue reading September 2022 Monthly Gathering

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN TO 2022

What will life with COVID-19 be like in 2022?  The coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing, complications leave questions outstanding but our life still goes on. Stay POSITIVE!

As we begin to enter the New Year 2022, I just pray that all SHCians family and friends stay healthy, happy and blessed. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

SallyF

How much do you know about DECEMBER?

The 12th and final month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian Calendar. However, did you know it was originally the 10th month of the Roman calendar until 153 BC. Hence, December comes from the Latin word decem, meaning “ten”.  Later, the months of January and February were created out of the monthless period and added to the beginning of the calendar, but December retained its name.

Born in December are considered special, according to science. They are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. Sagittarians are known to be extremely generous, idealistic, and downright hilarious.

Five (5) scientifically proven benefits of being born during the holiday season: –

  1. They are more likely to live longer – higher chances of living up to the age of 105, or even longer.
  2. They are less irritable – being born in winter months, showed fewer temper tantrums which means they are nicer people.
  3. They are pretty healthy – have a lower risk of developing major health conditions, including cardiovascular disease.
  4. They are a morning person – though there are plentiful ones born in other months, born in December tend to follow this golden rule – Early to Bed, and Early to Rise.
  5. They are Rare – it’s a fact that babies are considered rare, especially if they are born on Christmas Day, December 25, making it more special.

On behalf of SilverHairsClub – we would like to wish those SHCians born to this month a wonderful HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

PS – do drop a line or 2 to greet them a joyous month!

SallyF

Memorial Ride in Remembrance to the late Thomas Goh

Hi All

We will be organizing a memorial ride in remembrance to the late Thomas Goh.

Date : 28 Nov 2021.Sunday
Time : 0830hrs
Meeting Point: Changi Village, beside POSB ATM

We will ride in Pulau Ubin. It was Thomas Goh’s last ride with us in P. Ubin.
Please add your name to the list if you’re keen to ride in P. Ubin.
Thank you.

Group 1
1. Douglas.
2. Jasmine W
3. Melissa
4. Ronald Lam
5. Andrew Koh

Group 2
1 Malcolm Chen
2
3.
4
5

on behalf of DOUGLAS CHAN

How do I login to SilverHairsClub

** Silverhairsclub.com is our forum.

If you can’t recall how does the forum work.  Fret not!

Lost your password, we arrange to make it easy for you.

We will be conducting our 3rd training session on Sunday, 14 November from 3:00pm to 4:00pm via ZOOM.  Assist and guide you on how to change your password.

Do join us this Sunday via this link:- https://zoom.us/j/4178525736?pwd=azNDN3ZWWVVwYUhrU3dZb0RTSmR1UT09

SallyF

 

November – 2 months to Countdown

We have only 2 months left before 2021 wraps up to make way for 2022 – what a year it has been.  Singapore is shining bright this month with that extra sparkle, our streets are once again dressed to with magnificent lights and decorations, in celebration of Deepavali and Christmas.

TIME OUT – Things to do

Just to single out a few of the above instead of bottling yourself at home – of course our utmost care and concern is STAY HEALTHY n STAY SAFE.

What should I do for my birthday in November?

  • Do something on your Bucket List
  • Splurge yourself on a Treat
  • Take a day OFF whether from work or from your close ones
  • Spend the whole day doing 1 thing you haven’t had time to do

On behalf of SilverHairsClub – we would like to wish those SHCians born to this month a wonderful HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

PS – do drop a line or 2 to greet them a joyous month!

SallyF

 

NO TRICK OR TREAT THIS HALLOWEEN

Halloween is lurking just around the corner but the coronavirus pandemic and current restrictions limit us from engaging such high-risk activity especially for the young ones.

Safe things to do on Halloween at home:-

  1. Watch Halloween Movie Marathon
  2. Candy Hunts with your grandchildren – hide it around your house or backyard for them to find
  3. Hold a Zoom costume party with loved ones abroad – get dressed up and see who is the most creative youngster
  4. Decorate Halloween themed face mask
  5. Tell a ghost story – really love the Legend of the Sleepy Hollow

Many more ideas you can think of to interact with your grandchildren.

We need to slow down current community transmission which have doubled or tripled over the past weeks. Do take extra precautions to safeguard the wellbeing of our seniors as well as juniors and to seek medical attention immediately if they are unwell.

Just stay in on Halloween, let’s work together to help stop the spread of coronavirus and protect our family.

SallyF

Welcome October – Happy Birthday to all

October is the 10th month of the year; we are now in the last quarter of 2021 – let’s brace ourselves forward to fight this battle from pandemic to endemic…we have brave through almost 2 years and looks like we have to live with Covid-19 for the time being

Now, Spring is in the air – it symbolizes JOY & LOVE… Born in October are either LIBRA or SCORPIO. Libras are charming, lovable, fair and sincere whilst Scorpios are passionate, loyal and brave.

On behalf of SilverHairsClub – we would like to wish those SHCians born to this month a wonderful HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

PS – do drop a line or 2 to greet them a joyous month!

SallyF

Daily Morning Chat with our Co-Hosts in Zoom

Keep boredom at bay with our list of activities via Zoom that will keep you entertained as you stay home during this Pandemic or Endemic period.

A good start of the day – listen n chat – La Kopi or La Teh with our various Co-Host of the day and share with fellow SHCians your experience, or find something nice to complement or compliment them on.

Keeping Mindful – staying positive

Keeping safe – by now safe distancing, mask on and stay sanitized is our way of life

Keeping fit – home workout is the safest

Do join us every morning….

Meeting ID: 417 852 5736

Passcode: shc

Happy Birthday SEPTEMBER-Born

What is special about being born in September?

They are either a Virgo or a Libra, and both of these signs are regarded to be a realist – kind and selfless approach to life. They are also more sociable, harmonious and love to help those in need!

We talk a little bit more about…… VIRGOANs

Virgos are known for being gifted n “attention to detail” person.  They can be finicky and critical to a fault, call them a Clean Freak.

Librans are diplomatic balance-seekers who appreciate fairness. Intelligent n kind, always put others before themselves.

Below are the Personality Traits That Make Them Charming (in a way…)

  • Open-minded, may get anxious at times
  • Quite polite, may get bored quite easily
  • Want things to be done in their way
  • Fond of books, work hard to achieve their goals
  • Quite affectionate towards others
  • Hate wasting food

Do you see all these similarity behaviors within your friends? Well, if you do, please wish them a delightful birth month.

On behalf of SilverHairsClub……….

PS – do drop a line or 2 to greet them a joyous month!

SallyF

Celebrating NDP from our HOME

Though limitations might mean a toned-down National Day this year, there are still a variety of ways we can celebrate and show our national pride at home, be it virtual and some gathering amongst families.

However, do try to minimize the numbers in group outings and also try to keep to the restrictions set to avoid potential exposure to the virus.

For gatherings with closed ones at home – most F&B Outlets can only open for takeaway and/or delivery during this period and as for dining-in do look out for the latest announcement.

Let your fingers do the walking and explore how you can bring NDP nearer to you. Click on the link to discover more… be it, to catch the moments in person or through live broadcasts over our coloured gogglebox and online platforms – a list of activities to be engaged through out your day.

https://www.ndp.gov.sg/whatshappening/bringing-ndp-to-our-homes/

SallyF

Personality Traits of August-born That Make Them Exceptional

Those born in August are either Leos or Virgos. They are very strong people, physically and mentally, undeniably strong-willed, confident and some says proud…  Thanks to the combination of 2 great sets of personality traits.

What kind of person is your LEO friend? A passionate, warm-hearted, humorous and cheerful individual fun to be with – this “King of the Jungle” rules with self-confidence, dominant and irresistible…

Virgoans, on the other hand, do have appealing personality traits – explicitly, organized, precise and detailed-oriented. They are dependable and also practical people.  They are charismatic too but theirs is a quiet charisma.

Some said to be arrogant yet humble. Straightforward and honest – they are friends who will never sugarcoat anything and only choose those worthies of their time. And if they love you, they really do and will give you all they have.

If you have any friends in mind who fit the August bill, please do wish them a wonderful birthday month.

On behalf of SilverHairsClub – we’d like to wish all the August babies an amazing month.

PS – do drop a line or 2 to all who are celebrating their annual natal day…

SallyF

SHC Private Home Cooking Services – Part 6

Simple Beef Stew – presented by Jean Lim, Saturday, 10 July 2021 @ 10:30am

Jean is always prepping food for eg Potluck, Annual Fundraiser, church or community event.  Cooking is her PASSION… Her dish was fantastic – nothing but rave reviews and compliments throughout the event or her private home dining.

Her session covers her 4 simple ingredients cooking demo in video plus sharing and discussion with participants on What is the secret to a Good Stew?

Do view her video presentation, Jean can be reached at WhatsApp +65 9226 4911.

Today is our final session for this Zoom event.  Once again, thank you so much for your enthusiastic participation, this morning we had a marvelous response of 23 participants.  Till we meet again…

SallyF

Past LINK:-

PART 1 – https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=43356

PART 2 – https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=43607

PART 3 – https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=43697

PART 4 – https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=43756

PART 5 – https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=43846

Interesting Qualities of July-born

Those born in July are either Cancer (June 21 – July 22), a symbol of Crab OR Leo (July 23 – Aug 22), a symbol of Lion…

True or False

A lady born in July is noble, very timid and occasionally stingy.  She is good at cooking. A one in a million lady – not open to criticism – for sure you don’t really want to get near because she won’t take it.

July-born man seems to wear a frown on his forehead. Quite introverted and is indeed a family guy. Loves art and painting. Not someone whom you will consider very generous or let’s just say he is a big fan of money.

On behalf of SilverHairsClub – we’d like to wish all the July babies an amazing month.

PS – do drop a line or 2 to all who are celebrating their birthday month…HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

SallyF

SHC Private Home Cooking Services – Part 5

Grab ‘n’ Go – presented by Ms Marlene Yap, Saturday, 26 June 2021 @ 10:30am

Why Grab n Go?  Ms Marlene Yap, being a Diet Freak herself, talks about her unique offering of freshness, pictorial appeal, quick service, portable packaging, value and healthy options – another direction that is hassle-free than dine-in meals, but just as enjoyable.

Marlene’s MOTTO – Principles of healthy Eating…  Demand for Quality Ingredients!

Nowadays, consumers are more discerning than ever before.  They tend to spend more on their food if they know the finished product are made of imported ingredients, maintain ethical and ensure their meals are healthy and freshly made.  Marlene’s cooking style is fuss-free and zero wastage. She loves merging cuisine and creating fusion recipes…

Her recommendation for today – Homemade Premium XO Sauce – with an umami flavour, commonly used as an enhancer or table condiments.

Do view her video presentation, Ms Marlene Yap can be reached at WhatsApp 96795008.

Once again, calling all avid foodies, do come forward to host and share with us your specialty on Home Cooking/Dining Services…

Past LINK:-

PART 1 – https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=43356

PART 2 – https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=43607

PART 3 – https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=43697

PART 4 – https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=43756

SallyF

Loh Yew Kwong – Our SHC Pioneer – An Avid Cyclist and a Veteran too

Being our member since 2007 – A great cycling coach and influencer to our members in SHC Cycling Group.

A benevolent person, Yew Keong never fails to show his kindness and love interest in engaging anyone regardless of their age to partake in this cycling activities.  A member of Facebook Public Group “Singapore Park Connection Network, otherwise know as, SG PCN Cyclist”, currently joined hands with fellow enthusiast of 47.8K…

Do take a peek on this Straits Times review published on Sunday, 27 June 2021

https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/cycling-seven-year-old-covers-75km-in-5-hours-veteran-gives-boy-his-medal-for-amazing-feat

ST20210627_202119601467 Yong Li Xuan/ cyocbc/ Afi, 7, completed a 75.3km bike ride from Bukit Panjang to Coney Island in 5 hours. After Afi’s personal achievement was shared in a Facebook group, an experienced cyclist Loh Yew Kwong gave Afi an OCBC Ride 2021 medal to encourage him. The OCBC Cycle team has arranged for Afi and his family to meet Yew Kwong.

We do have our very own cycling group communities – jointly organized by Douglas Chan, Ronald Lam and Loh Yew Kwong on a monthly basis.  Take up this hobby as a form of exercise and have a good bonding with all passionate cyclists – Keep exploring with your Bike and who knows you might capture some beautiful scenes while cruising.

Below is the FB write-up link from a mother thanking Yew Kwong for his kind gesture…

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SGPCN/permalink/2111153992371518/

SallyF

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY – 20 June 2021

No matter what our age are – our father is our role model and the connection is wonderfully complex.  Forging a strong father-child relationship can be hard work, but the lasting bond formed can make all our effort worthwhile…

Yet, another bouts of Covid-19 cases rising – let’s make this day a stay home day and show our dad that we love him for being who he is and for all that he had done for us…  I am sure that is the greatest gift of all… gratitude and affection.

Of coz, don’t forget to say “I love you, Dad!”

SallyF

SHC Private Home Cooking Services – Part 4

Penang Heritage Hainanese Stewed Chicken – Saturday, 19 June 2021 @ 10:30am

Catherine Soon also known as Malyne Suen do have a good knowledge on Peranakan Cuisine – one of the first known fusion cuisines.  Like all foodies’ enthusiast – she stepped into the kitchen and expose to cooking at a young age.

We have an ardent audience of 15 participants this morning with Catherine Soon showcasing her Hainanese Mother-in-law passed down recipe learnt from those Hailam Ah Kor of yesteryears.  This Chicken Stew is a one pot meal – a form of comfort food that is easy enough for the whole family and a favourite to all and it can be taken on its own or with steamed rice.

Do view her video presentation to get more insights on how to prep this stew. Ms Catherine Soon can be reached on the Weekly Tuesday Zoom Peranakan & Asian Cuisine at 10:30am.

Once again, calling all avid foodies, do come forward to host and share with us your specialty on Home Cooking/Dining Services…

Past LINK:-

PART 1 – https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=43356

PART 2 – https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=43607

PART 3 – https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=43697

SallyF