I realise that I have been losing energy and feeling breathless last one year. Late last year, TTSH docs advised me to be prepared for water dialysis. Sounds like an exciting adventure and stage of my life.
Last Monday, I was admitted to TTSH for suspected fever and infection. The hospital also drew 2 kg of water making my weight now 72kg, instead of 75kg when I arrived.
Well, today the advice is to start blood dialysis quickly today.
I have been getting queries from members. And in order not to have bits and pieces of information from diff sources, I shall update this Post regularly.
I am fine mentally. SHC will move on, We are making arrangements to plan forward next 5-10 years. I am glad to have very strong support from Jean Lim. And the many members, pioneer and newer, who believe in the SHC objective. Tq.
I guess the moment you have a mobilephone, you will notice an App called “Playstore’. There are so many Apps, sometimes different versions.
Howard Yong plays around with different Apps. He is very talented when it comes to mobile devices. For the benefit of seniors, he will be conducting live zoom sessions on how to use certain Apps. He will put up a program schedule, so keep track of learning sessions.
There is no limit to the number of Apps eg Singpass, Maps, Grab, polyclinic appointment, weather forecast, MeWatch, etc.
All sessions are recorded live and available on YouTube for review.
Day/time: Thurs 10.30 am, starting 3 Jun 2021.
If u wish to be reminded, RSVP “Mobile Apps” whatsapp 9489 4360.
Feel free to ask Howard here. He can be very funny. You can also suggest Apps commonly used by seniors.
Thank you Howard for volunteering to conduct this session.
Having a headache, a stomach ache or a flu may be easily cured after visiting the GP.
At our age, what does it mean when we are striked with a major sickness. We turn to our hospitals. There is excitement. Will we ever be cured? How do we overcome the costs of medication, doctor visits and hospital stays. What medication or treatment do we go through?
I am a diabetic for 20 plus years. I thought medication, diet and exercise would help or cure. But recently, my TTSH doctor told me I have to undergo dialysis. So, I am looking forward.
Unfortunately I didnt have the experience to slow kidney failure. I felt I should have started a diabetic support group for members who are diabetic. This group is not for advisors.
I have allocated every 1st Thur 2100 – 2200 hrs for diabetics to gather together. Join us from your home on Zoom. If u are diabetic, rsvp “Diabetic”.
Fyi, 2nd wk Thur 2100 hr High BP, Stroke, hypertension.
3rd wk Thur 2100 hr Cancer.
4th wk Dementia and Parkinson.
Closing date for RSVP 10 May 2021. Zoom link will be sent after.
EO Jean Lim. Recording is for the benefit of members unable to attend or who have sick relatives.
Many SHC members are into cooking and baking. They cook tasty dishes and desserts while others bake aromatic nonya cakes, kueh2 and bread. As an extension of our Yummy yummy and cooking programs, we hope to make available home cooking to fellow members.
To start, step 1, we will collate a group of members, who cook at HOME and are ready to sell to other members. We will start with 10 interested members.
This program is meant for homecooked food, not for commercial businesses. Participants advertise their dishes, determine price, collect payment and organise deliveries.
In step 2, we open this home cooking service to other SHC members. Members can order directly to the chefs or bakers, pay direct and arrange deliveries.
To participate in step 1, plse whatsapp 9489 4360, indicating cooking or baking interest. There is no fee. Closing date: once 10 participating members reached .
BTO Flats, for Seniors, was presented by Jasmine Wong, on Sat 20 Mar 2021 9pm on SHC Zoom. For members who missed the session, below is the LIVE record. JasmineW is the EO for Monday Lunchchat. Got any queries about the presentation, join her at 1pm. Sign in to Zoom for free. Zoom details:
SilverHairsClub has many walkers, in different corners in Singapore. If you like to find other walking kakies, Whatsapp text 9489 4360 “RSVP Walking”. We will connect you with one another. Closing date: 20 Mar 2021.
We hope you can find other walkers, with your preferred dates, time, location and walk pace preference. Feel free to lead a group or join other groups.
Zonal hawker centres is a new SilverHairsClub program to enable you to meet old and new friends. From members’ feedback, we have collated the first 10 favourite and nearby hawker centres, near the MRT.
If you like to join one (1) Zonal Hawker Centre group, we will connect you with other members’s favourite or nearby hawker centre.
Zonal Bedok hawker centre
Zonal Bendemeer hawker centre
Zonal Bugis waterloo street
Zonal Clementi hawker market
Zonal Chinatown complex market
Zonal Commonwealth food centre
Zonal Fok Hai Food centre
Zonal Redhill market
Zonal Pasir Panjang hawker centre
Zonal Tanglin Halt hawker centre
Eg, simply whatsapp text 9489 4360 RSVP “3” to join Zonal Hawker Centre Bugis Waterloo Street.
Whatsapp is widely used by Singaporeans. Today, Facebook has bought over Whatsapp. A new app “Signal” is here, with more than 10m users. And it works like Whatsapp.
What does this mean? Will our personal data be secure? Will we have to pay for whatsapp soon? How to use Signal? How to transfer Whatsapp contacts and messages to Signal?
I am no expert in Signal. But as SHC members, we can share how to use Signal and what these changes mean to us.
Tonight we have a Zoom session to share this new App Signal.
No entry after 9.05 pm. Whatsapp RSVP “Signal” to 9489 4360.
Venue: SHC Zoom. ID 714 852 5738. For password, check with your group leader. Date:. Sat 16 Jan 2021. Registration starts: 8.45 pm. First and Last name, mic and video required for participation. Session starts: 9.00 pm sharp. Session ends: 10 30 pm.
1. SHC Treasure Hunt is planned as a monthly event. Its objectives are:
A. Encourage team building, in line with SHC objective of providing a platform for Sporeans over 45 to meet friends.
B. Encourage walking as a form of exercise.
2. Details: A. Open to SHC members only. B. Participants in groups of 2 or 4. C. Dates: Sat 28 Nov, Sun 29 Nov or Mon 30 Nov. Your choice of 3 days. D. Time: 8am to 8 pm. Your choice. You can start any time. E. There are 10 items eg lamp post, POI, signs, plants, etc.
3. Procedure: A. All items found must include a picture of at least 1 team member. B. The 1st item must show all 2 or 4 members. The time received by the judge is your start time. C. The last 10th item is the ending time. Here, total time is calculated. The last item must show 2 or 4 members of the team. D. Every item is unique eg lamp post number. E. Team leader, plse whatsapp 9489 4360 rsvp with number of people and text “Treasure Hunt 2 or 4”.
4. Winner: A. Shortest total time. B. All 10 items must be photo’d and whatsapp to the judge, continuously item by item. C. Results: Tue noon. D. Prize: a of refreshing drink to be shared by team. E. Judges will be announced soon. They will track the items and photos from home. F. For clarification, come join Zoom morning breakfast 7.30 am or Lunch chat 1pm.
Sally Foo is now appointed Admin of SilverHairsClub.com. In this role, Sally approves all new members of this Club forum.
All new forum members start as subscribers. at this stage, the new forum member can read all Posts and Pages.
The admin will then upgrade subscribers to Contributors who can write Posts and comments. This is important to Event Organisers EOs or Event Coordinators ECs so that announcements can be made.
Members can register for a new profile and password, by yourself. from time to time, training may be provided by Admin on Zoom. You are invited to join to learn. EOs or ECs are invited to contact Sally directly, for tights upgrades.
For members who have considered spending time in JB, we are forming a group to get to know one another and prepare to live and age together as a community in JB.
Conditions for joining the discussion.
1. Stay on Rented properties, house or condo. on a 1-year rental commitment.
2. Rental cost of one room – SGD 4000 per year. Exclude rental deposit, food and transport.
3. Members decide share or single, how many rooms per property and who are their housemates.
4. We aim to enjoy and benefit from living together as a community – security, safety, food, fellow assistance, friendship economy of scale.
5. Due to Covid travel restrictions, we may be able to start this ‘Ageing together in JB” community in mid 2021. Meantime, let’s discuss, get to know our community better, very important, and prepare to kickstart our plans .
6. To join the regular Zoom discussion, RSVP “Ageing together in JB” via WhatsApp 9489-4360. Club will then send you a zoom link.
This program is available on SHC Zoom. This is a discussion group for members to brainstorm their ideas, with the aim to start a business. Having an income, part time or full time during retirement brings joy and meaning.
During retirement, a dollar out will never return, The extra income enables one to travel, to spend on that expensive meal and give a treat to that special someone.
Entrepreneurship program is now set for every Sun 10am to 11am. Breakout rooms are available for private discussions.
Thank you very much to the members who have taken time to practise for the Getai event on SHC Zoom. We are unable to have a real life event, and as such, we have to entertain ourselves on Zoom.
We have now set the date for Getai event. Fri Sep 11 from 5.30 to 7pm. This session replaces our regular Fri Happy Hour.
Confirmed singing participants are Sally Foo, Cheryl Tiong, Vincent Hee, Sally Tan, Lilian/David Ong, Barbara Ong and June Peh.
Our Getai entertainers will be singing 3 songs consecutively. Music source is up to the singers, and played by the singer only. The focus will be on entertainment, and all members are encouraged to sing along, although you will be muted.
The entire program is recorded LIVE and featured in Youtube and the Club website.
Other details are still being worked on. We will have audience participation too. To participate in the audience, and win a prize, please RSVP whatsapp 9489-4360 GETAI .
Late Birds is a late night program, especially for SHC members who cannot sleep early. Held every Fri at 9.30 pm, 1 hour only.
There are many gossips among members in the Club. While some members are affected by gossips, it is clear that gossips are impossible to stop. In fact, any attempts to stop or deny gossips have failed. Gossips have for generations, become a favourite past time during lunches, walks, tea breaks and now Whatsapp.
Gossips are not just many women’s strong points. Men also enjoy gossips too. Not just among ordinary seniors like us, but also in royal, government, business, political and entertainment circles.
Some gossips are rumours. Others are fake news, while some are true but unproven. I had thought over whether to have a regular session on SHC Gossips. Some do feel that having a gossip session only makes the gossips worse. Most times, members being gossiped get to hear the gossips after hearing from 3rd parties, and unable to give their versions of the gossip.
EO Sue Chan will moderate this session. I dont know how and where this session will lead to, but do feel free to participate, every Fri 9.30 pm.
Come join us every Thur at 8,00 pm on SHC Travel. A program to share travel experience. Speakers can share pictures, videos and there is a Q&A towards the end of session. A good channel to find travel partners.
** 19 Aug 1.00 pm Sharp, John Chua EO’s out our regular Lunchchat. Some of us have not done our wills. John has organised for us a presentation on how to go about getting this important documents done.
** 26 Aug 2020 Making a LPA during Lunch chat.
We have a guide on making Wills and LPA.
Plse download Form 1 from Office of the Public Guardian. Presenters will help u fill up the forms on Wed 1pm.
If you need a video recording or a reminder, RSVP “LPA WILLS” to whatsapp 9489 4360.
We had started a series on travel where members get to share their holiday pictures, videos and commentaries on places of interest, food, locations and itineries.
Members get to find other members who are interested to go on trips together, plan itineries and arrange travel partners.
This post on SHC Travel also features presentations and recordings of the LIVE zoom discussions. This program is EO’d by different members.
Members wishing to share their holiday trips can contact Jessie Ow who is the travel program scheduler at Whatsapp 9846-1089. Laura Wee has kickstarted this program, and we look forward to a permanent EO for SHC Travel.
This is a follow-up to our Whatsapp Text chatgroup on Retirement in JB – Stages 1 and 2 of the ageing process.
Last night 9 Aug, we had Ong Lin Khim to help us address the topic on Ageing Stages 3 and 4. Ong has been a SHC Member since 2005. He has always been researching on the issues facing seniors when we are immobile, unable to eat, move and bathe.
A popular topic, very well attended, SHC Zooms helps us get together to share important topics while Covid-19 is still around us.
The next topic is Ageing – Nursing homes. Likely schedule Sun 16 Aug 2020 at 8.30 pm 1.5 hrs. For more details, contact your Group Leader GL.
As we move into the new Normal, SilverHairsClub (SHC) will continue to host Morning Breakfast. Here, members meet other members, have your breakfast and share updates on the latest happenings.
** Every Sat 7.30am, Catherine Ho is the EO on Saturday Morning Breakfast. A SHC member since 2007, Cat is a relief teacher, fluent in Malay and Chinese dialects and someone with life experiences. A regular participant during the weekday Morning Breakfast and Lunch time chat.
** And every Sun 7.30am, Sally Foo is EO on Sunday Morning Morning Breakfast. Sally is an active member of the Cooking and Baking goup where she shares her experience on cooking, receipes, where to find food items and all the fine details in the kitchen.
SallyF loves singing. She has powerful vocals and great with Chinese dialects. A joy to listen to as she switches from topic to topic. A good start to a beautiful Sunday.
Come make Morning Breakfast your regular date every day 7.30 am.