About Terence Seah

Founder

Moving on with Paperclips

Hi Paperclips members,

It has always been my hope that Silverhairs members are able to find like-minded friends. Since the club started in 2005, our activities are generally participated by about 80% females and 20% males. However the Club itself has registered about 60% females and 40% males. The question has always been why the inbalance.

As we get older, especially after leaving full time work, our colleagues carry on their lives. Nowadays, many senior club members find that our children are having their own family life. And for some, they leave the nest home. For others, our spouses leave us naturally, either through a divorce or to another world.

At some time, we are all left alone, with an empty apartment, no one to have lunch and dinner with. We have time to travel, but we are unable to find someone with common interest. Obviously, no one to chat, go out with, hold hands together, go to a cinema together or travel to nearby countries together.

Very often, we then try to keep busy. Spend time with grandchildren. Watch Korean movie or roam Changi Jewel alone. Better still, some find our local kopitiam a place where we can debate the budget or find out more about CPF life from neighbours.  Being lonely may meancinemagoing to the senior’s cinema alone or whiling time at shopping centres.

I had hope that SilverHairsnima Club will be a platform for members to find new friends. If you are single, divorced, widowed or “singles again”, we like to help you find partners, whatsapp PAPERCLIPS  to 9489 4360.

Terence Seah

Steven Chan – Obituary

SHC is sad to know of the demise of Steven Chan. He is well known among members, especially in the gardening and food groups.

Often addressed as the Giraffe for his height.

Steven, rest in Peace.

Members are encouraged to share your moments with Steven.

Terence Seah

Dec 2021 events updates

1. Cola Tan conducts Self Defence class for ladies every 1st Thurs, 3 – 4pm. $20 (donated to SHC) per session. PM 9459 3681

2. Whatsapp PROGRAM to 9489 4360 to receive events listing automatically.

3. SHC looking for a florist to deliver wreaths to a member’s wake. Whatsapp 9489 4360 for info. Closing date 31 Dec 2021.

4. Interested in crafts, Whatsapp CRAFTS TO 9489 4360.

5. Yoga for seniors, every Mon on zoom at 10.30 am. Dress comfortably.

6. For more details about club events, contact your EOs or Group Leaders GL. Event organisers and GLs help you keep in touch with the club.

Terence Seah

Renting in JB for stay, for trial one year

For a few years, the Club has been discussing options to stay in JB. Different groups have their own plans and preferences. Others have form their own small groups to stay together. And a few others have already set foot in JB.

To get started, Poh Heng and myself are intending to rent a place in JB, initially for 1 year. Here are our basic considerations. Feel free to form your own group and your own choices. Our targets are:

1. A 2 storey house with a garden.

2. 4 bed rooms, both floors

3. Preferred Part of Gated community.

4. Nearness to 1st or 2nd link.

5. Target budget, including 1 year rental, electricity, water and part time help.

I have only 2 rooms left to share. To join us, deposit for 3 mths rental SGD 900.

6. Estimated start of stay Nov 2022.

If you like to join this program, pls whatsapp “JB rental stay” to 9489 4360.

Terence Seah

Free Giveaway

What is a GIVEAWAY?

Unused or hardly used household items you collected long time ago taking up space in your storeroom or parked in one corner of your home.

Do consider if you want to give away. This is a great way to share your giveaway to those who need it. Who knows we may have takers interest in “adopting” it.

Feel free to post it here or add an picture. Make full use of this Giveaway Thread and start sharing.

Of course, if you are looking for some items, you can also announce it.

Strictly no MLM. Plse arrange your own delivery.

Terence Seah

Home care agency project, Eileen Tan

It is a highly demanded service among seniors especially during Aging Stage 3 & 4.

Eileen Tan lead this project. If you like to provide caregiver’s service. Get yourself a certificate on Home Care. Home Caregiver will be paid, depending on Certificate and Experience.

Please do view this Zoom Session on Video held on Saturday, 09 October 2021. Do give us your comment on this post, be it queries or any feedback.

Terence Seah

Collecting commision from advertising, promoting, introduction or selling products or services to SHC members

It has come to my attention that some members get a commission when introducing other members to external courses including skills development or skill credits courses.

In concept, it sounds like “Why not?” when the cause is good.

SHC was developed as a free platform. It incurs costs in operating the Club.  However, some members are unwilling to contribute to a SHC startup operating fund. And they use our members and forum to advertise and collect monetary benefits in return.

The club will be reviewng this situation. 

Terence Seah

Looking for videographers who love photography and people.

Looking for people who love people, videos and presentation.

Many Seniors love to take pictures and video clips. Many would like to extend this interest, and go into video presentation, combined with text, pictures, logos and interviews which are then uploaded to Youtube Facebook, combined with Zoom.

Successful candidates will have a 3 mths trial. After that, the persons will be on paid projects.

Initial projects will cover SHC members events. We aim to provide this service outside SHC.

If you have the time, energy and interest, plse whatsapp me 9489 4360.

Terence Seah

Daniel Chan’s suggestion to take SHC forward as a registered entity

At last night’s meeting, 11 Jul 2021, Daniel Chan has suggested to take SHC forward as a registered entity. His view is that we cannot collect donations if we are unregistered.

From members’ feedback in recent surveys and live recordings, members have overwhelming opted to remain status quo ie unregistered and informal. Plse follow this thread.

To give this topic one more opportunity to bring SHC into the registered status, I am open to Daniel Chan bringing his suggestion into fruit.

DanielC, pls go ahead to do all necessary discussions with members, to set up SHC as a registered entity. This will likely take some months. Once your protem committee and entity is set up, you can invite current members to join this new entity. I open this option and shall leave this to you.

Meantime, SHC shall proceed to move forward as preferred by the majority of SHC members. We shall stay clear within the laws as Singapore citizens, and keep to our rules of not engaging in politics, race, religion, sex, direct selling and MLM. Our single objective, since 2005, is to provide a platform for seniors to meet new and old friends.

Terence Seah

How to verify your SHC membership via whatsapp auto- response?

Auto SHC Membership verification (1 min).- Verify your SilverHairsClub membership by sending a whatsapp msg “Am I a SHC member? My name is xxxx xxxx xxx.” to 9489 4360. Exact format within quotes.

Verified members will receive a Club’s verification within 1 min.

If no response within 1 min, this likely means your membership has lapsed, you did not follow the text or your tel is incorrect.

Verified members names will be published in the Club forum.

In future, some activities would require membership verification to participate.

Terence Seah

Funding SHC for the next 5-10 years

SHC is not funded by any individual or organisation. All activities are voluntary and at costs. EO usually report losing money despite putting in time, effort and costs

We can carry on as we have done for the last 15 years.

A common question which members asked is how much do we have under the pillow. My answer is Zero.

At the recent feedback on finding a successor, we had some suggestions to raise funds. We had not considered because many members felt we should remain status quo because of legal concerns and how to go about. I am not in favour of fees and subscriptions. I think that collecting fees is a debate itself as members have expressed strongly they benefit differently from SHC besides the legalities, so fees or subscriptions is an unfair concept.

But we should still explore how we can fund ourselves. Besides the operational costs, we should now look forward the next 5-10 years how to manage new seniors expectations eg how to handle major events, membership drives without running losses.

If we have a fund, we can see ourselves operating as a voluntary social club for the next 5 or even 10 years. This will enable the Club successor and the Admin committee to run SHC, within rules set.

To start the process, I like to initiate 2 brainstorms sessions. Members get to voice your opinion and suggestion.

Session 1 – What are the big ticket activities or ideas, you, as a member, expect or hope to see within the next 5-10 years. Date next Sat/Sun.

Session 2 – We should then determine a budget as our aim for a fund. Here, we brainstorm how can go about setting a fund.

Both sessions are recorded, for members update.

You can also participate in this topic in SilverHairsClub.com forum.

Terence Seah

Update on my hospital adventure Jun 2021

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.

Terence Seah

How to use different mobile Apps from your Android phone? EO Howard Yong

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.

Terence Seah

SHC Private Home Cooking service

Many members are great cooks. Many cooked for own families, while others like to offer their favourite dishes or cakes for sale.

12 members responded to participate in this program. The next batch of participants will start early 2022.

There will be follow up programs. Club aims to encourage social networking, home dining, takeaways and catering at Club events.

Each of the participant will be introducing their favourite dishes or cakes, how orders are taken and delivered and payment methods.

Members are encouraged to support this program.

Schedule: Every Sat 10.30am on SHC Zoom. Recording available.

Terence Seah

The 1st Home Cooking Service video, presented by Susan CH Tan.

Join the Diabetic, high BP, hypertension, cancer and Stroke support groups

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.

Terence Seah

SHC home cooking program

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 .

Terence Seah

BTO flats options for Seniors

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:

www.zoom.us
Meeting ID 417 852 5736
Passw shc.

Terence Seah

Walking groups – finding your own kakies. Closing 20 Mar 2021

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.

Terence Seah

Join the new Zonal Hawker Centre group. Closing date 15 Mar 2021

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.

  1. Zonal Bedok hawker centre
  2. Zonal Bendemeer hawker centre
  3. Zonal Bugis waterloo street
  4. Zonal Clementi hawker market
  5. Zonal Chinatown complex market
  6. Zonal Commonwealth food centre
  7. Zonal Fok Hai Food centre
  8. Zonal Redhill market
  9. Zonal Pasir Panjang hawker centre
  10. Zonal Tanglin Halt hawker centre

Eg, simply whatsapp text 9489 4360  RSVP “3” to join Zonal Hawker Centre Bugis Waterloo Street.

One option only. Closing date: 15 Mar 2021.

Terence Seah

Learn and share the new app “Signal”. Say 16 Jan 2021 8.30pm. RSVP only.

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.

Terence Seah

Invitations to investment, property and MLM seminars are not allowed in SHC activities

Dear members,

Sometimes, chat-group members are invited to special seminars. However, some seminars put pressure on the guests to buy investment products. Other invitations serve as phone number collections.

WhatsApp group chats are set up for sharing important issues among SHC members.

For members in the investing business, pls seek admin approval. If the intention is to sell investment products, I require this intention to be made clear and upfront to members.

MLM and property seminars and related advertising are not allowed to be mentioned or conducted in all club activities.

Face to face seminars can also be conducted over SHC Zoom, at no charge.

Kindly observe this announcement. Thank you.

Terence Seah

Treasure Hunt at Marina Barrage, 28, 29 or 30 Nov 2020

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.

Terence Seah

Appointment of new SilverhairsClub.com administrator

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.

Terence Seah

Ageing together in JB

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.

Terence Seah