Let’s have “Morning Breakfast” together. Every Mon – Fri 7.30am – 8.30am

Hi everybody,

Every Mon to Fri, we have Virtual “Morning Breakfast”.  Just pop in anytime, from your mobile, between 7.30am and 8.30am. Let’s have Kopi and nasi lemak together.

Dont be shy.  Quickly introduce yourself as not everybody knows you, Share the latest news you heard the night before or any global news early in the morning. If the US market has collapsed, this is important news.  Any important govt announcements, this is the best time to update everyone. Update yourself, and ourselves at the same time, finish your kopi quickly and off you go with your day’s work and errands.

If you are at a noisy food court or a dim sum family restaurant, or in a bus,  just join in.  Say “Good morning”  to new and old frieds, and show your face.  We want to know you are around.

If you are going out shopping, marketing, or out for lunch or dinner later in the day,  and you are looking for company, this is the best time. “Morning Breakfast” is on for 1 hour only. That’s all the time we have to catch up.

Easy, just drop in at https://zoom.us/j/4178525736?pwd=azNDN3ZWWVVwYUhrU3dZb0RTSmR1UT09

Terence Seah

Sharing/Giving @ Zoom

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LMMhQRkzOLvPAEDQT3j5KwFutP50kcA2?usp=sharing

Since there is no taker here, I will be giving them away thru FB now.  I will be deleting this post by April 23 2020 by 5pm.  Thank you

Dear Members,
I have numerous ‘white elephants’ which is my trash now but someone’s treasures to be shared here. But I would like to share these giveaways during the Zoom session. Pictures will be added in later

However, I would prefer these to be given away to those members that I can see them via Zoom even though I might not have meet you in person before. If any members see anything you like here, you may want to consider to meet me in Zoom. I have yet to plan a date for this. But my preferred timing will be after 7pm weekdays. I will definitely choose a day whereby most members can meet me lor.. These giveaways will be mailed out once you are selected, however, you will need to pay for postage and other expenses incurred. Rest assured there will be no overcharged as I gave away very often thru my FB page. But for this time, I decided to give a try at SHC instead

Till then… Cheers… Dolly

Cats & Dogs lovers group

At a recent SHC Zoom gathering, during our chats, we noticed that some members keep Cats & Dogs, and love to share and chat with fellow members with similar interests. I understand that cats and dog lovers can talk about everything and anything from food, furs on the sofa, peculiar habits, vets, sickness, loneliness, ability to understand humans and home stays.

I would be most pleased to start a Cats & Dogs lovers group for members. We shall allocated a slot in SHC Zoom, so you can chat with one another and share live videos of your Kitti’s and Lessie’s.

If you are interested to join the group, plse whatsapp “Cats & Dogs” to 9489 4360. Or join us LIVE 5 mins before start time.

https://zoom.us/j/4178525736?pwd=azNDN3ZWWVVwYUhrU3dZb0RTSmR1UT09

Terence Seah

“Yummy Yummy” a Cooking group:  Every Wed 1130 – 1230 hr on SHC Zoom

Each Wed, we shall feature a food or dessert item. Ladies and guys wishing to share their receipe and cooking method are invited to participate. This sesson will be conducted LIVE over Zoom video conference.

Session starts at 1130 hr sharp, follow by a live demo or Youtube cooking video. Members get to discuss the receipe and cooking. We hope you will find friends among likeminded casual and serious cooks. We leave you to mingle among the group.

You can also whatsapp 9489 4360 if you have a dish item in mind. We hope this start time suits you well, before you start cooking lunch.

To participate, just click here 5 – 10 mins before start time.

https://zoom.us/j/4178525736?pwd=azNDN3ZWWVVwYUhrU3dZb0RTSmR1UT09

Terence Seah

“Sunday Rise and Shine”: Sun 0700 – 0800 hr

SilverHairsClub members are creative and have brilliant ideas. Here’s one suggestion which we picked up recently. How about getting up early from bed on a Sunday morning? Quickly tidy the bed, make a cup of hot coffee, squeeze in a small pau and look at the mirror.

7.00am:
It’s already 7am. Quickly, pick up the mobile phone, and let’s meet up on SHC Zoom, and wish those around us “Hi everybody, It’s Sunday Rise and Shine”.  Make sure you have space to swing your hands around your body.

7.15am:
Time for a 10 mins exercise together to stretch and loosen the bones. Everybody is muted, except for the Shifu and video.

7.30am:
Zoom unmutes everybody. Time to relax and cool down. Finish the coffee, with some youtiao. And maybe, share your hot soya bean milk with friends. A quick chat with friends, and off we run to start the day.

8.00am: Event close.

** If you are a Taichi or slow stretch instructor, please contact any senior member, we would like you to co-host this regular event.

** It’s fine to speak Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew,  Malay or Tamil.  The fun is being together.  Bring your friends.  “Sunday Rise and Shine” is open to non-SHC members.

Join us at https://zoom.us/j/4178525736?pwd=azNDN3ZWWVVwYUhrU3dZb0RTSmR1UT09

**  Latest:  This Sunday event is discontinued,  Feedback:  too early to wait up on a Sunday and not easy to exercise together online.

Terence Seah

Ukelelee jamming on SHC Zoom, Tue 14 Apr 2020 8pm

This evening, we had an impromptu Ukelelee session with group singing using the Zoom app. Calling all Ukelelee players, come join us for a jam session on Tue 14 Apr at 8pm, after dinner. Members who like to sing together, are also invited. Just join in and relax. Bring along your glass of red wine, beer and nuts.

As this is a 1 hr session, Ukelelee participants will get to play at least 2 songs each. Practice sessions start at 7.45pm. We might be out of sync at some point, but the fun is to play and sing together. And of course, to meet new and more friends.

Register here or Whatsapp 9489 4360 for password.

Terence Seah

Zoom meeting at 1pm weekday

Gather about 6 pax of member to retireive password for me so that i can guide everyone.

Create your whatapk group of 6 pax then add me in so that i can issue the password for zoom meeting. Take this opportunity to learn new skill and to see everyone face to face.

If used mobile /ipad/tablet – gentle reminder to use headphone with mic for best result.

Gather your kaki to form a whatapk group – before 1130am to retriveal of password to log in.

Let’s bring our grand children together. Let’s have a Talentime for them

Many of us have young grandchildren, and it is indeed tiring keeping them busy all day and night. We had a Zoom gathering this week, and often, we could hear children busy in the background. At one recent event, a young sweet girl popped up besides Charles Wee, curiously looking at cute seniors having a chat online.

It strikes me that it would nice if we organise a Talentime for our grand children. They can be singing, dancing, showing a magic trick or hobby.

I was thinking we keep the age to 10 years and below. Grand parents get to dress the kids up.  and maybe prepare some music in the background. We can work out the prizes.

The audience can do a vote at the end of the Talentime to determine the most entertaining show.

Likely date/time: Sat 11 April  1 pm to 3.30pm. LIVE on SHC Zoom.

A practice session will be organised this Sat 4 Apr from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm. Simply join in at https://zoom.us/j/4178525736.  Password is available from co-hosts Howard Yong  and Catherine Soon or via whatsapp +65 94894360.

How about this idea? Like to help me? Contact me at 9489-4360.

Plse standby to register your name and grandchildren to participate. Recording is not allowd and recording is disabled in all SHC Zoom events.

Terence Seah

SHC Zoom Diary 2020

Our SHC Zoom events are listed above at SHC Zoom Diary.

Members wishing to organise a zoom event can contact your Group Leaders committee members. Approved zoom trainers are Howard Yong and Catherine Soon.

Recording of events, text, audio and video are NOT allowed at all SHC Zoom events. This feature has been disabled.

Wef 5 Apr 2020, all SHC Zoom events are now password protected,

So, 5 mins before start, join us at

https://zoom.us/j/4178525736?pwd=azNDN3ZWWVVwYUhrU3dZb0RTSmR1UT09

Terence Seah

Calling all Cantonese songs lovers. On SHC Zoom, LIVE at 3pm – 5pm. 30 Mar, 31 Mar 2020 EO Daniel Chan

Today and tomorrow 3 pm, Daniel Chan will lead in a http://silverhairsclub.com/?p=39321Cantonese singing session on Zoom. Prepare your music in the background, and let’s hear from you LIVE.

Click here to enter the singing room. We wait for u.
Venue: https://zoom.us/j/4178525736.

Password is available from co-hosts Howard Yong  8521-6831 and Catherine Soon or via whatsapp 9489-4360.

Terence Seah

SHC Zoom – Current affairs, Sun night 1930-2030 hrs

Every Sunday night, we run a 1 hour Zoom event on current affairs in Singapore and around the world. You are invited to contribute and share your observations and comments with fellow participants. Members only.

See u Sunday night.

Time: 1930 – 2030 hrs.

Venue: https://zoom.us/j/4178525736

Password is available from co-hosts Howard Yong  8521-6831 and Catherine Soon or via whatsapp 9489-4360.

Terence Seah

An insight into How Ng’s garden, Sat 4 Apr 2020, 3-4pm

The Gardening group has been very active, focusing on fruits trees, in door gardens and the occasional trips to nurseries.

Look into How's garden

How Ng is one of the group’s members with keen interest on gardening. On one of SHC Zoom’s groups, I had the privilege to see his garden live streamed from his mobile. Truly beautiful, well organised and ideally suited to the home gardener. I encourage you to join the SHC garden group.

On Sat 4 Apr 2020, starting at 3pm, ending 4pm, How will offer an insight into his home garden via SHC zoom.

If you like to know How better, and get an insight into home gardens, join us just before 3pm. Just click on https://zoom.us/j/4178525736.

Approx 20 mins presentation and 40 mins Q&A.

Terence Seah

SHC Zoom ‘It’s lunch time” Mon-Fri 1300 – 1400 hrs

Every day Monday to Friday 1.00pm to 2.00pm while Singapore is still not free from COVID-19 and we are required to social distance, we will organise a lunch time event, titled “Yeah! it’s lunch time”. Members from year 2005 and 2006 are invited.

Let’s meet face to face on SHC Zoom at 1pm today. From your mobile or desktop, come learn how we can say hello to one another and share our day.

Today’s topics: How is Covid-19 affecting your life and work? What are your stock picks in today’s market.

I am stucked in Bangkok, with 2 cancelled flights and now undecided if I should come here or extend my stay for another month. I will enjoy meeting you. See you later today.

Click below to start.  Password is available from co-hosts Howard Yong  8521-6831 and Catherine Soon or via whatsapp 9489-4360.

https://zoom.us/j/4178525736

Terence Seah

SHC Zoom practice, by Howard Yong this week lunch time

Howard Yong, easily recognised at Club Events, by his silver hairs, has volunteered to host Zoom practice sessions for members daily from today to Fri 20 Mar 2020. Time: 12nn to 1pm.

Simply click below before the session from your mobile. Password is available from co-hosts Howard Yong  8521-6831 and Catherine Soon or via whatsapp 9489-4360.

https://zoom.us/j/4178525736.

Thank you Howard.

Terence Seah

“How to buy & Sell online via e-commerce websites”, a discussion led by Dolly Lim, Tue 31 Apr 2020 7pm

Zoom Video discussion on 31 March 2020 @ 7pm...

Buying goods online has become very popular, from local or overseas stores. Selling online has also been equally easy, especially with easy payment systems. Of course there are pitfalls, but selling online enables us to reach the outside world, reach directly the buyer and benefit from the e-commerce website marketing.

Dolly Lim has offered to moderate this topic LIVE on SHC Zoom. We get to share our selling and buying experience. Learn about potential risks but also how to go about using sites like Taobao, Wish and other sites to sell.

If you have a selling website, come discuss with the group.

The session will be one hour, and we will determine if we will do this activity on a regular basis, after the first one. Session will be conducted over SHC Zoom. Simply click here 5 mins before the date and time. No password.

https://zoom.us/j/4178525736

Interested? Plse register here or contact Dolly Lim.

Terence Seah

GE 2020/21 discussion – members only

In the last general election, we had a WhatsApp discussion group. More than 100 members participated. I remembered the discussion was hot, furious, and personal. As a rule, SHC discussions do not allow politics but I had allowed it at the last GE as it was considered an issue of major impact to all of us.

This time, COVID-19 has become a new barrier to gatherings. To enable us to discuss the issues and keep ourselves updated, I shall open a SHC Zoom discussion on our coming GE2020 or 2021 very soon.

This will be a video conference, LIVE. You can participate from your mobile, IPAD, tablet or desktop. Simply click on the link at the scheduled times.

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/4178525736

There will be no recording. Do not bring in fake news or make personal attacks on any participant or parties. I shall try not to, but will exercise discretion to hold or remove participants if personal attacks persist. Plse dress properly. And ensure your video and microphone are working.

More updates here soon.

Suggestions on how to organise this activity appreciated.

To participate, WhatsApp ‘Yes GE” to 9489-4360. You will be advised of this SHC Zoom event.

Terence Seah

Monthly walks

The recent spike has helped us to note that COVID-19 has the capacity to spread irregardless the person(s) shown symptoms of infection or not.

Therefore for the Public good, the team & I has decided to cease all monthly walks Indefinitely till news of COVID-19 show more positive direction that it is well under control.

We shall observe the government guidelines on group gathering, etc.

Individually, those who are well are encouraged to exercise, build up your immunity; get some sunshine by taking short walks perhaps around your neighborhood :D

The Walk Team and I,,,, Trust ALL remain healthy and exercise Wisdom!

Talk by Sam Goh on “Living in JB during retirement” via SHC Zoom, Sat 14 Mar 2020 1900 – 2100hrs.

Sam Goh, also know as Ah Huat or the laughter yoga teacher, joined SHC in Jan 2006. Well known as our contact guy in JB, Sam just crossed 60, and has always been involved in recycling and charity activities in JB. In the club, Sam had participated in different roles, one as a bouncer in SHC Dinner & Dance “One night in Taipei” and as a young school boy in SHC Prom night.

Sam is street smart. He speaks Bahasa Malay and Mandarin fluently. Having lived in JB for more than 20 years, he knows many nooks and corners, including good food, karaoke and special buys. He also knows many naughty places.

We have invited Sam Goh to give a talk on “Living in JB during retirement”. He is ideally suited to offer his views and recommendations on JB.

The talk will be presented over SHC Zoom. Date and time not fixed yet. This will last about 30 mins, followed by Q&A and discussion. You are welcome to participate.

We will have more SHC Zoom talks and discussions. To prepare your self, please click to join in at the designated time. No password required.

https://zoom.us/j/4178525736.

Terence Seah

Ageing stages 3 and 4 in Singapore or elsewhere – Whatsapp discussion and sharing

Earlier groups on “Ageing together in JB” discussed the topic last 3 mths. Most of the discussions centered around where to stay, costs, knowing more about JB, convenience, interesting areas, moving around, transportion and risks staying in JB. Most participants are healthy, vibrant, hot, shoppers, looking fot best buys, eager to enjoy life, and always looking for company to go JB. I see many are in stages 1 and 2 of the ageing process, meaning got money, still working, healthy, can walk, very busy, full of vibrance and essentially mobile and not bed ridden. This brings us to the next discussion. Stage 3 and 4.

What do we do when we reach Stages 3 and 4? We cannot walk and maybe bedridden. And we cannot bathe ourselves, cannot eat our meals and medicine.

At stages 3 and 4, we may have to decide having a maid or move to a nursing home. Maybe someone will decide for us, where we stay. Which nursing home to go to?

Worse still, when there is insufficient medisave and savings run low. If we have filial children or family, they may only see us once a week.

How to afford the next medical appointment and medicine? Where to get a wheelchair? Where to get assistance?

When we decide to stay at home, and no one around, what to do? Youtube movies, maybe. And wait until the daughter-in-law or son comes home with some food.

Getting a maid is an idea, but what does it cost to have a maid at home? Or should we be moved to a nursing home? How affordable is this? In Singapore, JB or Batam?

Many of us dont think of stages 3 and 4. Wait until then, the situation will take care of itself. Maybe, we just gong suddenly and go to heaven.

We shall dedicate the next 3 mths on this topic. For those who are in Stages 3 or 4, not mobile and bedridden, come share with us your experience. It will be truly valuable.

Nothing shy and nothing to show off. Our time will come.

Registration to participate close 15 March 2020.

Terence Seah

Discussion on how to learn and share the use of smartphones for seniors

Many Singaporeans know how to use WhatsApp. We use it to send messages and pictures to friends and family.

But, not all of us know how to use it to chat with a group of 5-8 friends. Few know we can comfortably see one another on the phone screen.

Singaporeans can easily make and change polyclinic appointments from the mobile phone. Travellers use Google maps to get from one place to another anywhere in the world. We can also check when the next bus arrives at our bus stop. it is also easy to book and pay for a Scoot flight from Singapore to Beijing. We can order our favourite pizza online.

We fumble and cannot find where to press. So, we rather go to the postoffice and queue. The phone can help us. Phone is not cheap.

As we age, the time will come when we are quarantined or we cannot move. Have to lie on the bed the whole day. The phone will be our friend.

Many members are equally familiar with these phone uses. We can share and learn. Lets learn from the guys and gals. Lets discuss how to go about “how to learn and share the use of smartphones for seniors”.

Terence Seah

A Visit to Sembawang Hot Spring Park

Date : March 5 2020
Time : From 12noon till 4.00pm – You can leave anytime you like..

Planning to go for Sembawang Hot Spring Park since it last re-opened for public but always no time to do so. But for now, it seems to be a fairly good idea to pay a visit to enjoy natural hot spring.

Those members with the same mindset as I, are welcome to join me to have a dip in the hot spring water for 10 – 20mins, boil eggs? and etc…

What to bring?
Towels, swimsuit, extra clothings, footwear and umbrella and not to forget drinking water. You may also need to bring plastic carriers to keep those wet towels, swimsuit and clothings.

Then after soak/dip followed shower, we can proceed to have tea with cakes.

See you when I see you there.. Cheers… Dolly

Global consumption has dropped. Demand is not there yet. Is this the right time to buy the dip? And when is the right time?

Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the current world situation? Govts, WHO and businesses are taking precautions to prevent a pandemic. Others are preparing for a rebound with a vengeance.

Many markets have dropped since end of 2019. Is this the right time to buy the dip?

We cannot meet face to face. But let’s share your thoughts and hear from other members.

Suggestions appreciated.

Terence Seah

Shopping online

Shopping online is very cost effective as you don’t have pay for a lot of middleman cost as you would shopping at retail shops. But accountability is an issue. You are never sure what you’re getting.
Shopping at “Pay Less For More” online store will not have that problem. As owner of the store. I will always be just a phone call away, to be accountable for the products you buy online.
let your fingers do the shopping.
please click on www.paylessformore.store

Henry Foo

SHC Zoom – “Late Birds”. When you cannot sleep early. 9.30 pm – 1.00 pm

A song before you sleep.

Many members are feeling all couped up in their homes. Concerned about going out to meet friends, don’t have mask and feeling lethargic. No dancing and no karaoke. Bored with watching movies and TV.

A few members are excited about using Zoom to meet friends. A suggestion for ‘Late Birds”.

Use your mobile. Zoom is a connecting app with video and screen sharing. We can meet face-to-face.

To participate, go to Playstore and install “Zoom Cloud meetings” app.

1. Topic: For late birds. Self introduction. When u cannot sleep early?

2. Venue: Anywhere from your home, WIFI.

3. Date/Time: Fri 28 Feb, 21.30 – 2300 hrs

4. Strictly for SHC members only.

5. Video and audio recording of SHC Zoom sessions strictly not allowed.

6. Dress appropriately at the top, as you are on video.

** Meeting ID: 417-852-5736.

No password for late birds.

Terence Seah

“Zoom” Cloud meetings – a new concept in SHC monthly gathering

Aside

COVID-19 has forced us to find new ways to gather together.

From your mobile phone, Zoom is a high definition meeting app with video and screen sharing. Zoom enables us to connect together with crystal-clear, face-to-face video, high quality screen sharing, and instant messaging.

I have been recommended to use “Zoom” for some monthly gatherings. I tested it recently and it worked well for up to 100 attendees. There is a cost to rent this app from the US software provider. We would also require support personnel to handle registration, and manage and cordinate the meeting.

For a start, we will take a free trial. I dont have a name for this event yet. Likely we will call this “SHC Zoom”. To participate, go to Playstore and install “Zoom Cloud meetings” app.

The first SHC Zoom meeting.

1. Topic: free and easy, self introduction.

2. Venue: Anywhere in the world, as long as u have WIFI.

3. Date/Time: Mon 24 Feb 1830 hrs, ends 2000hr.

4. Strictly for SHC members only.

5. Dress: Appropriately as you are on video.

** Meeting ID: 417-852-5736.

Terence Seah

“What’s next after the corona virus?- A SHC Whatsapp group video chat LIVE

All of us are concerned with COVID-19. Our movement and  our attitudes  have changed.  This affects our lives, work, family and friends. What’s next after the virus is over?

This evening 22 Feb 2020, we shall initiate a whatsapp video groupchat for upto 4 members.  The topic: “What’s next after the virus is over?” – a look ahead discussion.

To participate:
1.  Able to do whatsapp video chat on your mobile.
2.  Are connected to WIFI.
3.  Willing to share our thoughts and participate in this video conference.
4.  Stick closely to the topic.
5.  Whatsapp text 9489 4360 to join.  Max 4 pax.
6.  21 Feb 2020  Starts: 2100hr. Ends: 2200hr.

Terence Seah

How are you managing with the COVID-19 situation? And what are you thinking of doing for the rest of 2020?

To participate, plse note strictly no URL, copy & paste, videos, audio, and any unverified news. 1 topic-related picture a day allowed.

All of us are very conscious of COVID-19. We have taken steps to avoid being infected with the virus, not only for ourselves but also our families. As seniors, we are prone to virus.

We are a living community, and we need to interact with other human beings. We need to go to the supermarkets, see our polyclinic doctors, bring our grandchildren to schools, take buses/mrt to work and eat at the nearby foodcourt. We need to continue going with our daily exercises, our weekly dancing classes and our regular karaoke.

We can delay our holiday travels, cancel our cruise trip and our weekly trip to JB.

But, we cannot don’t do anything. Can we close our main door, stay at home to watch Korean dramas? Or just chat the whole day on whatsapp?

Have you taken up a new hobby? Gardening, cooking, baking, Origami, Chinese chess, English chess or aquarium fish. How about more sleeping time in bed and watching more Youtube videos?

Get ideas from other SHC members. Start some farm work in Batam. Explore where you will spend some of your retirement days, in Batam, in JB, in Chiangmai or in Perth.

Plan with friends and look out for cheap airfare options when COVID-19 is over. Airlines and hotels are promoting their offers now. This may be a bad year for tourism, but a good time if you are yearning to travel kater part of this year.

The SHC CPF whatapp chat has been very successful. Time to find out what is your payout at 65. It is running well, join them to hear what other members are talkkng about before they go to the CPF offices.

How are you managing the current situation? And what do you plan to do from now to the rest of the year. Share your thoughts with the rest of us. What you are doing and thinking may be out of the box.

And if you still dont have a password to participate in our forum, talk with Dolly Lim or Yoon Chin.

Terence Seah

SHC West gathering Thur 5 Mar 2020

For members staying in Jurong/West Singapore, we shall have a get together in March.

Date: Thur 5 Mar 2020

Time: 1600 – 1900 hrs.

Venue: Food Republic, Westgate Shopping mall, Basement 1. (3 Gateway Drive S608532).

Transport: MRT Jurong East.

We hope this location will be easier for members to meet up and get to know one another better. More activities can be organised in this part of Singapore, as we move along.

Plse register your coming here.

Terence Seah

Login to SHC Website, Password Issues

Dear Members,

We are aware that some new members are facing some related issues of Login to SHC Website, Password Issues as well as Own Profile’s info need to be changed but somehow, cant seem to be able to do so.

I was aware that some members did tried called to me previously but regret to say that I was unable to attend all calls as I was either working or running some errands of which I don’t access to either my mobile or laptop. Also coupled the fact that I am lousy at multi-tasking too. As such, I am going to make myself available on February 21 2020 (which is also the February monthly gathering) from 6pm onwards to walk thru the steps with you should any assistances needed. My senior, YoonChin, also will be present to guide me too.

Hope, by doing so, every members will be able to login at SHC website from time to time to participate and organise any events which you may interest in.

Cheers.. Dolly/Club Admin