This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.
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A concept that promotes an active and engaging lifestyle for seniors.
Active Ageing encourages lifelong learning in seniors to ensure that they stay mentally and physically healthy, and maintain a sharp mind. Seniors are encouraged to actively participate in social activities, continue to contribute to the family and society, and live happy, interesting and energetic lives.
Lifelong learning includes improving one's own cultural literacy (such as learning calligraphy), enriching life knowledge and skills (such as learning psychological counseling skills and new technologies), and actively keeping up with the times (such as learning how to surf the Internet).
In order to promote the concept of active ageing, the Council for Third Age (C3A) was established in 2007 to organise various activities, seminars, and workshops for seniors. In addition, Active Ageing Hubs aim to provide activity spaces for seniors, hold events and courses for them, and deliver senior care services.
The first Active Ageing Hub was opened at McNair Road in 2017.
In 2020, at least 10 Active Ageing Hubs will be launched in HDB housing estates across the island.
The Council for Third Age pointed out that active ageing includes physical, spiritual, financial, psychological, intellectual, social, and occupational health. (Lianhe Zaobao, 29/10/2017)
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