What do the seniors want to learn?

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HI, I am doing a research on the skills that our seniors (retirees or semi-retirees) in Singapore would like to learn or are currently learning.  Anyone knows of sources that I could go to?

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HI, I am doing a research on the skills that our seniors (retirees or semi-retirees) in Singapore would like to learn or are currently learning.  Anyone knows of sources that I could go to?

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Posted on 17/03/2016

I was at Tampines neighbourhood during the weekends and i saw a zumba session at about 7 – 9 pm (probably organized by CC). Why do they not have this at other areas/CCs? My nearest CC have it but its in the afternoon. Not for working adults. I was thinking I could go with my mom if there is since zumba is quite a good workout! :(

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Posted on 21/12/2015

My relative took up line dancing at a Community Centre near her place! I think its really interesting. Sometimes I’d pass by City Square mall during the weekends and I see that they have regular line dance exercises there! I wonder how to join though…

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Posted on 02/11/2015

My grandmother took on Tai Chi classes! Helps to keep her fit. Even my godma (in her 50s) is planning to take on Tai Chi. Not sure if it is considered a skill that you might want to research on? Cos its considered martial arts :P

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    • November 9, 2015 7:10 pm
    My father practised tai chi for more than forty years! By the time he ended his tai chi ‘practises’ because of ill health, he was already conversant in both tai chi ‘yang jia shi’ and ‘tai chi jian’. In his free time at night, he would also hold classes for tai chi lovers at community clubs and HDB void decks, discussing with them and training them till late at night. He was fondly remembered for his flush red face (good blood circulation) and I believe that he was able to resist so long the onslaught of diseases and cancers because of his many years of practising tai chi. Too bad, tai chi is not a common sight nowadays, overtaken by the simpler, more appealing qiqong or morning mass exercises.
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Posted on 12/10/2015

This one quite cool!

Social Media Scoop for Seniors is the official blog for the SeniorNet community. The purpose of this blog is to provide basic and relevant information about social media for seniors who want to learn more about social technologies and how it can enhance their lives. With thousands of social media tools, websites, apps, widgets, and gizmos available on the Internet, we understand it may all seem a bit overwhelming at first, which is why our blog posts contain practical, easy-to-understand, “geek-speak-free” information and instructions.

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Posted on 28/09/2015

Haha nice one Jia Li Li! I agree that seniors should take up courses on technological gadgets too, to keep up with this digitalised society ;) My parents are bad at smartphones!

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Posted on 25/09/2015

Teach them how to take selfies!!!

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    Thanks @jia-li-li ! this ang mo old lady too cute liao!
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Posted on 24/07/2015

Hi May,

– There was an MSF survey conducted in 2008 about the learning needs/interests of seniors in Singapore and comparing the findings to patterns in other countries. You can find the report here. Quite interesting. The summary stated:

“1. Age seems to be a key factor. The propensity to participate in learning decreases with age. In relative terms, older seniors are more likely to be involved in non‐vocational courses, while younger seniors are inclined towards vocational courses. 

2. Countries in which the literacy level is high are likely to report greater participation rates in learning activities. By the same token, computer‐literacy, not surprising in the internet age, provides further motivation and ability to be involved in learning—and, obviously, e‐learning. 

3. There is also a realization that seniors need to stay employable. This entails life‐long learning and the importance of enhancing opportunities for doing so. 

4. An interesting report from Finland, which resonates with ours, suggests that the peer teaching model can encourage and facilitate the learning of new skills among seniors. “

– I think it’s wonderful that as part of the SG50 celebrations, the Council for Third Age and its partners are providing free classes for seniors in over 400 subjects until the end of this year! There are all sorts of classes that seniors are participating in, from vocational training (in business, finance, culinary skills, etc.) to arts and culture courses.

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