Unplugged: Conquering Challenges in Ageing | TOYL Celebration

Sat Oct 21 2023 at 09:30 am to 12:00 pm

National Library Building (Imagination & Possibility Room) | Singapore

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Unplugged: Conquering Challenges in Ageing | TOYL Celebration
Get up close & personal with the Chief of SGO as he shares on the realities of ageing. Also, catch a performance by some talented seniors!
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Important Notice

This programme/event is open to members of the National Library Board, Singapore. Please ensure you have your myLibrary username on hand before proceeding with the registration. If you do not have a myLibrary username, you can create one here: https://account.nlb.gov.sg/.

About the Programme

What impact would ageing have on us as individuals and as society? Join Chief of Silver Generation Office, Mr Sng Hock Lin as he provides valuable insights into the realities and challenges faced by all individuals in an ageing society. Uncover the various national initiatives as well targeted for seniors and how you can contribute in helping seniors in your community live well and age gracefully.

At the second half of the session, be captivated with a ‘live’ performance by The Estheritar. Made up of active agers from Presbyterian Community Services Esther Active Ageing Centre, let them serenade you with their captivating guitar pieces.

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This is jointly brought to you by the National Library Board (NLB) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), with the support of Ngee Ann Kongsi.

About the Speaker

Mr Sng Hock Lin is the Chief of Silver Generation Office, the outreach arm of the Agency for Integrated Care. Mr Sng is a staunch advocate of active ageing and lifelong learning. He holds a Master in Gerontology from the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and is currently pursuing his PhD in the same field. He was also honoured with the Alice Lim Memorial Fund Gold Award by SUSS.

He aims to promote volunteerism as a national cause to empower seniors to take control of their well-being, and hopes to inspire community care initiatives to ensure that our seniors live well and age gracefully.

About the Performers

Presbyterian Community Services (PCS) Esther Active Ageing Centre (AAC) initiated a Men's Guitar Club named The Estheritar in November 2022 with the aim of implementing an active ageing program that would kindle the interest and passion of older male visitors within the AAC community.

The activities of this guitar club provide a platform for seniors to interact with their peers, share their love for music, and inspire others with their talent and dedication. The club also strives to prevent social isolation among seniors in our community and foster the spirit of active ageing.

Name of the Members: 

  • Mr. Han York Kwang, Philip
  • Mr. Lee Hoe Nhung, Peter
  • Mr. Choo Guan Chuan, Robin
  • Mr. Er Hong Joo, Richard
  • Mr. Ong Tian Hoo
  • Mr. Lim Sin Chow, Jimmy
  • Mr. Leow Keng Seng
  • Mr. Seet Leong Chi, Robert
  • Mr. William Ho

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About Time of Your Life

Organised by the National Library Board, the Time of Your Life (TOYL) features informative talks, creative workshops, learning communities and resources for those aged 50 and above. Covering a wide range of topics such as Digital, Careers, Sustainability, Arts & Wellness, start your learning journey with us today. Visit https://go.gov.sg/toyl for the full programme listing and check out our dedicated publication at https://go.gov.sg/50plusmag.

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Please note the following:

·       All participants are required to register for a ticket. Each ticket admits 1 person only. Please present your ticket when you enter the library and the event venue.

·       Arrive 10 mins before the session commences. Seats of late attendees may be given to those in the waitlist.

·       NLB reserves the right to deny entry to participants who do not abide by the ground rules.

·       Please note that photos and/or videos of this programme and its participants may be taken.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

National Library Building (Imagination & Possibility Room), 100 Victoria Street, Singapore, Singapore


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