Tag: active ageing

Conversations on CPF

May 29th, 2014   •   no comments   

Singapore’s Central Provident Fund (CPF) is certainly in the news these days.

The buzz began with recent announcements made on the rise in the CPF Minimum Sum, our President’s address on the review of CPF at the opening of Parliament, a series of blog posts by a certain blogger, and the accompanying lawsuit of the blogger by the Prime Minister. As you’d imagine, lots of bloggers have weighed in on both the positive and negative aspects of CPF (you can find a tonne of them in SG Daily here). The latest is a blog post clarifying what CPF is on The Ministry of Manpower’s blog, followed by assurances that the Government is looking to enhance the CPF Life annuity scheme.
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How to Live It Up beyond Your 50s

April 27th, 2014   •   no comments   

Celebrity CEO of Fly Entertainment Irene Ang inspires the crowd

“Get a L.I.F.E.!” is the mantra of this year’s 50 Plus Expo.

Hosted by the Council for Third Age (C3A) and held at Suntec City last month, the event featured over 140 companies and organisations providing products and services catering to the over 50 market. Divided into four thematic zones – Live , Inspire, Fulfill, and Enjoy (hence L.I.F.E.) – the event covered practically every topic which active agers would be interested in.

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Embracing the Elderly Worker

February 8th, 2013   •   no comments   

Colonel Sanders opened his first KFC at the age of 65 (courtesy of the Bluegrass Historian)

Like it or not, we’re becoming a greying population.

With low fertility rates of 1.2, the ratio of young to elderly Singaporeans would decline in the decades to come. This has been highlighted as a critical problem in the much talked about White Paper on the Population, and a reason why we need to augment our population through immigration and to bolster our businesses through skilled foreign workers.
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Why Silver can be Sensational

May 17th, 2010   •   no comments   

Active Ageing award winners show the tremendous potential in the silver market (courtesy of mylifestylemap.com)

A recent news article in The Straits Times got me all excited yet again about the oldest but most neglected market opportunity.

Namely, the silver-haired (or seniors) market.
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