Monday, October 12, 2009
Active Agers Awards 2009..Winners!
Straits Times online breaking news
Oct 11, 2009
6 active seniors win award
By Lim Wei Chean
Mr Sabapathy Gopalakrishnan, one of the recipents, organised the thrice weekly exercise sessions for residents of Tai Keng Gardens. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
WHO said once you get older, you get less active and slower?
Six senior citizens who won the Active Agers Award, a prize to recognise those who embody active ageing, proved otherwise.
Mr Chua Bak Siang, 61, Mrs Ruby Ng-Ong, 72, Madam Rajam Sadanandan, 62, Madam Zaibun Siraj, 62 and Mr Sabapathy Gopalakrishnan, 73, took home the Active Agers Award. Their accomplishments ranged from helping out in the community and going back to school.
Mr Sam Liu, 73, was given the Active Agers Infocomm Champion Award for being at home with technology and efforts to help seniors breach the technological divide.
The awards, in its third year, is organised by Council for the Third Age. The six received their awards from Manpower Minister Gan Kim Yong.
Mr Gerard Ee, chairman of the council, said: 'This is a group of remarkable seniors - active agers who truly live with zest and passion. We need people like them to convince others that you're not over the hill just because you've hit 50, or 60, or 70.'
Unk Dicko's Comment
I was invited together with my wifey D2. Had a reunion with last year's winners at the event held last night at the MARINA BARRAGE. Also met up with others from the C3A, Ogilvy, IDA and some key persons. Mr 90.5 ...Brian Richmond was the emcee again. Wonderful that we both had a chat and both felt we didn't look or feel a day older than last year! Haha!
Do check out my next several posts soon...with lots of photos and other interesting tidbits about this event.
My Heartiest Congratulations to all the 6 winners and to all the finalists ( runners-up).