2021

Today Online article: Go further to promote upcycling in Singapore (19 May 2021)

“Upcycling is different from recycling. Upcycling is the process of transforming trash or unwanted items into products perceived to be of greater quality or of some artistic or environmental value.” says Rachel Tan Wee Cho, participant of Upcycling Bag workshop at WINGS

The Straits Times article: New teaching guidelines aimed at helping seniors learn better (13 Mar 2021)

Launch of the Geragogy Guidelines

The Council for Third Age (C3A) and the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) have launched a set of guidelines aimed at producing an effective learning environment for seniors. The Geragogy Guidelines include teaching methods like peer learning which senior learners relate better to. Society for WINGS attended the launch on 12 March 2021 and we encourage our trainers to incorporate the guidelines when conducting courses offered at WINGS.  A copy of the guidelines can be downloaded from www.c3a.org.sg

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The Straits Times article: More women in Singapore seeking help to deal with menopause (6 Mar 2021)

“It affects your whole being – that’s why it’s so frustrating. But the word menopause didn’t even occur to me.” says Jane Koh, Pilates Trainer at WINGS.

2019

The Straits Times article: Needy children get mentors to help them read, level up in life (15 Oct 2019)

“Having roped in their friends, the Tans and four other volunteers crafted lesson plans and, along the way, roped in more volunteers from Society for Wings, a social service agency.”

Zaobao article: 寻找陪月“天使” (7 July 2019)

“康盛医院目前与慈善团体雅乐妇女会 (WINGS) 合作开办陪月课程。自2009年开办课程的WINGS是本地提供陪月培训的业者之一,学费1550元的五天课程, 由竹脚妇幼医院和康盛医院的医生和护士教导如何为产妇和婴儿进行产后护理,准备健康营养的陪月餐,以及处理人际关系与沟通技巧。”

The Business Times: Intergenerational lunch to celebrate International Women's Day (11 Mar 2019)

“IN celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, WINGS (Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully) organised an intergenerational lunch on Saturday to celebrate the lives of women who are over the age of 40…” 

2018

Lianhe Zaobao article: 哈莉玛走访妇女福利团体 (26 Sep 2018)

伍琳爱说: “通过这次的参观,哈莉玛总统对雅乐妇女会的使命和活动有了更深的了解。我们非常感激哈莉玛总统不断鼓励乐龄女性保持生活·活跃。”

CNA article: Confinement nanny trade turns professional to tackle diminishing job appeal (3 Jan 2018)

“The other, organised by the Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully (WINGS), targets women above 40 years old who are seeking nanny skills to assist their children who are expecting a new child, or to work as confinement nannies to supplement their family’s income.”

The Straits Times: A song in her heart (18 Mar 2018)

“Learning about song structure, voice projection and breathing techniques made me more confident about singing in public and I can better express myself through song.” says Madam Susan Teo, solo performer at 2018 Chingay Parade.

2017

Today Online article: More opportunities being explored for public to visit Istana: President Halimah (22 Oct 2017)

“For the Deepavali Open House, which drew 9,308 visitors, Mdm Halimah invited some members from active ageing non-profit organisation Society for Wings (Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully), who were guided around by students from Singapore Polytechnic.”

Lianhe Zaobao article: 哈莉玛总统探讨 让总统府更“亲民” (23 Oct 2017)

“哈莉玛指出,总统府拥有多个花园,是个美丽的地方,因此她希望让更多普通民众有机会进入总统府。 为此,她昨天特地邀请社会福利团体雅乐妇女会(Society for WINGS) 的19名成员前来,并由新加坡理工学院学生带领他们游览总统府园地。”