Women At 40 Webinar Series

Jointly organised by Society for WINGS
(Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully)
and ACCESS Health

Dates: Sat 20 Feb, 27 Feb,
6 Mar & 13 Mar 2021
Time: 10am – 11.30am
Platform: Zoom | Cost: Free

Women At 40: What Do YOU Want?

Ageing doesn’t have to be a dirty word!
Give yourself the gift of
being forty and fabulous with
our exciting –and FREE – webinar series,
Women At 40.
Learn how to achieve your physical, mental
and emotional goals as you get ready for your next adventure in life.

Webinar Schedule
Our Women At 40 webinar series will empower you to
work towards a healthier and happier life.

THINK POSITIVE
Sat 20 Feb 2021,
10am – 11.30am

Time to debunk the myth of “having it all!” Women in their 40s face particular challenges in caring for both their children and ageing parents, while continuing to focus on their own career growth and personal fulfilment.

Our experts will be sharing how a healthy perspective on expectations can help you take better care of yourself. Learn about the tools and support networks you can tap on to build the mental and emotional resilience needed to handle these challenges.

Speakers

LAI HAN SAM
Woman’s Coach & Founder, Lifework Global

Han Sam, aka Sam, is a life coach helping women going through mid-life transitions, gain more clarity, freedom and joy. Sam has more than 20 years of experience navigating the corporate world with a NASDAQ listed company, leading high performing teams and coaching associates in sales, marketing, operations, support and client management. These are valuable skills she brings to the coaching process.

LINDA CHUA
Clinical Psychologist, Kall Psychological and Counselling Services

Linda believes in helping clients realise their potential in coping with life difficulties and life transitions. She is part of a crisis response team and conducts training workshops on mental wellness, psychological first aid, and clinical related issues. Linda also advocates the promotion of mental health awareness and maintaining emotional wellness.

LILIAN ONG
Founder, Class Living & Women of Courage Asia

Lilian is the founder of Class Living & Women of Courage Asia, both of which are women-empowering platforms. Having overcome years of self-doubt, fear, post-natal depression and suicidal tendencies, Lilian’s life mission is to empower women locally and overseas, to live a life of courage, purpose and freedom – and equipping them with the skills and mind set to do so.

STAY STRONG
Sat 27 Feb 2021,
10am – 11.30am

As we approach middle age, our bone density begins to decrease, which raises our risk of osteoporosis. Bone health is an important and often overlooked factor that influences how women age and the lifestyle to be enjoyed in later years. By developing a healthy, active lifestyle with nutrition that supports healthy bones, we can avoid the risks of falls and other debilitating conditions.

Hear from medical, nutrition and exercise experts on how to care for your bones and set yourself up for many more decades of active living.

Speakers

DR. MANJU CHANDRAN
Senior Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, and Senior Consultant and Director of the Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism Unit, Singapore General Hospital

Dr Chandran founded the Osteoporosis and Bone Metabolism Unit at Singapore General Hospital in 2008. She also chairs the Singapore Ministry of Health’s Appropriate Care Guidelines for Osteoporosis Working Group, and is a Board Member of the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

DR MALEENA SUPPIAH CAVERT
Deputy Director, Clinical Education, National University Health System

Dr Maleena helms Education and manages Undergraduate, Post-Graduate/Residency, and Simulation Centre programmes at NUHS. A trained food scientist from King’s College London, Maleena has a special interest in nutrition for older adults and its impact on their wellbeing.

HOLLY KUZMIAK-NGIAM
Owner & Head Coach, Movement Labs

Holly holds certifications in strength training, run coaching, pilates, yoga, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism, and myofascial release techniques. Her specialty is integrating many movement modalities into customized, creative programming to empower clients to reach their movement goals. She is passionate about building supportive, movement-centred communities that support physical health, mental health, family, work, and fun.

READY FOR CHANGE
Sat 6 Mar 2021,
10am – 11.30am

Menopause is a process, not an event, and yet this transition is often overlooked by women in their 40s. Taking the veil off of perimenopause and menopause, women’s health experts will share what we can expect pre-, during, and post- menopause.

Our experts will also dispel common stereotypes and myths of menopause while taking an in-depth look at the physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual health changes that accompany this hormonal transition. Speakers will also address how these changes can affect – and grow – the relationships around you.

Speakers

DR RUKSHINI PUVANENDRAN
Senior Consultant with the Family Medicine Service as well as the Menopause Unit of KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)

Dr Rukshini specialises in midlife women’s health issues including menopause and osteoporosis. As an advocate of public education, Dr Rukshini often delivers educational talks in the community, to better prepare women for the physical and hormonal changes they may face in life.

DR CHUA TZE ERN
Head and Senior Consultant with the Women’s Mental Wellness Service at the Department of Psychological Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)

Dr Chua has a special interest in mood disorders, including those occurring during menopause and perimenopause. She is a strong advocate for mental health awareness.

DINCY LIM
Founder and President, Woman to Woman Menopause Support Group, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Dincy founded the support group in 1996 and has been volunteering as a menopause counsellor ever since, at KKH, at community centres and at Society for WINGS (Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully). Dincy’s approach is simple: every woman goes through menopause. Don’t hide. Just talk about it. Be bold.

GET TALKING
Sat 13 Mar 2021,
10am – 11.30am

Getting the communication right is vital in any relationship. When you are sandwiched between generations and dealing with physiological life changes that can affect your mood and relationships with people around you, keeping quiet may seem the less stressful approach. But it may not be the better approach.

Our experts share how our mindsets and approach to navigating the various life stages, which come with unique challenges and opportunities, and managing inter-generational relationships around us have to evolve.

Speakers

DR KANWALJIT SOIN
Orthopaedic and hand surgeon, and a former Nominated Member of Parliament of Singapore

Dr Kanwaljit Soin is Founding President of Society for WINGS (Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully) and also a founding member of AWARE, and author of Silver Shades Of Grey—Memos for Successful Ageing in the 21st century. With increasing longevity, Dr Soin believes it’s time to move away from the traditional linear approach in managing the life stages.

LINDA CHUA
Clinical Psychologist, Kall Psychological and Counselling Services

Linda believes in helping clients realise their potential in coping with life difficulties and life transitions. She is part of a crisis response team and conducts training workshops on mental wellness, psychological first aid, and clinical related issues. Linda also advocates the promotion of mental health awareness and maintaining emotional wellness.

CECILIA PANG
Chief Communications Officer, Sengkang General Hospital

Communications strategist with decades of experience in the corporate and healthcare sector, Cecilia is also President of the Zonta Club of Singapore, an organization of women executives in business and the professions. She believes women should learn to be less hard on themselves – and 40 is a good time as any other to do so.

About The Organisers

Society for WINGS (Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully) is the only non-profit in Singapore that empowers women to age well through programmes focused on physical and emotional health, financial security and forming meaningful relationships with the community.

ACCESS Health International is a non-profit think tank and advisory organisation dedicated to the vision that all people have access to high quality, affordable healthcare and a right to lead healthy, productive lives.