In June 2016, WINGS became one of the 18 pioneer organisations of the National Silver Academy (NSA), the national learning platform for seniors. Learning programmes have since been offered on the NSA portal at subsidised rates for women aged 50 and above.

HappinessAct

Happiness need not be just a result of external events, it can radiate from within you if you learn to manage your emotions and behavioural patterns. Learn how to make simple changes to empower yourself, unleash your inner potential, and create happiness for yourself and your loved ones. You are only six weeks away from Happiness!

Dates: 10,17,24 July, 7,14,21,28 Aug 2020, Friday
*Please note that due to GE2020 (Polling Day), the workshop has been postponed from 10 July to 17 July instead.
Time: 2 pm—5 pm
Duration: 6 sessions x 3 hours
Registration Start Date: 11 May 2020
Venue: ZOOM Virtual Classroom
*This workshop is best experienced with laptop/desktop
Full Fees: $300
After NSA Grant: Online course: $30 (Onsite fees: $60)
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

*SkillsFuture Applicable

HealthAct

Your route to a healthy lifestyle, through a combination of food, exercise, and understanding of medical conditions that affect women.
You will:
• Learn how to eat your way to wellness
• Do suitable exercises for physical wellness
• Gain insights into common female medical issues
• Get a deeper understanding of mental health and how to maintain good mental hygiene

Programme Supported By:

Dates: 8,15,22,29 August, 5,12 September, Saturday
Time: 9.00 am – 12.30 pm
Duration: 6 sessions x 3.5 hours
Registration Start Date: 9 June 2020
Venue: ZOOM Virtual Classroom
*This workshop is best experienced with laptop/desktop
Full Fees: $300
After NSA Grant: Online course: $30 (Onsite fees: $60)
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

*SkillsFuture Applicable

Dates: Original Date: 5 March 2020, 12, 19, 26 March & 2, 9 April 2020, Thurs

Postponed Date for 2nd– 6th lesson: 2, 9,16,23,30 July, Thursday

Time: 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Duration: 6 sessions x 3.5 hours
Venue: 2nd- 6th lesson: Zoom Virtual Classroom
*This workshop is best experienced with laptop/desktop
Full Fees: $300
After NSA Grant: $60
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

MoneyAct

Be prepared for retirement by learning essential skills for financial planning, and how to manage your assets more effectively.
You will:
• Learn budgeting and saving techniques
• Build a more secured retirement life
• Make wise investment decisions

Dates: 16,23,30 Sept, 7,14,21 Oct 2020, Wednesday
Time: 2.00 pm — 5.30 pm
Duration: 6 sessions x 3.5 hours
Registration Start Date: 18 July 2020
Venue: ZOOM Virtual Classroom
*This workshop is best experienced with laptop/desktop
Full Fees: $300
After NSA Grant: $60
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

*SkillsFuture Applicable

Arts & Crafts: 3D Beading (Basic)

Learn how to bead your own 3D figurines—flowers, animals, fruits, etc. These beautiful and cute pieces can be used as decoration, key chains, bag charms and much more.

Trainer: Michelle Lai (Beads and Crafts)

Michelle Lai has 20 years of beading experience. She has conducted workshops for individuals, schools and corporations in the last 10 years.

Dates: 20 & 27 July 2020, Monday
Postponed till further notice
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Duration: 2 sessions x 3 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $110
After NSA Grant: $22
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

Arts & Crafts: Jewellery Beading (Basic)

Learn the advantages of Swarovski pearls and make your own necklace and bracelet.

Trainer: Ms Cindy Chen
With more than 22 years of jewellery making experience, she conducts weekly workshops and also manages 3 other trainers under Koi Ming Enterprise.

She is certified as SWAROVSKI Authorized Instructor.

Dates: 11 & 18 August 2020,
Tuesday
Time: 2.00 pm — 5.00 pm
Duration: 2 sessions x 3 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $130
After NSA Grant: $26
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

Arts & Crafts: Miniature Food Clay

Learn to make highly realistic food miniatures using air dry clay. Mould lightweight clay into shapes of delectable miniature foods, like Nyonya kuehs, bread, local dishes such as Nasi Lemak, Prawn Noodles and much more.

Trainer: Jess Chen (Jess Tan)

Jess Chen has more than 20 years of making miniature art. She has conducted workshops at various events, in particular, the inaugural Maker’s Festival at The Centrepoint in 2016, where she taught members of the public how to create miniature replicas of local dishes out of clay.

Upcoming theme: Nyonya Kueh & Bandung drink

Dates: 4 & 11 Sept 2020, Friday
Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Duration: 2 sessions x 3 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $180
After NSA Grant: $36
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

Arts & Crafts: Art of Paper Quilling (Basic)

Learn the art of paper quilling.

Session 1: Introduction to paper quilling, learn to use quilling tools and make basic shapes

Session 2: Practice quilling more coils and shapes, and decorate a template

Session 3: Apply various techniques to design bookmarks and greeting cards

Session 4: Design thematic pictures

Improve your focus and dexterity, hones your creativity and encourages social interaction.
*Box not included

Trainer: Jennifer Lim Wai Keng

Jennifer Lim is an arts & crafts enthusiast. She has attended art appreciation classes at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and actively keeps abreast of all kinds of crafts. She has been conducting arts and crafts workshops for WINGS, Brahm, and U3rd Age. She also shares her knowledge with other seniors and children at South Central Family Service Centre as a volunteer.

Dates: 15, 22, 29 June 2020, Monday
Postponed till further notice
Time: 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Duration: 3 sessions x 4 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $150
After NSA Grant: $30
Terms & Conditions: Women Only. 

Arts & Crafts: The Art of Decoupage

Decoupage is the art of decorating objects with paper cut-outs and paint effects. These cut-outs are glued to the surface and several coats of varnish are applied to give it a stunning, lacquered finish.

Session 1: Introduction to decoupage and the different types of materials used, make a book sleeve with PU material

Session 2: Introduction to decoupage on different materials, make a palm leaf tissue box

Session 3: Learn how to upcycle a glass bottle

Session 4 & 5: Display your creativity on a larger project – make a PU Fashion Bag

Engage in simple activities with your hands, stimulate your brains, and train your eye power. This course is therapeutic, promotes creativity, patience, social interaction, and perseverance.

Trainer: Doris Ho & Debbie Ang (My Art Piece)

Debbie Ang & Doris Ho are passionate educators and founders of My Art Piece. They believe that everyone has the desire and ability to create art. Seeking to inspire and nurture, they hope to give creative direction to others, and to use art to touch the lives of others.

Dates: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 Aug 2020, Thurs & Fri
Time: 2.15pm – 5.15pm
Duration: 5 sessions x 3 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $290
After NSA Grant: $58
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

 

REGISTRATION CLOSE – FULL

Arts & Crafts: Upcycling Bag

Use sachets and wrappers from Nescafe, Old Town, Milo, Super, and many more to make lovely bags! Do your part to protect the environment, while learning how to make a beautiful bag. Materials are provided for at this workshop, and at the end of the course, bring home your own beautiful bag.

Trainer: Adelene Wong

Adelene Wong loves doing handicrafts as a hobby and for charity. She has been a volunteer at AWWA, making upcycling bags for sale, with the proceeds going to AWWA since 2017.

Dates & Time: 7, 14, 28 August, Friday
1.30pm – 5.30pm
Duration: 3 sessions x 4 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $180
After NSA Grant: $36
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

REGISTRATION CLOSE – FULL

Arts & Crafts: Washi Egg (Basic & Advanced)

Learn the intricate Japanese art of decorating eggs with Washi paper. This Washi egg workshop will show you the ropes in covering real eggs with Japanese Washi paper. Decorate eggs in any style you want for any festive season.

Trainer: Adelene Wong

Adelene Wong loves doing handicrafts as a hobby and for charity. She has been a volunteer at AWWA, making Washi eggs for sale, with the proceeds going to AWWA since 2000.

Dates & Time: 3 & 10 Sept 2020, Thursday
Time: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Duration: 2 sessions x 4 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $180
After NSA Grant: $36
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

Advanced Creative Writing: One Step Beyond, Taking Your Writing to the Next Level

Take your writing, thinking and presentation skills to the next level. Those who have already experienced the Writing Through methodology are now invited to expand their skills through immersion in an Advanced Writing Through workshop. Push your writing to new limits through more difficult challenges, and expand your poetry and prose with an eye to possible publication – and all through the fun and gentle guidance of Writing Trough’s most experienced facilitators. Like Creative Writing with Writing Through the workshop, you will share your work and celebrate your accomplishments together. Each participant will receive a printed magazine, which includes all the authors’ works from the workshop. Each lesson is approximately 90 minutes long and builds on the previous session.

Pre-requisite: Creative Writing (Basic) with Writing Through

Trainer: Writing Through

Andrea McKenna Brankin is a professional writer and journalist who contributes to magazines and websites in Singapore and has written one yet-to-be-published non-fiction book. She has been a Writing Through volunteer since 2016 and facilitated workshops at social service organisations in Singapore and Vietnam.

Dates: 22,23,25 Sept 2020, Tues, Wed, Fri
Time: 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Duration: 3 sessions x 3.5 hours
Venue: Zoom Virtual Classroom
*This workshop is best experienced with laptop/desktop
Full Fees: $80
After NSA Grant: $16
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

Be a Montessori Educator

In this workshop, the participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skill sets to teach the English language using Montessori phonetic pedagogy.
With these new knowledge and skill sets, students could:
1) Seek new career opportunities in enrichment or tuition centres,
2) Set up their own business specialising in Preschool language,
3) Spend quality time to bond with family members through teaching children/grandchildren
*Exclusive of 3 hours of online session & 3 hours of Live teaching and Live classroom observation.

Trainer: Fiona Teoh

Ms Fiona Teoh has 20 years of childcare experience using Montessori phonetic pedagogy. She pioneered Montessori Language as a standalone curriculum, and called it Montessori Phonics. She has partnered with PA for hosting Montessori Phonics for the last 13 years. She is still actively teaching young students. Over the last 2 years, she has trained 2 batches of students for the proposed course. In addition, she conducted on-boarding Montessori workshops for a Montessori Centre in 2016. Fiona has diplomas in Montessori Method of Education and Preschool Teaching.

Dates & Time: 7, 8, 10 September 2020,
Mon, Tues, Thurs, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Duration: 3 sessions x 7 hours
Registration Start Date: 9 April 2020
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $850
After NSA Grant: $170
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

*Skills Future applicable

Back-to-Work after Retirement - Relearning skills to stay relevant in the GIG Economy

After you retire or stop working, you may discover that you want to return to work for an extra stream of income or for the benefits of keeping busy or maybe a chance of a second career. Whatever the reasons, you have now this chance to earn some income in today’s Gig Economy.
The Gig Economy offers many opportunities for Retirees or anyone to earn supplementary income through short-term jobs, or “gigs”.

This programme is to help retirees or anyone that wants to update their skills to be relevant in the current Digital Enabled economy. From Grab drivers and cleaners to website developers and lawyers to assignments on Online platforms the flexible system of the GIG economy are enabling people to take part in these jobs and get paid for their work.

Trainer: Serene Chua

Serene Chua holds a Bachelor of Arts from Washington State University. She brings with her more than 20 years of working experience in Procurement, Sales and Marketing, as well as training and consultancy in top leading US based MNC.

A recent ACTA graduate, she is now recognised as a skilled Training Professional and passionate about developing individuals to their full potential.

Date & Time: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September,
Tuesday, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Duration: 5 sessions x 3 hours
Registration Start Date: 2 July 2020
Venue: Zoom Virtual Classroom
*This workshop is best experienced with laptop/desktop
Full Fees: $450
After NSA Grant: Online course: $45 (Onsite fees: $90)
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

*SkillsFuture Applicable

WINGS Confinement Nanny Training

This course aims to equip mature women with up-to-date knowledge and practical skills for infant and confinement care to work as confinement nannies.  Learn baby and mother post-natal care, confinement food cooking, and value-added skills.

Dates & Time: 14-18 Sept 2020
Monday – Friday,
9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Registration Period: Opens on 20 July 2020
Venue: Thomson Medical & WINGS office 
Full Fees: $1,550
After NSA Grant: $750 
Terms & Conditions: Basic cooking skills required
Women 40 years & above

*Skills Future applicable

Normally you need to apply in person with your NRIC and cash/cheque (payable to Society for WINGS) for fee payment. Our office is closed at the moment in accordance to the MOH latest advisory.  For enquiries, please email May Tan at may@wings.sg.

Creative Writing (Basic)

Through the theme of the month, we will show you how to ditch your inner critic, uncover your creative thoughts, and write your own poem and short story by guiding you through a bespoke programme of techniques in a relaxed and supportive environment. While your poem/short story will speak to the month’s theme, what you choose to write is really up to you! A past experience? A dream? The future? Something you desire? You are only limited by your imagination!

Trainer: Writing Through

Charlotte McEleny is one of the facilitator for Writing Through in Singapore. She is a business journalist, with over 12 years of experience writing for and editing industry-leading publications. Originally from the UK, she’s been in Singapore for almost four years, having launched the Asia Pacific office for UK-founded marketing publication The Drum.

Date: 27, 28, 31 Aug 2020, Thursday, Friday, Monday
Time: 2.00 pm — 5.30 pm
Duration: 3 sessions x 3.5 hours
Venue: ZOOM virtual class
Full Fees: $80
After NSA Grant: Online course: $8 (Onsite fees: $16)
Terms & Conditions: Women Only
*This workshop is best experienced with laptop/desktop

Dementia Care

This foundational course aims to equip caregivers or persons interested to provide care to persons with dementia, as a volunteer or a community care staff with the knowledge to help them understand what is dementia and skills to manage the day-to day interactions with persons with dementia. Participants will also learn ways to take care of themselves as well as get an overview of the various resources available to support them in their journey as a caregiver for persons with dementia. Participants will:
a) attain basic skills and knowledge on dementia care-giving to improve quality of care and reduce care work stress;
b) learn about the meaning and importance of “Person Centred Care” through activities, they will apply basic skills to engage care recipients using strategies and activities taught in class to interact with persons with dementia and address areas of care eg: cognitive, behavioural symptoms to improve quality of care;
c) learn about common health and safety issues pertaining to dementia clients and strategies to ensure prevention, timely detection, escalation and/or interventions.

Trainer: Sandra Foo
Sandra is a Nurse Educator with extensive training and facilitation experiences in the areas of Caregivers Training, Dementia Awareness Training and Training of Community Service Support Workers and Befrienders, equipping learners with practical knowledge and skills to build their confidence and competencies in caring for seniors at home, at work and within the community.

Dates & Time: 22, 29 July, Wednesday
4, 11 August, Tuesday
1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Duration: 4 session x 4 hours
Registration Start Date: 23 May 2020
Venue: ZOOM Virtual Classroom
Full Fees: $500
After NSA Grant: Online course: $50 (Onsite fees: $100)
Terms & Conditions: Women Only
*This workshop is best experienced with laptop/desktop

*Skills Future applicable

Dining With Style

The workshop is designed to help you feel confident, comfortable and self-assured in social dining situations.

Pre-Dining Etiquette

  • Etiquette of guest vs host • Extending & responding to invitations • Dress codes • Arriving early/late

Dining Etiquette

  • Table settings • Placing orders • Appropriate use of cutlery, crockery, napkin & glassware • Styles of dining – Continental vs American • Handling “challenging food” (prawns & spaghetti) • Basic wine appreciation

The Art of Conversations

  • 6 keys to developing your conversational Skills • The power of acknowledgements & compliments

Post-Dining Etiquette

  • Concluding a meal • Settling the bill

Trainer: Gloria Tam

Gloria is a certified image consultant under Association of Image Consultants International. She is currently a part-time lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore Institute of Technology, teaching academic and business writing. She is also a corporate trainer in communication and business etiquette with organisations such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

Dates & Time: 5 June 2020, Friday
2.00pm—5.00pm
Duration: 1 session x 3 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $90
After NSA Grant: $18
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

Express Yourself Theatre Workshop

Through this basic ‘Express Yourself Theatre Workshop’, participants will explore the different stages and results of ‘Depression’ and ‘Dementia’. How are seniors coping?

At the end of the course, the participants will:
– Gain different perspectives on both Depression and Dementia.
– Learn to write and perform their own short monologues.
– Demonstrate confidence to express themselves

Trainer: Jeffrey Tan

An experienced theatre director of 25 years, Jeffrey has conceptualised and directed many local productions for Act 3 Theatrics, Action Theatre, Theatreworks, The Necessary Stage, The Theatre Practice and Toy Factory Productions. Some of the stage productions Jeffrey directed include ‘Open Homes’ for the Singapore International Festival of Arts (2017) and ‘Island Stories’ for the National Heritage Festival (2017). 

Dates: Original Date: 8, 15, 22, 29 April, &
6, 13, 20, 27 May 2020, Wednesday
Postponed Date: till further notice
Time: 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm
Duration: 8 session x 2.5 hours
Registration Start Date 8 February 2020
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $400
After NSA Grant: $80
Terms & Conditions: All are welcome.

*Skills Future applicable

How to Stay Resilient in Tough Times

With the increasingly fast-paced and rapidly changing working and living environment in Singapore, many adults are facing stress, lack of engagement and diminishing sense of well-being in life and at the workplace. This course aims to empower women to embrace and thrive over challenges that come with ageing at work, at home and in life to enhance their well-being and effectiveness.
Through this course, participants will learn:
1) What is Resilience and how it can help us to thrive in the face of our challenges at work and in life;
2) How our thinking processes affect our stress coping strategies and how to apply resilience
thinking skills to manage and thrive over adversities through the SPARK model and ABCDE method;
3) What are the eight common thinking traps and how they can influence the accuracy of our
thinking and resilience responding;
4) How to identify our belief patterns and ice-berg beliefs and how to develop a more accurate perception and responding in the face of challenges;
5) Calming and focusing skills we can apply quickly as a stopgap when facing stress;
6) Strengths assessment, strengths use and strengths development at Work, Home and other key areas of life;
7) Job Crafting, Positive Work and how to find Meaning in your work;
8) How to build and strengthen our resilience resources based on the science of positive psychology

Trainer: Jean Toh

Along with being a business professional with extensive experience with cross-functional and cross-cultural projects,  Jean has many certifications in Positive Psychology. Some of her certifications include Positive Psychology Coach (ICF, ACSTH) (Positive Acorn), and a certified SPARK RESILIENCE TRAINER FOR THE WORKPLACE (Positran + The School of Positive Psychology).

Dates & Time: Next run TBC
7-10pm
Duration: 4 sessions x 3 hours
Registation Start Date TBC
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $350
After NSA Grant: $70
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

*SkillsFuture Applicable

Homecare for the Aged Sick

This course aims to equip the audience with knowledge of the effects of ageing, common health issues, prevention and self care strategies. Members of the audience with elderly parents or loved ones who need care will also obtain an understanding of what to expect in their care journey.

You will learn:
– Strategies on how to cope with daily care, finding resources to tap on and how to detect and manage caregiver stress;
– How to adopt the right mindset and communication skills that can pave the path for better patient and caregiver outcomes.

Trainers: Tetsuyu Healthcare & WINGS

Dates & Time: Next Run TBC
1.00pm – 5.00pm
Duration: 4 sessions x 4 hours
Registration Start Date TBC
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $500
After NSA Grant: $100
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

*Skills Future applicable

How to start an Online Business

In these lessons, you will learn about the current e-Commerce Landscape and how to setup an online store.  

At the end of this course, the participant will learn the following:

  1. Understand The Current E-commerce Landscape and Opportunities
  2. Source for the right products that will sell
  3. Learn about setting an online shop

Trainer: Serene Chua

Serene Chua holds a Bachelor of Arts from Washington State University. She brings with her more than 20 years of working experience in Procurement, Sales and Marketing, as well as training and consultancy in top leading US based MNC.

A recent ACTA graduate, she is now recognised as a skilled Training Professional and passionate about developing individuals to their full potential.

Dates: 15, 22, 29 Aug, 5, 12, 19, 26 Sept, 3 Oct, Saturday
Time: 9.30 am – 11.30 am
Duration: 8 sessions x 2 hours
Registration Start Date: 16 June 2020
Venue: ZOOM Virtual Classroom
*This workshop is best experienced with laptop/desktop
Full Fees: $550
After NSA Grant: Online course: $55 (Onsite price: $110)
Terms & Conditions: All are welcome

*Skills Future applicable

REGISTRATION CLOSE – CLASS FULL

Dates: Original Date: 7, 14, 21, 28 March, Sat

Postponed Date: 27 June, 4,11,18,25 July, 1 Aug, Sat, 9.30-11.30am

Time: 8.30 am to 12.30 pm (7 Mar)
9.30 am to 11.30 am (27 June – 1 Aug)
Duration: 1 session x 4 hours (7 Mar)
6 sessions x 2 hours (27 June – 1 Aug)
Venue: Bishan Junction 8, Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office (7 Mar)
Zoom Virtual Classroom (27 June – 1 Aug)
Full Fees: $550
After NSA Grant: $110
Terms & Conditions: All are welcome.

*Skills Future applicable

REGISTRATION CLOSED – FULL 

How to stay relevant amidst change and beyond mid-life

To provide encouragement and inspiration for a positive mindset in women 50s and beyond, so that they can create new habits and positive beliefs about themselves for a more compelling future and a continuing zest for life.

A course that will teach women new life skills in the areas of their health, relationships, work and leisure.

Ideal for women in their 50s and beyond going through changes in their lifestyle and/ or career; the empty-nester and pre-retirement phase; women in transition or starting a new chapter of their life; women who are fully retired and looking for new meaning/ purpose in their second stage of life; also appropriate for team bonding and making new connections through experiential workshops with other women.

Trainer: Claudel Kuek

Claudel Kuek is a Certified Trainer of Canfield Methodology (USA), National Association of Writers and Speakers (USA).

She is a professional ballerina for 18 years; CEO of PowerMoves Pilates (health and fitness) for 14 years; Speaker, trainer and life coach for the last two years. She trained women of all ages and young people at Clarity, Boys Town, and Mastermind+ corporate events. She is the co-author of best-selling book ‘Success Breakthroughs’ with Jack Canfield.

Dates & Time: TBC Q4 2020
Duration: 4 sessions x 2.5 hours
Registration Start Date TBC
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $300
After NSA Grant: $60
Terms & Conditions: Woman only

*SkillsFuture Applicable

Image Grooming

Learn how to groom with style suitable for your lifestyle and line of work in today’s society. Participants will be taught on proper grooming etiquette and appropriate dressing accessories and colour coordination for various occasions as well as basic skincare & makeup (no hands-on).

Course Outline:

  • Creating an Impactful Impression
  • Poise, Deportment and Charms
  • Standing Sitting and Walking
  • Hygiene and Personal Care
  • Image Destroyers Awareness
  • Colour Analysis
  • Dress for Success
  • Hairstyles to complement face shapes
  • Basic Skincare & Makeup (no hands-on)

Trainer: Irene Lau

A certified Image Consultant by profession, Irene specializes in personal/corporate grooming, deportment, etiquette, style & colour analysis, makeup, anti-ageing, general wellness and skincare. In addition to wearing the dual hat of an Image Consultant and Beauty Pageant Trainer, Irene is also an Executive member of the International Beauty and Image Consultants Association (IBICA) and is engaged by the Association to help conduct educational seminars, conferences, and training workshops in the beauty, image and wellness industries. She has also been awarded by Global Image & Etiquette Consultants Alliance (GIECA) the title of Anti- Ageing Skincare Specialist in recognition of their contribution to the fields of Total Image, Total Etiquette and/or Total Communication consultancy.

Dates & Time: Next Run TBC
1.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Duration: 1 session x 5 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $150
After NSA Grant: $30
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

Journey of Digital Photography

Join this workshop to equip yourself with the basic knowledge of Digital Photography and the efficiency of handling a digital camera.
Session 1 — Classroom: Getting familiar with the camera and learning the basics of photography and composition (WINGS)
Session 2 — Classroom: Learning to edit photos either in apps or alternatives to Adobe Photoshop (WINGS)
Session 3 — Outdoor: Learning to shoot landscapes and getting good landscape images 
Session 4 — Outdoor: Learning to shoot in low light conditions with and without a tripod 
Session 5 — Outdoor: Learning to capture street images and document life in photos 

Trainer: Matthew Wong (Full-time Photographer)

Self-taught photographer, has been shooting for 17 years. Being passionate about photography, he spends a lot of time learning and honing his craft. He has a broad range of experience from being a photography instructor in schools for 8 years, to shooting for high key events for the Ministry of Home Affairs, Home Team News. His works were published on Minister’s Facebook page as well as The Straits Times.

Dates & Time: Next Run TBC Q2 in 2020
Duration: 5 sessions x 3 hours
Registration Start Date TBC
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $400
After NSA Grant: $80
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

*Skills Future applicable

Live360@WINGS

Gain knowledge and skills to enhance physical and mental wellness into the senior years. Through an integrated approach, featuring bite-sized activities, learn to adopt a balanced lifestyle to age well every day.

You will learn:
– About common chronic illnesses including dementia;
– Mindfulness practice to manage emotions, boost concentration, memory and improve relationships;
– Simple arts and crafts to help with hand-eye coordination and cognitive abilities.

Dates & Time: Next run TBC
2.00pm—5.00pm
Duration: 8 sessions x 3 hours each
Registration Start Date TBC
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $400
After NSA Grant: $80
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

*SkillsFuture Applicable

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course

Stressors are a common fact of life. In the well-researched MBSR course you will discover how you can reduce and prevent stress in your own life through formal and informal mindfulness practices.

A mindfulness-based approach to stress reduction emphasizes the helpful role that awareness and openness can play in facing stressors, and ultimately, leading a richer life. Rather than trying to make stressors disappear from life, or controlling them entirely (an unrealistic scenario!), we will try to learn how to become more aware of the stressors in our lives and how they impact us. Rather than rejecting or suppressing challenges in our life, we will try to investigate them openly. With kindness and self-compassion we will attempt to accept reality as it is in the here-and-now. On the basis of such openness and acceptance, and with the help of formal and informal mindfulness practices, we can then make wiser choices and develop thinking styles, behaviors and habits that are conducive to stress reduction and prevention, and to leading life more fully.

Trainer: Carmen Teo

Carmen Teo spent the first 15 years of her career in the corporate sector and had consulted for some of the largest F&B and Hospitality firms in the world. She started her mindfulness journey in the US in 2007 which accompanied her through a burnout and gradually transformed her into a mind-body practitioner since 2012.

Carmen is a versatile and highly qualified trainer being trained to teach MBSR under UC San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness, Workplace Mindfulness under TME (spin-off from Oxford Mindfulness Center), the .b program under MiSP, and Mindfulness for K-12 under Mindful Schools. She also holds Advanced Certificate for Training & Assessment (ACTA), a professional workplace trainer certification from WDA, and is also a Certified Yoga Instructor.

Please read before registering for the course

Orientation Date & Time: Next Run TBC Q2 in 2020
Course Dates & Time: Next Run TBC Q2 in 2020
Day of Mindfulness Next Run TBC Q2 in 2020
Duration: 8 sessions x 2.5 hours plus one-day weekend retreat (6 hours)
Registration Start Date TBC
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $550
After NSA Grant: $110
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

*SkillsFuture Applicable

Mind Matters Too

Empowering older women with knowledge on mental health from a women-centric perspective.

    1. Introduction to the state of mental health in Singapore
    2. Understanding the impact of stigma on people with mental illness
    3. Understand the signs and symptoms of depression and dementia, its prevention and management

Participants will be able to 

  • gain a better insight into Singapore’s state of mental health
  • recognise the impact of stigma on people with mental illness
  • identify the signs and symptoms of depression and dementia, their risk factors and complications
  • apply the caregiver coping tips

Trainer: Susan Tan

Susan Tan is a passionate health promoter and coach with more than 2 decades of experience in community nursing, health promotion, health coaching and gerontology. She is actively pursuing my passion in gerontology and health promotion.

She holds a Masters in Arts in Lifelong Learning (with a scholarship from the-then Workforce Development Agency Singapore, WDA), a BSc in Business and Management

Studies (2nd Upper Hon), a Diploma in Nursing, a WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education, and WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment.

Date & Time: 28 July, Tuesday
2.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Duration: 1 sessions x 3.5 hours
Venue: Zoom Virtual Classroom
*This workshop is best experienced with laptop/desktop
Full Fees: $75
After NSA Grant: Online course: $7.50 (Onsite fees: $15)
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

Salads for All

To make a healthier salad that could benefit health conditions like: indigestion, gas and bloating, heartburn and acid reflux, constipation, indigestion, low energy and chronic fatigue.

Participants will also receive training and information on the types of salads for health improvement such as constipation, bloating and gas, fatigue or low energy. The participants will also learn the skills of salad making and the tools.

At the end of lesson, participants will learn:

1) What are the properties of salad

2) The types of salads

3) The types of vegetables and herbs

4) Nutritional properties of vegetables and herbs

5) Salad dressing techniques

6) Asian and western style salads ( 2 types of salad will be studied )

Trainer: Ajuntha Anwari

Ajuntha Anwari is the founder of Medicine Woman Asia whose mission is to empower women through wellbeing education and leadership. Medicine Woman Asia is a platform for women to gather to learn ways to heal using natural and simple gifts from nature. She is a trainer and guide in the art of plant medicines and phyto-nutrition. She promotes the power of plants and teaches ways to include their healing in the food we eat and the management of our health. Ajuntha presents Medicine Woman Asia through workshops and speaking engagements at Community Clubs and Business Corporation here in Singapore and abroad such as Bollywood Veggies. She is currently writing a book “My Strong Medicine”. She travels in South Asia frequently compiling information on healing traditions, medicinal food and blogging.

Dates & Time: 11 & 12 August 2020, Tuesday & Wednesday
9.30 am – 11.30 am
Duration: 2 session x 2 hours
Venue: Zoom Virtual Classroom
*This workshop is best experienced with laptop/desktop
Full Fees: $100
After NSA Grant: Online Course: $10 (Onsite fees: $20)
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

The Art & Style of Looking Good

This workshop is designed to help you learn how to look stylish. The more we know about our body, the easier it is to look great. Looking stylish is not about following fashion, losing weight, being rich or going under the knife. It is about dressing to enhance what you love and conceal what you loathe about your body. Once you really understand the principles of dressing, the art and style of looking good becomes effortless.

At the end of the course, the participant will learn:
Colour Principles & Analysis
Wardrobe Personality
Body Shape / Body Scale
Dressing Considerations
Face Shapes – Basic Skincare / Hairstyles / Glasses/ Accessories /Necklines
Skincare Secrets
Personalised feedback coaching & in-depth skills on personal image management

Trainer: Gloria Tam

Gloria is a certified image consultant under Association of Image Consultants International. She is currently a part-time lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore Institute of Technology, teaching academic and business writing. She is also a corporate trainer in communication and business etiquette with organisations such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

Dates & Time: 22 June 2020, Monday
12.30pm – 5.30pm
Duration: 1 session x 5 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $150
After NSA Grant: $30
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

Tell Your Life Story with Electronic Scrapbook

The focus of the class is to empower participants with the life-long skill of scrap-booking to record precious moments in creating an electronic scrapbook with pictures on their mobile phones that will be turned into a slideshow, and in the process, allow them to rediscover themselves.

In this workshop, you will:
– Understand the concept of theme, planning and design layout.
– Understand the basic concepts of mobile photography, photos organisation and collage-making as essential elements of electronic scrapbook creation.

Trainer: Orchid Creative

Orchid Creative’s founder Cheong Lai Siong is an independent IT consultant, coach and facilitator. Leveraging on her 30 years of corporate management experience in the areas of IT and Business in a MNC. She had developed a methodology to help people to reflect, discover and formulate their own transformation agenda, using design thinking concept and digital tools such as photo journal and scrapbook. She conducts and facilitates customised workshops for parents, preschool teachers and the corporate. She is certified competent for ACTA (Advanced Certification for Training and Assessment) by Institute of Adult Learning in Dec 2017. She is currently a PA Trainer and conduct training in People’s Association.

Dates & Time: 9, 16, 23, 30 July, Thursday
Time: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Duration: 4 sessions x 3 hours
Registration Start Date: 10 May 2020
Venue: Zoom Virtual Classroom
*This workshop is best experienced with laptop/desktop
Full Fees: $265
After NSA Grant: Online course: $26.50 (Onsite fees: $53)
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

*SkillsFuture Applicable

Note: Smart phone is required for this programme.

Urban Permaculture

In this workshop, you will be empowered to recycle and grow organic food (veg and herbs) the easy way in built-up areas, from seed to harvest and maintenance. You will learn about:
1) Soil and soil mixing
2) Seed care and seedling care
3) Making your own organic fertilizer and pesticides
4) Harvesting and repotting of herbs
5) Stem propagation
6) Recycling of organic matter and composting
7) Setting up a compost bin
8) Working with Malaysian Blue Earthworms and Vermiculture
9) Growing friendly veg and herbs for beginners
10) Vertical setup and structures for growing
11) Growing in containers
12) Growing Microgreens and Wheatgrass
13) Sprouting in bottles
14) Brewing tea using herbs (Eg. Mint, Basil).

Note: Participants will received 3 different packets of seeds

Trainer: Balan Gopal (Herb in a Cup)

Balan is an experienced facilitator, having given Herb in a Cup workshops for many different organisations, including:

  • Singapore Art Museum
  • Indian Women’s Association
  • Telok Kerau Primary School 
  • Furama Hotel
  • and many more..
Dates & Time: 19 & 20 Aug, Wed & Thurs
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm (19 Aug)
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm (20 Aug)
Duration: 1 session x 2 hours +
1 session x 1.5 hours
Venue: Zoom Virtual Classroom
*This workshop is best experienced with laptop/desktop
Full Fees: $110
After NSA Grant: Online workshop: $11   (Onsite price: $22)
Terms & Conditions: All are welcome

UP2 - Growing Oyster Mushrooms & Vertical rack setups

In this workshop, you will be empowered to recycle organic matter as a base to grow oyster mushrooms, you will learn how to setup vertical racks for growing organic food (vegetables and herbs) the easy way in built-up areas.

You will learn about:
Session 1
Organic matter that can be used to grow oyster mushrooms
The life cycle of mushroom
Managing and using organic matter for mushroom growing
Industry standards versus home user standards
Mushroom spore inoculation and spawn run
Observation during spawn run to ensure successful colonization
How to trigger mushroom growth
What to do with the remainder substrate that did not become mushrooms
Harvesting of mushrooms
Session 2
Setting up of vertical racks for vertical growing in built up area
What are the benefits of self-designing vertical  racks
The recommended tools and materials for setting up vertical racks
Market standards and what is readily available in the market

Note: FOC your very own mushroom cup kit and a herb rack to bring home!

Trainer: Balan Gopal (Herb in a Cup)

Balan is an experienced facilitator, having given Herb in a Cup workshops for many different organisations, including:

  • Singapore Art Museum
  • Indian Women’s Association
  • Telok Kerau Primary School 
  • Furama Hotel
  • and many more..
Dates & Time: Next Run TBC
2.00pm—5.30pm
Duration: 1 session x 3.5 hours
Venue: 15 Joan Road,
“The Nature Company”
Full Fees:  $110
After NSA Grant: $22
Terms & Conditions: All are welcome.

Vocal Coaching by Rahimah Rahim

This workshop will start you on the journey to use your voice more purposefully. This journey will empower you with a greater understanding of both the technical and expressive applications of the human voice.

You will learn basic vocal training on:
– Breathing exercises
– Vocal Warm-ups
– Vocal Technique Workouts
– Ear Training – Major Scale

Trainer: Rahimah Rahim

A veteran performer who’s recently been inducted into the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame, Rahimah has recorded more than a dozen albums and was one of the most popular entertainers of the 1970s and 1980s. 

Dates & Time: 22, 29 July & 5, 12, 19, 26 August 2020, Wednesday
2.15 pm – 3.45 pm

Postponed till further notice
Duration: 6 sessions x 1.5 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $210
After NSA Grant: $42
Terms & Conditions: Women Only
Dates & Time: 22, 29 July & 5, 12, 19, 26 August 2020, Wednesday
4.15 pm – 5.45 pm

Postponed till further notice
Duration: 6 sessions x 1.5 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $210
After NSA Grant: $42
Terms & Conditions: Women Only
Dates & Time: 5, 12, 19, 26 February & 4, 11 March 2020
Postponed till further notice
Duration: 6 sessions x 1.5 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $210
After NSA Grant: $42
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

REGISTRATION CLOSED – CLASS IS FULL

Dates & Time: 5, 12, 19, 26 February & 4, 11 March 2020
Postponed till further notice
Duration: 6 sessions x 1.5 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $210
After NSA Grant: $42
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

REGISTRATION CLOSED – CLASS IS FULL

Vocal Coaching By Peter Tan

This workshop will start you on the journey to use your voice more purposefully. This journey will empower you with a greater understanding of both the technical and expressive applications of the human voice.

You will learn basic vocal training on:
– Breathing exercises
– Vocal Warm-ups
– Vocal Technique Workouts
– Ear Training – Major Scale

Trainer: Peter Tan

A celebrity judge, vocal instructor and founder of The Music Clinic Private Limited, has more than 12 years of teaching experience and a singing career that spans over 20 years. He was also the appointed as the vocal instructor for finalist of Project Superstar and Campus Superstar competitions. Besides being a celebrity vocal coach and a renowned performing artist, Peter is heavily involved in music production works.

Dates: Original Date: 4,11,18 May, 1,8,15 June, Monday
Postponed Date: 8,15,20,29 June, 6,13,20 July, Monday

Postponed till further notice
Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 6 sessions x 1.5 hours
Venue: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
Full Fees: $210
After NSA Grant: $42
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

Wellness Vegetarian Confinement Meals - Elementary

Enhance caregivers nutritional knowledge and food preparation skills focusing on plant-based meals necessary for prenatal and postnatal care. The course is especially targeted at caregivers who want to provide effective care and value add to confinement food for new mothers.

Trainer: Kampung Senang

Kampung Senang Charity & Education Foundation (Kampung Senang) is an eco-conscious charity with Institution of a Public Character (IPC) status reaching out to serve all people regardless of cultural or religious background through charity programs and education on holistic and environmentally friendly lifestyles.

Dates & Time: 29 August 2020,
Saturday,
10.00am to 5.00pm
Duration: 1 session x 7 hours
Venue: Kampung Senang (Aljunied)
Full Fees: $180
After NSA Grant: $36
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

WINGS KKH Toddler Care

Conducted by doctors and other infant care professionals from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, participants will learn more about child’s (2 mths to 18 mths) development, common health matters and safety, as well as feeding and nutrition. Besides tips on how to manage issues like teething and fussy feeding, participants will learn how to stimulate the child in the everyday home environment.

Dates & Time: Next Run TBC
9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Registration Period TBC
Duration:  2 sessions x 7 hours
Venue: KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Full Fees: $620.00
After NSA Grant: $124.00
Terms & Conditions: Women Only

*Skills Future applicable

Apply in person with your NRIC and cash/cheque (payable to Society for WINGS) for fee payment. For enquiries, please call May Tan at (65) 6250 1012.

华文课程

快乐行动
HappinessAct (Chinese)

快乐行动 (6 堂课)

你是什么性格类型? 通过了解自己,提高你的生活质量,并与家人朋友建立更良好的人际关系。在生活中有积极的想法和观点往往是让自己活得更快乐的关键。通过“快乐行动”课程,学习不同的技巧和策略,让自己活得更有意义!更精采!

日期与时间: 有待确认 Q2 in 2020
为期: 6 堂课 x 3 小时
报名日期 有待确认
地点: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
收费: $300 (全国乐龄学苑NSA补助前)
$60 (全国乐龄学苑NSA补助后)
附带条件: 只限女性

*技能培训补助

生活保障行动小组
MoneyAct (Chinese)

随着妇女预期寿命的增加,拥有正确的财务知识及讯息扮演着非常重要的角色。雅乐生活保障课程将为你的财务把脉,如何更有效的管理和规划您的财。

让每个女性活得更快乐,更有保障!
课程内容

日期与时间: 日期待知,稍后通知
地点: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
收费: $300 (全国乐龄学苑NSA补助前)
$60 (全国乐龄学苑NSA补助后);
附带条件: 只限女性

雅乐妇友会坐月保姆培训课程
Confinement Nanny (Chinese)

目的是让有意掌握最新,最先进坐月保姆知识和实践技能的中年妇女必要的训练,以为自己的家人或其他妇女提供专业的保姆服务。

日期与时间: 4月20日-4月24日

延迟到 8月17日-8月21日
9.00am—5.00pm

为期: 5 堂课 x 8 小时
地点: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
收费: $1550 (全费);
$750 (全国乐龄学苑NSA补助)
报名日期: 6月22日,星期一
附带条件: 40岁及以上的妇女

*技能培训补助

因为 Covid-19 疫情, WINGS 暂时关闭。请不要亲自到 WINGS 报名。
如有查询,请致电 May Tan,电邮 may@wings.sg

报名结束 Registration Closed

讲座: 优雅的宴会与餐桌礼仪
Dining with Style (Chinese)

这个课程将通过讲解, 互动, 示范的形式使你在社交用餐场合能增强信心, 自在和自信。
餐前的礼仪:-客人和主人家的礼仪, -致以及接受邀請, -穿着服饰准备, -时间观念 -遵守赴约的时间.
用餐的礼仪:-点菜单窍门, -桌面摆置, -西餐餐具的辨认与用法, -欧式和美式用餐方式, -善用挑战性的美食, -处理尴尬的场合, -品尝美酒基本指南, -人以人之间的互动
餐后的礼仪:- 宴席结束, -结账技巧

日期与时间: 日期待知,稍后通知
地点: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
收费: $90(全费) ;
$18 (全国乐龄学苑NSA补助后)
附带条件: 只限女性

讲座: 生命不留白- 用电子剪贴簿编织我的故事
E-scrapbook (Chinese)

• 利用手机上的电子剪贴簿程序,在指导员的帮助下把数码照片编织成变成剪贴簿和幻灯片。
• 了解主题,规划和设计布局的概念。
• 了解移动摄影,照片组织和拼贴制作的基本概念,作为电子剪贴簿创作的基本要素。

日期与时间:  日期待知,稍后通知
地点: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
收费: $200(全费) ;
$40 (全国乐龄学苑NSA补助后)
附带条件: 只限女性

正念减压课程
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course (Chinese)

正念减压课程 Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course 是1979年由美国麻省大学医学中心 (University of Massachusetts Medical Center) 附属减压门诊 (stress reduction clinic) 的Jon Kabat-Zinn博士所创立,以正念内观的简易技巧,协助患者用自己内在的身心力量处理压力、疼痛和疾病。过去二十年,正念减压持续在诸多医疗和以外的领域开展,例如心理學、教育、法律、商业、运动。

正念减压课程不仅能帮助人应付生活压力,减低抑郁和焦虑,提高免疫力,同时也能帶來疗愈、帶來转变、让我们重新掌握自己的生活活得更轻松快乐。

日期与时间: 2020年 举办, 2.30 pm — 5.00 pm
及一日静观 (6小时)。
报名日期 有待确认
地点: Bishan Junction 8,
Office Tower, #05-01 WINGS office
收费: $550(全费) ;
$110 (全国乐龄学苑NSA补助后)
附带条件: 只限女性

*技能培训补助

坐月子的养生素 (初级班)
Wellness Vegetarian Confinement Meals
(Elementary Chinese)

本课程的目的是,为坐月子护理人员配备最新的营养知识和食物制备技能必要的产前和产后护理。 本课程特别针对保姆 想要在坐月离期间为母亲提供有效的护理。 课程的重点是以植物为基础的健康膳食的制备。

日期与时间: 6 月27日 2020  , 星期六[取消]
10点到5点
为期: 1 堂课 x 6 小时
地点: Blk 106 Aljunied Crescent #01-205
收费: $180 (全费);
$36 (全国乐龄学苑NSA补助)
附带条件: 40岁及以上的妇女