Elderly citizens of Singapore learn water sports skills

To keep elderly people active in their twilight years, the People’s Association (PA) launched a new programme ‘Silver Wave’ today which will help them experience the thrills of water sports.

Under the programme, people aged above 55 years will undergo a pedal boat orientation programme which teaches seniors the fundamental skills of operating the boat. The fee of the weekly programme is about SGD5 per person.

Silver Wave programme helps elderly people of Singapore to learn skills of water sports.
Silver Wave programme helps elderly people of Singapore to learn skills of water sports. Photo courtesy: supseniorenthusiasts.com

According to the press release issued by PA, “The pedal boats were selected for this initiative as the vessel’s design maximises safety and minimises physical exertion on the part of the boat handler – primary considerations for most first-time senior citizen participants.”

The aim of the Silver Wave programme is to engage about 1000 senior citizens yearly as part of the larger national drive to promote an active lifestyle for this category of population.

Each PAssion Silver Card holder can also rent Specialist CC vessels at SGD2 off the standard rental rates of equipments and vessels, the press release added.

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Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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