Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Scottish seniors dance group among performers at YMCA Silver Fiesta 2015 to promote active ageing

Photo Credit: PRIME (UK)

This year, over 700 senior citizens from 19 Voluntary Welfare Organisations will be participating in YMCA Silver Fiesta 2015. They will be befriended by more than 400 youth volunteers from various secondary to tertiary institutions.

Inaugurated in 2012, the annual YMCA Silver Fiesta engages youth volunteers to facilitate intergenerational bonding and promote active-ageing amongst senior citizens through arts and cultural based programmes including performances, handicraft and games. To date, YMCA Silver Fiesta has enriched the lives of some 2,000 senior citizens with the support of over 1,500 youth volunteers.

This year’s event features performances by local senior citizen groups including a percussion performance by Apex Harmony Lodge, a flower show by Thong Kheng Seniors Activity Centre (Queenstown) and a Zumba performance by Tembusu Happy Feet (Tembusu Seniors Activity Centre). In addition to the performances, other activities for senior citizens’ participation at the two-day Fiesta include digital games, patchwork crafts, bangle making and more. 

PRIME (UK) a contemporary dance group from Scotland comprising nine dancers over the age of 62, is amongst a line-up of performing groups formed by senior citizens who will take to the stage at YMCA Silver Fiesta 2015 to promote active ageing.  It is scheduled to perform on 10 September at 2.15pm.

PRIME (UK) is specially brought in by the National Arts Council for Silver Arts 2015.  For the full suite of PRIME (UK) performances, please head down to the National Library Building, The Plaza on 12 and 13 September 2015 at 1500 hours.  More information on PRIME (UK) and Silver Arts 2015 is available at

YMCA Silver Fiesta 2015 is an event of Silver Arts 2015.

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