Updated: Dec 22, 2021
Are you over 50 and at a loss of what to do because of Covid-19? If yes, then this article is perfect for you! Today, we’ll be introducing you to 3 fun and enriching things you can do to keep yourself occupied during this holiday season!
1. Learn a new skill
Learning is a lifelong process and the holidays are a perfect time for one to learn a new skill, regardless of where you are in life! If you’re employed/ semi-retired, learning a new skill can future-proof your career by deepening your skills, knowledge and experience beyond your current qualifications and expertise, allowing you to remain relevant in any field or industry. If you are fully retired, this is the perfect way of developing an active, healthy mind so that you won’t feel bored.
One of the ways you can learn a new skill is through SkillsFuture! If you’ve never heard of it, SkillsFuture is a national movement to provide Singaporeans with the opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life, regardless of their starting points. Last year, a one-off SkillsFuture Credit of $500 was provided to every Singapore Citizen aged 40 to 60 as at 31 December 2020. You can use this credit for SkillsFuture@PA courses offered by the People’s Association, selected courses under National Silver Academy and more! All you have to do is log in to your Singpass account before you can sign up for any course you’re interested in. You can also find jobs on the portal if you’re considering looking for a source of income! More information on SkillsFuture and its jobs and courses can be found here.
Here are some possible courses to consider:
2. Navigate the Internet
If you struggle to keep up with the ever changing technology in society, this could be for you! Seniors Go Digital has launched a Seniors Go Digital Activity Pack where you can pick up skills like making online transactions, communicating with loved ones online, and protecting yourself from scams, which are increasingly important in today’s fast paced world.
You can choose to head down to your nearest SG Digital Community Hubs (locations here), where Digital Ambassadors will be located to provide 1-on-1 guidance on a customised package tailored to equip you for a digital life, or you could learn from their specially curated, 30-minute online interactive classes each week! More information and details can be found here
3. Become a brand ambassador
If you’re looking for a low commitment gig that can earn you some bucks, then becoming a brand ambassador with SampleLah! is perfect for you! Not only will you be able to exercise your creativity and tech-savvy skills through making content, you will also get to receive and try free product samples. SampleLah! is a Singapore-based startup that provides free samples for seniors in exchange for a social media post. Rest assured, all of the samples have been specially curated for the senior demographic, so you can browse with ease!
Wondering how to get free samples? It’s easy! You can sign up for free here and try as many samples as you want, as long as you leave a review on social media afterwards. Even better, if you end up finding a product or brand that you love, we can help you get into contact with them and arrange for you to use your social media to promote their products and become their brand ambassador! So what are you waiting for? Check out the samples available here and start creating content today!
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