SINGAPORE - In a first for Singapore, an exhibition is being organised to promote active ageing and shed a light on end-of-life preparations.
The exhibition Life Matters, to be held from May 5 to 6 this year, is intended for individuals belonging to the silver generation who want to find out more about matters relating to health, wellness and activities available to them.
It also provides practical services to guide them and their families through the process of approaching the close of life's journey.
In line with the exhibition, members of the public are also invited to take part in three contests with a theme of shedding a positive light on the ageing process: a coffin art, photography and singing competition.
Undoubtedly one of the more fascinating displays to feature in the exhibition, the coffin art contest involves participants submitting designs, which will then be laminated on actual coffins.
These coffins will then be donated to hospices affiliated with one of Life Matters' sponsors, Singapore Casket.
The best creation stands to win a prize of up to $2,000.
Photography-loving participants can also capture shots showing how life matters to them in the "Shoot for Life" competition, and stand to win the top prize of $1,000.
Lastly, there will be a “Golden Voices” singing competition for those aged 50 years or older.
The Life Matters exhibition will be open from 10am to 8pm at the Suntec Convention Hall 402. Admission is free.
Individuals who are interested in registering for any of the three contests mentioned above can sign up by April 21 for the first two competitions, and by April 14 for the singing competition at www.cats.com.sg/LifeMatters, under the “Activities” tab.
Those keen on the Golden Voices singing competition can also mail in the entry forms published in The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao and Shin Min Daily News.