SINGAPORE: On Sunday (Oct 15), the Workers’ Party Community Fund (WPCF) held a “Healthy Aging Event” in front of Heartland Mall, Kovan City. The activity, which included a “dancercise”, was attended by party chair Ms Sylvia Lim and vice chair Mr Faisal Manap, and what made it even more special was that Mr Faisal’s wife, Aidah, led the dancing.

“Sunday morning salsation! And the instructor is none other than Ms Aidah, aka Mrs Faisal Manap! This is part of WP Community Fund’s Healthy Aging Event @ Kovan City. Happening now! #WPCF #乐龄健康日,” wrote Ms Lim, 60, in an Oct 15 Instagram post.


Healthy Aging Day @Aljunied GRC. MP Faisal and Sylvia joined our seniors for morning exercise and healthy eating workshop. #wpsg #healthyaging

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Little is known about Mr Faisal’s family other than that he and his wife have two children—a son and a daughter. In July, the Aljunied GRC MP was hospitalized due to a cardiac condition. He resumed his duties last month after taking some time off to recover.

This is the second such activity that the WP Community Fund has recently held, with the first on Oct 7, a joint project by Kaki Bukit Grassroots and the WPCF. Mr Faisal, 48, attended this event as well.

“We are thrilled to share how this incredible day encouraged small but impactful lifestyle changes. From simple dance steps, how to choose your groceries wisely to canvas painting, every step counts on the path to a healthier, more active life,” the WPCF wrote in an Oct 8 social media post, adding, “Our participants discovered that it’s never too late to embrace a vibrant lifestyle. Watch the video and be inspired to make those small changes that can lead to a lifetime of better health and happiness. Start your journey to a healthier you today!”

The Oct 15 activity, Healthy Aging Day, was organized by the WPCF and the Serangoon and Paya Lebar divisions of Aljunied GRC, which makes it no surprise that Ms Lim, who oversees the Paya Lebar ward, and Mr Faisal, MP for Kaki Bukit, took part in the event.


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The WPCF again posted a short video from the Healthy Aging Day event, encouraging seniors to embrace a healthful lifestyle by writing, “age is just a number, and life is a fantastic journey!… Our event video showcases vibrant seniors having a blast – dancing, nutritionist talk, and mingling! Let’s make aging an art, not a science. Discover the fountain of youth in laughter, learning, and connections.”

The WPCF added that its next event is on Nov 25 at Sengkang, the other GRC held by the Workers’ Party. /TISG

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