The Celebration - Life Begins at 50 - The 2nd Seniors Festival 2023

The 2nd Seniors Festival 2023 had take take place for 3 consecutive days starting on 29th September (Friday) to 1st October (Sunday) 2023 at Atria Shopping Gallery, PJ. Organised by AMAZING SENIORS, it is the only festival in South East Asia celebrating Malaysia’s older generation.
The festival kicked off with an Grand Opening Ceremony and Press Conference on the morning of 29th September 2023.
During the opening ceremony Amazing Seniors will be launching their “Timeless Inspiration Awards”. The award will recognise outstanding senior individuals for their various contributions of excellence in their respective fields. The Timeless Inspiration Awards is about people who have created an impact on society and whose accomplishments have the potential to stand the test of time. The recipients of Amazing Seniors inaugural 2023 Timeless Inspiration Awards are: Datuk Mohd Nordin Mohd Khalid (Lat), Dato’ Khadijah Ibrahim, Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi, Ivy Josiah, Datin Paduka Sister Enda.
For the second year running, Amazing Seniors has carefully planned and put together events, such as talks by experts packed with up-to-date information that is relevant and applicable to Malaysian seniors. The experts will cover topics on investments, scams, retirement, wellbeing, and all things that can enhance our older community’s lives and lifestyle.

Amazing Seniors’s strategic partners for 2023 are Pacific Senior Living, Cagamas, Sunway Sanctuary, KL Wellness, Pure Med, Top Group, Pharm D, Curble and Beaconmart. Amazing Seniors also feature fun, enjoyable and inspiring performances by seniors because we believe that such activities bring meaning into our lives and to create long-lasting memories. These activities include Malaysian seniors singing, dancing (traditional and modern), performing on musical instruments, taking part in fashion shows and much more.
“LIFE BEGINS AT 50: THE CELEBRATION is intended to celebrate the joys of growing older while simultaneously raise awareness about the role that older adults play in our society as we progress into an aged nation. According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, as of the year 2020, adults aged 50 and above account for 21% of the country’s population and is expected to grow to 34% by 2040. Based on these findings, we feel the need for every Malaysian to recognize the key elements of successful ageing. 

Malaysia can unlock a host of benefits for the nation by: 
● Mitigating the economic effect of an ageing population by ensuring her people remain productive through their old age. 
● Expanding the consumer economy to provide the needs of older persons, some of whom will have a greater propensity to spend. 
● Creating a new economic driver for aged care and all its various adjacencies.” Shared Datin Jasmin Amirul, Amazing Seniors’ Co-Founder during the opening ceremony.

“Successful ageing can be multidimensional based on the interaction of 3 key elements which are the cornerstone of what Amazing Seniors platform aims to facilitate:- the avoidance of disease and disability; sustained engagement in social and productive activities; and maintenance of high physical and cognitive function. 

We believe we have an important role to play in supporting the nation’s transition to becoming an aged society by adding value through creating a strong ecosystem that can support those intending to retire and those who have already retired.” said Penny Low, Amazing Seniors’ Co-Founder.
Another event that was held during the festival was the “Amazing Seniors Talent Quest” which took place nightly over the 3-day period. The Talent Quest was launched on 15th July 2023, attracting a total of 114 entries. From the entries, 20 semi-finalists were shortlisted to perform live over the 3 nights of the Festival. Eleven finalists were then compete in the grand final happening on Sunday, 1st October 2023 at 7.30pm. The Top Eleven finalists were (in no particular order!):
Lee Jane Kim
Jessie Wong
Robert Tan
Tricia Lee
Lee Siew Bee
Sharon Teh
Subash Abdullah
Moses & Maria
Roger Khong
Nizam Din
Fab Four
Amazing Seniors has invited a distinguished panel of judges for the finals, which includes the renowned Dato’ Khadijah Ibrahim and the Queen of Comedy, Ms Joanne Kam. The winners won a total of RM74,000 worth of prizes at the Talent Quest, congrats!
The excitement stretches into the “Seniors Fair and Bazaar“ that took place on the 1st floor of the Atria Shopping Gallery Event Hall. Festival-goers can shop for food, artcrafts, personal care, fashionable wear, and even enjoy some karaoke, with a chance to win amazing prizes worth RM300,000.

The Amazing Seniors Festival aims to be rated rank as a highly anticipated annual event. A destination for the older community to come together to rethink, reframe, and redefine aging. A landing place where there is no age limit to having fun! We look forward to many more Seniors Festival oganised by The Amazing Seniors in the future.

For more information, go to Amazing Seniors Facebook Page.

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