05 Jun '11, 1am

Role models for active ageing

Role models for active ageing

Madam Tham Leng Ho (left), 74, and Madam Dong Ya Ling strutting their stuff during a recent practice session of the Active Ager Fashion Catwalk Interest Group at the Toa Payoh East Community Club. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM 'SHOULDERS back, stomachs in,' instructed Madam Wang Xin Mei. 'Five, six, seven, eight...' And right on cue, 14 'models' catwalked across the studio in an almost straight line, held a pose in front of the mirror and then walked back to where they started. There was only one difference between these women and conventional catwalk queens - they were all aged above 40. Every Saturday, the Active Ager Fashion Catwalk Interest Group has been practising the catwalk at Toa Payoh East Community Club. Six members attended the first practice session in December last year. Under the leadership of Madam Wang, 60, and Madam Jenny Tan, the group is now 16-strong. Madam T...

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