History lessons

History lessons

Jean Wang has been a tour guide for more than 40 years and loves sharing to tourists about Singapore’s history and stories.   After 40 years as a tour guide, Jean Wang is still passionate about guiding. It is not just the history of Singapore that she enjoys...
Arthritis: Answering the what, why & how

Arthritis: Answering the what, why & how

While there are many different types of arthritis, the symptoms can be similar to one another but the treatments vary.   Arthritis is defined as acute or chronic inflammation in the joints. While there are many different types of arthritis, the symptoms can be...
Depression amongst men

Depression amongst men

Men with depression may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope, and they are also at a higher risk of suicide.   Depression is a common mental disorder which negatively affects how you feel, think or act. It is estimated that about five percent of adults suffer from...
A ray of sunshine

A ray of sunshine

Belinda Sunshine Yeo is spreading her bubbly personality and sharing her trademark scarf around her neck to Singapore!   Belinda Yeo is a firecracker. With a bubbly personality, and not afraid to tell it like it is, her brand of sunshine (her nickname, by the...
Financial abuse of seniors – don’t be a target!

Financial abuse of seniors – don’t be a target!

Two cautionary tales and some pre-emptive fixes.   Are you over 50 years old and depending on someone to take care of you and manage your financial affairs? If you are, you may be at risk of financial abuse. If you or your loved one is reading this, we hope this...
Tattoo regrets?

Tattoo regrets?

There are many different options to remove a tattoo. People get tattoos for many reasons – these could be cultural, personal, a decision made on a whim, or simply because they like a design. With just as many reasons why people get tattoos, there are just as many...
Adopt a green lifestyle

Adopt a green lifestyle

There is lots we can do including these nine tips.   We often see or hear about young people driving the sustainability movement, but I’ve also seen how many from the older generation have long led green lifestyles. Having grown up in a period of financial...
Visco-supplementation treatment

Visco-supplementation treatment

A treatment for knee arthritis which is a temporary measure to delay eventual surgery.   Osteoarthritis (OA), or degenerative arthritis, is the most common form of arthritis. While OA can affect almost any joint in the body, it occurs most frequently in the...
Plantar fasciitis – what is it and should we care?

Plantar fasciitis – what is it and should we care?

Find out what you can do to treat that pain in your heels.   Feeling a sharp pain in your heels especially when you wake up in the morning and plant your feet on the ground? That may just be plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar...
Dealing with ups & down

Dealing with ups & down

A Pioneer Generation member shares his two health issues and the lessons he learned from them.   I confess that I am no health nut. I observe no fancy diet and generally eat what I please. I have been fortunate to be blessed with a slim profile though, and for...
‘Granfluencers’ breaking stereotypes

‘Granfluencers’ breaking stereotypes

Seniors embracing ageing through social media are capturing the hearts of fans of all ages globally.   ‘Granfluencers’ are social media influencers who are seniors. You can recognise them by their innovative, energetic and positive approach towards embracing life...
Aids for those with low vision

Aids for those with low vision

There are optical aids and other ways where one with low vision can continue to live independently.   Low vision refers to vision impairment that cannot be improved by glasses, contacts lens, medication or surgery. A person with low vision can have a variable...
Vaccination tips

Vaccination tips

Advice on recommended vaccines for seniors and tips for care.   Less than one in every four adults aged 65 to 79 will get vaccinated against influenza and other diseases, according to the National Health Population Survey 2018/19. This is a worrying statistic...
Prepare yourself for the flu season

Prepare yourself for the flu season

Four ways to protect yourself and your loved ones naturally.   The weather has been getting colder with the January monsoon season upon us. Apart from keeping us wrapped up at home, wind chills can also bring an increased risk of catching the flu due to the...
5 simple tips to limit your ‘holiday indulgence’

5 simple tips to limit your ‘holiday indulgence’

Don’t use this festive season to postpone your healthy choices.   With the festive season coming our way, coupled with the stressors from 2020, most people would likely use the holidays as an excuse to postpone their healthy choices, giving up on their current...