Cool beans

Cool beans

When Richard Koh got retrenched, he still had a lot of energy so he tried his hand at the coffee business.   Richard Koh never thought he would start a business. He imagined working for a company and someday, retiring. But life is unpredictable. In June 2016, he...
Talking about intimacy

Talking about intimacy

A group of women aged 59 to 82 share their thoughts in a segment called Not Grey: Intimacy, Ageing and Being as part of the Festival of Women N.O.W. 2021.   “As ageing women invisibilised in today’s world, what does it mean to be in life, to feel closeness to...
Coming full circle

Coming full circle

Gary Teo was a caregiver for his mother and sister who had dementia and now he is helping clients with dementia.   Dementia is something 77-year-old Gary Teo knows quite a bit about. Five years before his mother, Lim Geok Lam, passed away in 2007, he shared that...
Understanding older workers

Understanding older workers

A report brief by the Centre for Ageing Research and Education on the triumphs and tribulations of older workers.   Over the last two decades, there is an increasing trend of rising employment of older workers in Singapore’s workforce. The number of older workers...
A day at the arcade

A day at the arcade

When you are giving your brain a workout, you are physically working out too and you don’t realise it.   You feel you have stepped into a gym arcade where you don’t have to put coins in the machines and you can try all kinds of machines, some which I have never...
Wearables & its future to seniors

Wearables & its future to seniors

A new report shows barriers to adoption, however this will change in coming years as broad market acceptance will drive the interest among the 65+ population.   Wearables are nothing new except in how they are being used, according to a new report on the future...
Get protected against pneumonia


Get protected against pneumonia


Pneumonia is the second leading cause of death in Singapore and it can be prevented by getting vaccinated.   Pneumonia is a serious inflammatory condition of the lungs. It represents a significant healthcare issue in Singapore, and is a common cause of...
Coping with TB

Coping with TB

Last year, Zam Zam Binte Juma’at was diagnosed with TB. With a little incentive, she has kept on course with her treatment.   Last year in June, 73-year-old Zam Zam Binte Juma’at experienced chest pain on her right side and had trouble breathing. She and her...
Getting protected

Getting protected

With age being one of the risk factors for pneumonia, Singaporean artiste leaves nothing to chance.   With pneumonia being the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of hospitalisation in Singapore, seniors aged 65 and above are at higher risk...
Download your favourite icon

Download your favourite icon

Familiar faces make up a campaign shareable GIF sticker series.   You can still get your favourite icon. BBH Singapore and non-profit AWARE launched a campaign shareable GIF sticker series on International Women’s Day to elevate Singapore women role models. The...
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Two seniors share their experiences on getting the COVID-19 vaccine.   Seniors islandwide have been getting vaccinated, with some soon to be getting their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to a Yahoo news article, Senior Minister of State for Health...
COVID vaccination for seniors

COVID vaccination for seniors

Get the lowdown about these vaccines and why you should consider getting vaccinated.   COVID-19 vaccinations have already begun for the seniors with those over 70 started getting vaccinated in February and those between 60 and 69, end of March. Still some are...
More ‘die-logues’ around end-of-life issues

More ‘die-logues’ around end-of-life issues

A new graphic novel addresses these complex, weighted questions.   Is life-sustaining treatment always the best way forward? A conversation about death is often difficult to broach – where and when do we begin to talk about the end-of-life planning for our loved...
A “surprise”

A “surprise”

This 79-year-old never thought he would get kidney stones as he takes sufficient fluid and has no family history.   Chow Tien Choong drinks eight glasses of water every day. So, it came as a surprise when he was diagnosed last year with kidney stones as...