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...
Leave no stone unturned

Leave no stone unturned

Many complain of the pain associated with kidney stones, which can range in size from a grain of sand to the size of a golf ball. Find out more about the symptoms and treatments.   A number of celebrities have had kidney stones, which can range in size of a grain of...
Living with more than just diabetes

Living with more than just diabetes

Retired senior banker Peter Lim not only has diabetes, he also has heart failure and partial blindness. He shares his story to bring more awareness.   Peter Lim never thought he could get Type 2 diabetes. “I often travelled to Borneo for work and led an active...
Rehabilitation tips for seniors

Rehabilitation tips for seniors

Have a smooth transition as you head home for your recovery.   The myth that ageing comes with a lot of pitfalls is one that needs to be changed. Health sciences and advances in technologies have proven that one can age well with optimal exercise and good nutrition....
Let’s do the flamenco

Let’s do the flamenco

Flamenco Sin Fronteras’ community outreach programme has more than 20 seniors doing flamenco dance moves.   Sixty-nine-year-old Florence Ng has never danced before. Last year, she saw a flamenco group down the block where she lives and they asked whether she...
Going solo

Going solo

William Oh has been solo backpacking for more than 30 years and has compiled his own ‘house rules’, which he follows diligently.   There are those who backpack and who enjoy being in the company of others. But, then there are those like William Oh who would...
New treatment for coronary artery disease

New treatment for coronary artery disease

The drug-eluting cardiovascular device moves more naturally with the artery wall.   US-based Elixir Medical Corp has come up with a new drug-eluting cardiovascular device called the DynamX Coronary Bioadaptor System, which may improve patients’ outcomes further....
A journey of perseverence

A journey of perseverence

Singaporean batik painter Sarkasi Said has had many lows and highs cultivating his passion.   If Singaporean Sarkasi Said didn’t end up being a batik painter, he would have become a lawyer, which was his second option. But thanks to his determination, he stuck to...
A blurry vision

A blurry vision

Age-related macular degeneration does not cause complete blindness but it can make it harder to drive, see faces and do close-up work.   Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition and is a leading cause of vision loss for those aged 50 and...
Making the world more accessible

Making the world more accessible

An accessible travel startup has added Singapore to its platform offering those with disabilities a chance to travel to places they might not have gone before.   A US accessible travel startup, Wheel the World has added Singapore to its platform which includes...
Night at the Library

Night at the Library

The National Library Board’s annual after-dark event returns with a comedic edition where you can enjoy in the comfort of your home.   The Night at the Library is an annual event that highlights the library as a lifestyle destination and social learning...
Seniors helping seniors

Seniors helping seniors

A TTSH programme of peer support leaders helps to encourage seniors in the community to lead more active and healthier lifestyles.   There are seniors in their own communities helping to advocate to other seniors on living healthily. One of them is 70-year-old...