Falls prevention awareness campaign

Falls prevention awareness campaign

A guide has been developed to help seniors combat falls as incidence of falls rises with age.   The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has launched an inaugural Falls Prevention Awareness Campaign to provide seniors and their caregivers with five simple tips to reduce...
An unexpected trip

An unexpected trip

The author got more than she bargained during Thanksgiving Day.   BY: Dorothy Wilhelm   I didn’t do any travelling this Christmas. I took my trip for Thanksgiving. I had planned a Norman Rockwell-type feast with my son and his family. The house was...
Caring for the silver market

Caring for the silver market

Insurance plan covers basic accidental risks that elderly are prone to.   Insurer NTUC Income has launched a special plan to meet the needs of a greying population, which is expected to double in years to come. Called SilverCare, the plan aims at meeting the...
Stick ’em up

Stick ’em up

Putting the “fun” into functionality.   The Golden Concepts, a new start-up providing innovative products for seniors, has added Switch Sticks to its collection. It was showcased recently at the 50plus Expo. The Switch Sticks are created by UK designers and...

Anti-slip protection

Avoid home injuries by using these colourful stickers. 3M has launched the new Safety Walk Anti-Slip Floor Stickers (left and below, right) which feature four colour creations depicting animals and clover-leaf designs that fit a variety of age groups and preferences,...
Falls prevention

Falls prevention

A CGH nurse who contributed some tips in a booklet shares how to prevent falls at home and how to keep it at bay. BY: Eleanor Yap   Falls can be common as one ages. As Singapore faces a growing ageing society, the number of falls is likely to increase. Senior...
The right support

The right support

Walking aids are great for a senior to gain independence. However, improper use of them can cause him to fall and injure himself. Here are some things to keep in mind when looking for a walking aid.   BY: Eleanor Yap Not many seniors are aware of this but they may be...