Healthy for 100?

Healthy for 100?

Healthcare professionals say we will have a hard time coping with health-related expenses and prevention is the key. Nearly half of healthcare practitioners feel Singaporeans will be hard-pressed to cope with the health-related expenses of living to 100 as a greater...
Bringing care into the community

Bringing care into the community

Our SilverCare Hub brings together healthcare and social care providers to help seniors across different care settings.   Seventy-one-year-old Madam D has heart failure and multiple chronic conditions. She was referred from Changi General Hospital (CGH) in March...
5 wellness tips for this Chinese New Year

5 wellness tips for this Chinese New Year

Make these small steps for long-term wellness.  BY: Chua Kay Tse With Chinese New Year just around the corner, many of us might have started indulging in festive goodies but don’t let slip of our health resolutions. Here are top five tips to maintain overall wellness...
Life without Bernard

Life without Bernard

Bessie Yap shares about her husband whom she lost in 2013 to cancer, and her life after. BY: Eleanor Yap “I still miss him,” said 80-year-old Bessie Yap, as she spoke about her husband, Bernard, who passed away in 2013. The mother of two shared how the two first met:...
A one-stop health lifestyle hub

A one-stop health lifestyle hub

Nature’s Farm gets a fresh look and adds a number of new elements in the store and services.   Health foods and supplements retailer Nature’s Farm has rebranded, unveiling a new logo and a revamped flagship store at Parkway Parade. The brand has introduced new...
Exercise video for seniors launched

Exercise video for seniors launched

HPB produces video of seven easy-to-do exercises that focus on muscle strength and balance. The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has produced a 30-minute exercise video titled “7 Easy Exercises to an Active Lifestyle”. These exercises have been developed with the help of...
The fighter

The fighter

P K Krishnan has gone through stomach cancer and two strokes, and lives to talk about it in hopes of inspiring others. BY: Eleanor Yap P K Krishnan, 78, has gone through wars and survived. We are not talking about the Japanese war, but health wars – stomach cancer and...
An action plan for “successful ageing”

An action plan for “successful ageing”

A call to build “a nation for all ages”, shared a speech by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, and to open the conversation on ageing.   The Government has plans to put together a national effort to prepare Singaporeans for “successful ageing”, according to...
Youths teach seniors health management

Youths teach seniors health management

Part of the Council for Third Age’s Intergenerational Learning Programme, youths and seniors gained insight from each other.   Students from Republic Polytechnic (RP) and a group of 10 seniors walked away with an improved understanding of each other after...
The future of independent living

The future of independent living

With seniors wanting to remain as independent for as long as possible, there are a number of products coming onboard that can help do just that, including a robot. BY: Joseph Barratt   A robot designed to help seniors maintain high-quality of life was revealed in...
Life does not end at 60!

Life does not end at 60!

Bye-bye to the myths of old age, hello to a long lifespan filled with many productive years.   BY: Dr Patrick Kee   Life does not end at 60. The number of persons aged 65 years and above in the world will increase rapidly in the coming years.They will also...
Getting your essentials

Getting your essentials

New range of health supplements from the USA.   Beauty and health retailer, Watsons, has recently launched a new health supplement brand from USA called Life Nutrition. Founded since 1996, Life Nutrition develops supplements for the different needs of different...
Be an ambassador of health

Be an ambassador of health

Get healthy and at the same time, inspire others to get on the healthy path. BY: Tan Boon Leng   With a longer life expectancy, declining birth rate and rapidly greying population, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) has come up with a new initiative to engage and...