Understanding heart failure

Understanding heart failure

This condition does not mean that the heart stops beating. The heart actually keeps working but it doesn’t pump blood as well as it should.   Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally with more than 17.9 million people succumbing to the disease each...
7 common myths about psoriasis

7 common myths about psoriasis

Find out more about this skin disease and how you can manage it.   If you have noticed some flaky and thick patches on your skin that itch quite a bit, itching scalp and losing hair, you may be suffering from psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease...
“Ah Ma” at a bubble tea shop

“Ah Ma” at a bubble tea shop

Many of these shops have mostly young staff and are catered to the younger crowd but at this outlet, you will see a 70-year-old “Ah Ma” brewing the fruit teas. There is an unusual and pleasant sight at Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea’s newest outlet at Change Alley Mall. With...
Sharing her knowledge

Sharing her knowledge

A volunteer trainer teaches seniors online how to use navigational apps. When 60-year-old NoorJahan binte Kamaruddin noticed that some seniors did not know how to use navigational apps like MyTransport by the Land Transport Authority and Google Maps, she knew she had...
A warrior in the making

A warrior in the making

Anjang Rosli may have dementia but he is not letting it get in the way, as he has found a new purpose in life. When we are dealt a bad hand in cards, we need to play them out. That is exactly what 56-year-old Anjang Rosli is doing when he got diagnosed with mixed...
The Little-Old Cooking Club

The Little-Old Cooking Club

A Drama Box experience that bonds seniors and children over food. Food has a way of bonding people together whether you are younger or older, from a different race or even culture. That was what Eurasian artist Jamie Lewis wanted to do with her community dining...
Freelance caregiver

Freelance caregiver

Enjoy the flexibility, earn an extra income and continue to stay active. Freelance work can be a great way for seniors to stay active. You get to earn extra income and the flexibility freelancing provides, allows you to continue doing the things you enjoy as well. One...
Loving air plants

Loving air plants

This air plant collector shares how easy it is to grow air plants in your home. BY: Daniel Goh I own over 200 species and hybrids of air plants and I am fascinated by these plants, which are also known as tillandsias. These amazing plants belong to the great family of...
Dressing up

Dressing up

A Taiwanese couple has become a social media sensation, dressing up in their customers’ left-behind clothes. In late June this year, 31-year-old Reef Chang came up with the idea of getting his grandparents to dress up in customers’ left-behind clothes in their laundry...
A bad itch

A bad itch

Because of this pandemic, we have been washing hands and using hand sanitisers more frequently than before. However, this usage can turn into skin conditions for some.   With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have been encouraged to wash our hands and use hand...

First digital edition of Silver Arts

Seniors can look forward to a total of 15 daily programmes, with a diverse and engaging line-up of activities in English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and Chinese dialects.   The annual Silver Arts returns for its 9th edition but this time virtually. Presented by the...

NSA Roadshow goes virtual

The week-long event promotes lifelong learning opportunities. The Council for Third Age (C3A) will be taking its National Silver Academy (NSA) Roadshow online this year. This year’s virtual roadshow will be a week-long event which will be held from July 27 to August...
First-ever Book Dispenser

First-ever Book Dispenser

The Choa Chu Kang Public Library may be closed for renovation but residents can still access books and materials they love.   The Choa Chu Kang Public Library (CCKPL) may be closed for renovation and won’t be reopening until 2021, but residents can still access...
Second opinion advice from experts to cancer patients

Second opinion advice from experts to cancer patients

The service enables patients from the region to make informed decisions about cancer care, with the aim of expanding their treatment options and improving clinical outcomes.    Singapore medical start-up Oncoshot is partnering with digital healthcare provider...

Living in my kampong

A 76-year-old shares how it was like living 43 years in a kampong, and the simple and tranquil life. BY: Samat Sulaiman   I am a fourth-generation member of a family of fishermen. My family lived in the old Kampong Tampines that was once part of Pasir Ris. I have...