Loan library for those with low vision

Loan library for those with low vision

SNEC patients can try the various assistive technology devices before purchasing the right one for their needs.   The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) officially launched its Smart Technology Active Ageing Resource (STAAR) corner at SNEC (Level 3) for those...
What is a cochlear implant?

What is a cochlear implant?

If you have severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss and have tried conventional hearing aids with little success, this may be an option. A 2017 study estimated that 422,000 older adults in Singapore suffer from hearing loss, and over 100,000 may have a disabling...
No more hearing struggles

No more hearing struggles

A retiree shares her journey towards getting a cochlear implant.   In her 20s, Audrey Heng suffered from deteriorating hearing which resulted in her having an operation on both ears. However, in her 40s, she experienced a sudden hearing loss on her right ear and...
Hooked on fishing

Hooked on fishing

Francis Ng started fishing back in 1993 and enjoys the “tug of war” with the fishes.   When Francis Ng moved to Pasir Ris back in 1993, he noticed a fishing pond right in front of his flat. Since he stopped radio control car racing as a hobby, he decided why not...
Is going plant-based a healthier option?

Is going plant-based a healthier option?

Be mindful to read the food labels.   There has been an uptick of plant-based foods in restaurants as well as in supermarkets. There are also a number of plant-based meats for those who want the taste of meat but a more healthier option. Ageless Online speaks to...
Local celebrities bring awareness to dementia

Local celebrities bring awareness to dementia

Dementia Singapore has partnered with Tay Ping Hui and Munah Bagharib as its first-ever brand ambassadors.   Local celebrities Tay Ping Hui and Munah Bagharib have become local ambassadors for Dementia Singapore (formerly known as Alzheimer’s Disease Association) to...
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...