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...
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...