Awareness of Macular Diseases (AMD) Week 2018
Date: October 13 – 19 (Saturday – Friday)

Macular disease including age-related macular degeneration, and diabetes may worsen your vision and cause blindness. Check your eyes. Learn about macular diseases. Early detection saves sight. On October 13, there is the launch of AMD Week from 7.30am to 12pm at Level 1, Community Plaza, Kampung Admiralty, 676 Woodlands Drive 71. There will be a brisk walk, Zumba workout and health carnival on that day.

Other activities:

  • National eye screening – The nominal fee is S$10 and is for those age 50 and above, and for persons with diabetes who have not screened for eye conditions for the past one year.
  • Public forums – These are happening all the way till November. To find out the details, go to

Singapore Patient Conference 2018
Date: October 19 (Friday)
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Venue: Tan Tock Seng Hospital

The theme of this year’s sixth patient conference is centred on “Active Ageing for Life!” To successfully age-in-place in the community, it is important for our seniors to be activated and empowered with better knowledge, skills and confidence to care for one another in the community. Caregivers in various settings can benefit from working closer together to co-create a conducive ecosystem for a self-renewing community of care, anchored by the philosophy of “seniors for care, care for seniors”.

At the core of the active ageing agenda, we hope to delay frailty, or to ensure that the frail elderly can be well-supported. From the nurse in the polyclinic to the volunteer at the senior activity centre, reaching out to the frail in the community does not stop at healthcare institutions nor social service partners. Age-related frailty can be a treatable and preventable health problem through adoption of proper lifestyle and adequate physical, mental and social activities; individually and together in the community.

While “many hands” may be useful, it is working “hand-in-hand” through a system-wide perspective that will allow more partners to come together, to build resilience in the community that allows everyone to stay well, age well and live well. For more information, go HERE.


HEH Lunchtime Talk: Is breast screening important throughout a woman’s lifetime?
Date: October 19 (Friday)
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Venue: National University Hospital, 1 Main Building, O & G Seminar Room, Level 6 (between Wards 61 & 63)

Some of the common questions many women have at health screenings are: “Is breast mammography important?”, “My results have been normal so far, can I do it later?” or “The process is quite painful, isn’t it?”.

Learn about the need for timely mammography. This talk addresses some common concerns and myths about the procedure so as to put you at ease for your next mammogram.

Registration is required. Contact: 6772 2184.


Gastrointestinal Cancer Awareness
Date: October 20 (Saturday)
Time: 9am – 12.30pm (doors open at 8am)
Venue: Tan Tock Seng Hospital Theatrette, Level 1

The topics include:

  • Pancreas cancer.
  • Stomach & esophagus cancer.
  • Liver cancer.
  • Colorectal cancer.

Please contact Pamela Yeo at 6357 7835 during office hours . If you have further inquiries, e-mail to


Be a Superhero! Protect Your Bones!
Date: October 20 (Saturday)
Time: 9am – 12pm
Venue: Medical Students Centre (MSC) Conference Room, Block 1 Level 3, Singapore General Hospital
Fee: S$5

Don’t wait till you break your bone. Be a superhero and protect your bones. The topics include:

  • Osteoporosis: The silent disease. Why you should sit up and take notice.
  • Build your bone bank: How to do it through your diet.
  • Protect against a fractured future! Buffing up your bones with exercise.
  • Who is a bone bright head? Quiz on bone health.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please call 6635 7911.


HEH Lunchtime Talk: Breast Cancer – Am I at risk?
Date: October 26 (Friday)
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Venue: National University Hospital, 1 Main Building, O & G Seminar Room, Level 6 (between Wards 61 & 63)

Breast cancer is the most common cancer amongst women in Singapore. However, early detection and treatment can save lives.

This talk will discuss common risk factors for breast cancer and how you can take steps towards prevention and early detection.

Registration is required. Contact: 6772 2184.


Freedom From Pain
Date: October 27 (Saturday)
Time: 12.30pm – 4.45pm
Venue: SGH, Deck on 9, Block 6 Level 9 (lift access from Block 6/7)

Chronic pain has an impact on the physical, functional, emotional, psychological state of an individual. To some, it is a disabling and debilitating condition. Find out about the different pain conditions and how you can overcome pain.

The topics include:

  • 10 most common pain and their treatment.
  • Latest treatment of neck and back pain
  • Role of physiotherapy in pain management.
  • Can acupuncture help my pain?

Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, e-mail your name and contact number to: or call 6326 5968 (from Mon-Fri, 9.30am to 5pm).


CPF Retirement Planning Roadshow 2018
Date: November 10 & 11 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 11am – 6pm
Venue: Suntec City West Atrium

Learn how you can be ready for your future, pick up must-know CPF tips and win exciting premiums through the fun and interactive activities.

  • Find out how much you need to save for your future with the Retirement Estimator.
  • See which CPF LIFE plan best suits your retirement needs.
  • Use our interactive tools to learn how to build your CPF savings and that of your loved ones. What’s more, get the latest updates on CPF schemes.
  • Speak to a CPF officer to get your questions answered and find out how to stay connected with us.

Any queries, fill the feedback form HERE.