Retire with a purpose – volunteer

Retire with a purpose – volunteer

This year’s National Senior Volunteer Month is going virtual and will have a number of virtual talks on health, IT, finance and volunteering. Learn more about becoming an effective volunteer and staying mentally sharp during this year’s National Senior Volunteer Month...
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...
New work culture

New work culture

Cigna findings reveal that the 9 to 5, five-day week unlikely to return. More people across the word are feeling that life will never be the same again, according to Cigna Global Impact Study, which was carried out in June and tracked people’s health and well-being...
Mobile access for seniors

Mobile access for seniors

Assistance to those who need support to obtain smartphone and mobile plans.   The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has come up with a scheme called the Mobile Access for Seniors which provides financial help to eligible seniors who need support to...
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...
Impact of COVID on Singapore’s older adults

Impact of COVID on Singapore’s older adults

SMU uncovers behaviour and attitudes of seniors in response to the COVID-19 environment in Singapore. Worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has jolted the daily lives of many. Particularly during the circuit breaker period which took effect from April 7, Singaporeans have...
SGH helps frail senior patients PREPARE for surgery

SGH helps frail senior patients PREPARE for surgery

This allows these patients to have a faster and better recovery. Preparing for surgery is like getting ready for a marathon. The fitter and better prepared one is, the faster and better recovery will be. And that is what the Perioperative Programme for Elderly...
Fight against breast cancer

Fight against breast cancer

Yakult joins in the fight, doing public education and outreach efforts with their Yakult ladies.   Yakult is taking a stand against breast cancer by raising awareness in the community with its new “Fight Breast Cancer” campaign. The campaign, which will take...
Being alone in your thoughts

Being alone in your thoughts

When one has solitude and time to reflect and think, a problem can arise. BY: Dr Mok Yee Ming Singaporeans are known for several things, but we are particularly known for our passion in shopping and food, and that has been sufficient in filling the lives and thoughts...
Dressing up

Dressing up

A Taiwanese couple has become a social media sensation, dressing up in their customers’ left-behind clothes. BY: Eleanor Yap 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...
Learning lessons from COVID-19

Learning lessons from COVID-19

The pandemic anxieties have prompted healthier, fitter lifestyles in Asia, according to a Manulife survey.   Amid the anxiety and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, insurance customers across Asia are starting to adopt healthier lifestyle habits in terms...
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...
Commemorating Singapore’s 55th birthday

Commemorating Singapore’s 55th birthday

The National Library Board has lined up an array of activities for you and the family.   In the month of August 2020, the National Library Board (NLB) has lined up an array of activities for you and the family to commemorate Singapore’s 55th birthday. From...
Lowering blood glucose

Lowering blood glucose

Alchemy Foodtech launches Alchemy Fibre, a slowly-digestible carbohydrate that is high in dietary fibre and prebiotics.   A local food-tech start-up company, Alchemy Foodtech has launched Alchemy Fibre, a slowly-digestible carbohydrate that is high in dietary...