31 Dec '17, 8pm

More places for seniors to get strength training as gym programme opens to the public

SINGAPORE - Slipping on a puddle of water and hurting her hips left 97-year-old Lau Soon Siang physically very weak and in pain last year. After 12 weeks of strength training, however, the housewife has regained her muscle strength and balance. She can now resume her daily walks and go to the coffee shop to chat with friends. More people can benefit from Gym Tonic - the strength training for seniors aged 55 or older that helped Madam Lau - when the programme is extended to the public at eight locations by next year, the Lien Foundation announced on Tuesday (Dec 12). The programme has been available to only residents in nursing homes and eldercare centres. The public can go to ActiveSG [email protected] Tampines Hub, Care Corner Senior Activity Centre (62B Toa Payoh), Methodist Welfare Services Senior Activity Centre (Fernvale) and St Hilda's Community Services, which will open this ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/more-places-...

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