22 Aug '11, 1am

Self-care project to help the elderly

SINGAPORE - To help seniors better manage their health, the Tsao Foundation, a non-profit organisation here championing successful ageing, has launched a self-care project to equip 400 elderly people with the knowledge and skills to do so. The foundation said Project Self-Care on Health for Older Persons in Singapore is the first community development programme aimed at improving an elderly person's capability to care for his or her self. It will cover topics such as taking care of the body's vital organs, developing a happy mind, asking doctors the right questions and management of chronic disease. The number of elderly people in Singapore has grown sharply over the years and by 2030, one out of five Singaporeans will be aged 65 and above. Also, three out of four people here live with chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, which are preventable and manageable...

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