06 Mar '11, 10am

Teck Ghee Wellness Programme launched: By Evelyn Choo | Posted: 06 March 2011 1808 hrs SINGAPORE : The National

Teck Ghee Wellness Programme launched: By Evelyn Choo | Posted: 06 March 2011 1808 hrs SINGAPORE : The National

SINGAPORE : The National Wellness Programme is well underway, with another district coming onboard the active ageing initiative. Teck Ghee is the latest of 42 constituencies to reach out to senior residents. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launched the programme at the Teck Ghee Community Club, which will now host activities aimed at keeping the elderly physically and socially active. They can look forward to health screenings, mass exercises and enrichment courses. Riding on the event on Sunday was the launch of the Safe Roads Singapore campaign. The nationwide effort by the Singapore Road Safety Council hopes to cultivate good habits among road users, including senior citizens. Last year, the Traffic Police reported 29 elderly pedestrian fatalities - an increase from the year before.

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