27 Feb '12, 1am

PA wellness programme islandwide by 2015

By Rachel Chan my paper Monday, Feb 27, 2012 The People's Association (PA) plans to extend a wellness programme, targeted at Singapore residents aged 50 and above, to all 87 consti- tuencies islandwide by 2015. Since its launch in 2008, it has involved 148,000 seniors above the age of 50 and raised the participation rate in community activities among those surveyed, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong yesterday. PA wants to reach out to 500,000 seniors by 2015, to encourage them "to stay physically, mentally and socially active, and to go for regular health screenings". Mr Gan, who is also Minister-in-Charge of Ageing Issues, was speaking at Hougang Community Club at the launch of the Nurses' Initiative for Community Engagement (Nice). Nice is a ground-up community- service programme started by a group of nurses, doctors and lay volunteers. Volunteer registered nurses conduc...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/Story...

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