24 Mar '12, 11pm

Baby boomers' tips for active ageing

Baby boomers' tips for active ageing

Eight-year-old Kylie Goh gets help from Madam Peggy Tng, 63, a volunteer at the balloon sculpturing booth of the 50Plus Expo 2012 held at the Singapore Expo. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN By Judith Tan Baby boomers themselves have identified three key ingredients essential to active ageing - good health, staying connected to society and financial independence. And seniors who demonstrate these factors tend to live their lives with 'zest and passion', well into their 70s and beyond. These findings, from discussions by two focus groups of 15 senior citizens, were revealed by Senior Minister of State at the Prime Minister's Office Heng Chee How. Speaking at the 50Plus Expo 2012 on Saturday, Mr Heng said: 'As Singapore's population ages, we will need to adapt in every aspect to move towards being an inclusive society so that our seniors too can have active, fulfilling lives.' Pleas...

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