24 Apr '11, 2am

TODAYonline | Singapore | Elderly in Nee Soon East get health

SINGAPORE - Some elderly residents in the northern region of Singapore got a dose of health education yesterday. The Healthcare Services Employees' Union (HSEU), which groups workers in the healthcare sector, conducted the outreach programme as part of its annual community project. Some 300 residents in Nee Soon East underwent a basic health screening and were introduced to the basics of healthy cooking. The union said the initiative comes amid Singapore's need to grapple with issues such as an ageing population and the increase in the incidence of diabetes and hypertension. The outreach programme was done in collaboration with the Nee Soon East Constituency and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. In a statement, the union noted that the hospital was positioned in Yishun to bring integrated healthcare to residents in the north. The medical institution also seeks to influence social h...

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