22 May '11, 2pm

Health centre with KTPH link opens: FOR elderly residents in Nee Soon South, health advice will be available no

Health centre with KTPH link opens: FOR elderly residents in Nee Soon South, health advice will be available no

The exterior of the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Yishun. -- PHOTO: ARCHIFEST'10 FOR elderly residents in Nee Soon South, health advice will be available no further than in the void deck of one of the blocks in their neighbourhood, with the opening of a People's Association wellness centre on Sunday. It will be reliable advice too, as a pioneering tie-up with the nearby Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) will put retired nurses on duty two days a week at the centre. Wellness For Life @ Nee Soon South, as the centre has been named, is in Block 839, Yishun Street 81. Open from 9am to 8pm daily, including weekends, it will reach out to an estimated 14,000 residents aged 50 and up to urge them to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Ms Lee Bee Wah, advisor to Nee Soon South and Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC, said: 'We don't want people to wait until they are sick to go to the hospita...

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