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Active ageing and volunteerism

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With the ageing population increasing, more people when they reach 45 will need help focusing on near objects as they will be suffering from a condition called presbyopia, also known as ‘lau hua’. Though the common solution is a pair of reading glasses, there is now a new surgical procedure called Kamra corneal inlay. We talk to Professor Donald Tan, medical director of the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), to find out more about this procedure: Can you explain presbyopia? Presbyopia affects people aged 40 and beyond. It comes with the normal ageing process and it reduces the ability of the eye to focus on near ...
The People’s Association (PA) was established in Singapore as a statutory board on 1 July 1960 to promote racial harmony and social cohesion. The People's Association's (PA) logo is made up of one continuous element. This supposedly represents the PA's mission of connecting Singaporeans from all ethnic backgrounds to promote active citizenry and multiracial harmony. Different communities, represented by the circles, keep their distinct identities and cultural values while moving and interacting with one another in the common space. Our vision is one of all communities bonding closely together, increasing the ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Opening up opportunities to volunteer in Singapore
More Singaporeans are stepping forward to help others, or to make a difference in their community or the world they live in. According to the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), which conducts regular surveys on giving, the volunteerism rate has risen from a miserly 9.3 per cent in 2000 to 16.9 per cent last year. 'By any measure I think that's a success. But I think we can do a lot better,' says NVPC chief executive Laurence Lien, who was speaking to The Straits Times after celebrating International Volunteer Day two weeks ago. Indeed, Singaporeans come off rather poorly when compared with Britain, ... market research, surveys and trends
SgForums :: Singapore's Online Community - Teresa Hsu
I have a 10 -years old newspaper clipping from Borneo Bulletin featured on Mdm Teresa Hsu Chih at 100-years-young. She had a specially interview coverage by CNN and received an award given by Her World magazine at the same year, for her lifetime work with the poor. For her ,there is no retirement. This is a short summery from that clipping. The Amazing Mdm Teresa Hsu Chih always been my mentor. The reporter found himself marvelling at her. She 's living proof ... market research, surveys and trends

SURVEY RESULTS FOR
ACTIVE AGEING AND VOLUNTEERISM

Volunteerism in Austria
Centre for Ageing, Population and Volunteers' Policies within the ..... recreation and sociability and seven percent are active in the fields of church/ religion and .... Austrian volunteers spent 545 million hours volunteering in 2005. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Active ageing of older persons The case of Malaysia
a modest increase from 6 billion to 9 billion persons. .... 54% reported they had worked but have retired now, and 26 percent are still working. ..... emphasizes on the issue of active ageing and the need to create the right .... government, charity, philanthropy and volunteerism play an important in their ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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INFORMATION RESOURCES

Good progress made in preparing for an ageing - MCYS MEDIA RELEASE ...
Jan 15, 2008 ... active ageing and volunteerism and a dedicated brochure featuring volunteer opportunities for seniors. NVPC has also ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Active Aging
Active Aging. Senior Wellness Series. Developed by: Claudia C. Collins, Ph.D. Nita M. Schmidt. References: Administration on Aging. (2001). Volunteer ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Aging: aging and cholesterol, 55-year-old, menopause
At age 33, I began to worry about "turning 40." I decided to do something - anything! - before I was 'over the hill' in life and health. I figured that once you turn "age 40," life was 'over,' and you spend the next 40 years rapidly aging and "falling apart." If you were lucky, the 'blessing' of death would come before it was too late!! I am now 56 (May, 08!) and I am enjoying life more than I ever had. How wrong - mentally - I was! When I became STRONGER - physically - everything got better for me. "Growing old" is NOT a 'natural process.' It is a ...
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