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Stay connected with loved ones in care homes, hospitals, or in isolation

Stay connected with loved ones in care homes, hospitals, or in isolation We all need to feel connected to the outside world. For people living in care homes, staying in touch has always been more of a challenge, particularly with family members living overseas. And over these last few years, the fluctuating Covid-19 pandemic has made

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Learning new digital skills

Learning new digital skills can be hard for anyone. But Emily Yap, a full-time nurse and digital literacy volunteer makes it easy for seniors. Here are her top 3 tips for learning new digital skills: 1. Always be patient with yourself. 2. Search for online resources, such as “how-to” videos to help you 3. Don’t

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Keep Your TraceTogether Token Safe

Contact tracing may no longer be required, but you should still hold on to your TraceTogether Token. Why?  First, by keeping your Token, contact tracing and vaccination-related checks can be quickly stepped up if a new Covid-19 variant of concern emerges, says the Government Technology Agency. Second, the Tokens are government property, so throwing them

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Did You Know: Singaporeans produce 8,741 tonnes of solid waste a day. 🗑️

If we keep producing waste at this rate, Semakau Landfill — our only landfill — will be full by 2035! What’s a major source of waste? Our beloved hawker centres — because of all that single-use takeaway food packaging, plastic bags, cups, and straws. So how can we cut down on our single-use packaging at

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RECYCLE RIGHT ♻️

Recycling isn’t as simple as just throwing things inside the blue bins you see all around Singapore. Here’s how to recycle right: Check the label 🏷️ Not sure what can be recycled in the bins or not? Refer to the handy label on every bin: Glass – jars, bottles, bowls Paper – newspapers, cardboard boxes

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“Brain foods” aren’t just a myth! 🧠

Struggling to remember things you should, or finding yourself thinking too slow? Eating more of these “brain foods” could help! Avocados 🥑 Avocados are full of magnesium, which helps improve both short-term and long-term memory. Magnesium also has mood-boosting effects. Try spreading avocado on toast, or putting it in a smoothie for added texture. Leafy

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Foods to help you age gracefully 🍴

Our bodies need the right vitamins and minerals to keep us healthy as we get older! Especially as aging makes us more vulnerable to illness, disease, and even viruses, like Covid-19. Here are some foods to keep your body and mind youthful: Calcium-rich foods 🥦 One of the most dangerous conditions in old age is

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Move More, Sit Less: Physical Activity is Essential to Healthy Aging 🏃

Many of us have stayed home a lot of because of Covid-19, but it’s time to resume physical activities outdoors because regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health!  Exercise, at least 2.5 hours of moderate activity a week, can prevent or delay many of the health

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2nd Booster recommended for those 60+

Those aged 60+ are advised to get a second messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) Covid-19 booster from 5 months after their first booster.  📆 The second booster will continue to be offered to all those aged 50 to 59. We need to keep our vaccinations up to date, to prepare for possible future infection waves. 💪

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Still not sure if your grandchildren should be vaccinated? 👦🏽👧🏻👦🏼👧🏾

Although fewer children have been seriously ill with Covid-19 compared to adults, they can, in some cases, become seriously ill or develop severe Covid-19 complications, such as MIS-C (Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children). Vaccination protects children from developing a severe infection if they get infected. Are Covid-19 vaccines safe for children? 🤔 Only Covid-19 vaccines

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Stay connected with loved ones in care homes, hospitals, or in isolation

Stay connected with loved ones in care homes, hospitals, or in isolationWe all need to feel connected to the outside world. For people living...

Learning new digital skills

Learning new digital skills can be hard for anyone. But Emily Yap, a full-time nurse and digital literacy volunteer makes it easy for seniors.Here...

👴👵Do you have a loved one who has Parkinson’s disease?

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MonkeyPox – Information accurate effective Aug 20, 2022

With more than 41,358 cases across 94 countries, monkeypox is becoming a global concern. In Singapore, there are 15 confirmed cases. Don’t know enough...

Going Abroad? Avoid Travel-Related Scams 🚢✈️🚃🚘

Yes, we can travel more as Covid-19 restrictions ease! But scams related to travel are rising too. So before you start packing be aware,...