July 11, 2019Art instructor Janice Eakin’s students include residents who are recovering from strokes, battling hand tremors and arthritis, and suffer from failing vision, among other age-related issues. Some are novice painters, some are accomplished. All share the same desire: to create in whatever ways they can.
June 26, 2019This final piece in our 'Unsung Angels' special report on palliative care looks at the vivid images captured by documentary photographer SC Shekar, as he hopes to create more awareness of the need for palliative care.
June 21, 2019Palliative care gives patients with life-limiting diseases the support to live their best life. And at Hospis Malaysia, they are helping seriously ill patients to live life to the fullest.
June 21, 2019For seriously ill patients, the palliative care they receive is crucial because it does not only give them relief but also comfort and dignity. The first of this three-part series, Unsung Angels, highlights the importance of palliative care and the need to increase such services.
June 16, 2019Our reader pays tribute to these fathers and grandfathers who, despite their advanced age, are still active and continue to make every day an adventure. They may be a little slower, stiffer and more forgetful, yet they have made adjustments to their lifestyles to keep up with the changing times.
May 4, 2019Datin Siti Hendon Abdullah has a thirst for knowledge. She has just completed her Master's degree and is going for her PhD in early child education. By the way, she's an 83-year-old great-grandmother.
April 25, 2019"Try to remember only the good times, not the bad." "Keep active." "Watch Jeopardy, read, do handiwork." These are some ways suggested by seniors themselves on how to be happy in old age.
April 20, 2019A minimally-invasive surgery to replace a failing heart valve is on its way to approval by the US FDA for low-risk patients such as weightlifting octogenarian Robert Strange, in place of open heart surgery.
March 16, 2019Former Star Media Group editor and producer Tan Ju Eng has compiled a book of women’s stories, written by her late grandmother from the 1930s to the 1970s, which she hopes will inspire a new generation.
March 5, 2019Friendship is a magical thing and sometimes, after bidding goodbye, you’re likely to cross paths again, as cyclist Peter Yoong has discovered. Learn how this Malaysian retiree makes new friends on a biking tour around the world
February 27, 2019With Malaysia rapidly becoming an ageing nation, we must prepare for our old age physically, mentally, socially and financially, especially if we aim to be independent for as long as possible.