September 20, 2019They train three times a week without fail and have even invested in a ping pong training robot to help improve their game.
The senior citizens at the Subang Jaya Buddhist Association (SJBA) aren’t gearing up for any competition; they’re just determined to stay fit and keep their minds alert, post-retirement.
And ping pong,...
September 6, 2019Ninety-year-old Tan Bee Joo’s excitement is palpable as she waits anxiously for her primary school classmates, Foo Mee Keow and Cheah Phaik Soo, to arrive at her home in Kuala Lumpur.
It has been months since they last met and Tan is eager to reunite with her childhood best friends. The three have been friends for eight decades,...
August 11, 2019Malaysia will soon be an ageing society and it is important to have community involved in supporting our seniors and helping them life an active and productive life, contributing to society for as long as they want.
August 2, 2019It’s great to have friends, especially when they have been with us through thick and thin, and go back a long way. These childhood friends who are still as close 60 years emphasise how important and affirming friendship can be.
July 21, 2019Organised by Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society (MHAS), this biennial conference is aimed at promoting healthy ageing by educating healthcare professionals and the public on ageing-related issues.
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.