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Register Getting There Singapore Cheer 50 Plus Expo 2013

Forum Talks

Gain insights and knowledge on topics most relevant for active agers with a series of educational and informative forum talks. Admission is free but registration is required at Forum Registration Counter (next to Meeting Room 323, Level 3). First 100 persons attending (each session) will receive a goodie bag at the end of the talk!


Friday, 15 May 2015
  Room 300 Room 324
2:00pm 雇用房地产经纪须知

新加坡中药学院教授, 新加坡卫生部注册中医师

3:00pm My CPF & Me
Ms Lena Teng
Senior Manager, Strategic and Media Communications, CPF Board

Find out how your CPF can help you secure your retirement as well as some tips to build up your CPF savings, make a prudent home purchase and pay for your healthcare needs.
泌尿外科专科医生, 莱佛士医院

膀胱失控将会影响生活质量。探讨医生如何诊断, 并采用简单, 有效的疗法控制膀胱。
4:00pm Ageing with G.R.A.C.E.
Dr Joanne Kua
Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine,
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

This talk will explain what active ageing is and how one can achieve it. The speaker will also share the barriers that hinder active ageing and the early steps that you can take to achieve and maintain your active ageing lifestyle. Learn what G.R.A.C.E. (Gradual Retirement Activity for the Community Elderly) is and how it benefits you.
老伴, 只给一半?

无论再老都是我们的另一半。我们应该避免因自己对法律的误解而造成的无谓糾紛, 痛苦及损失- 尤其是对于一些有特别需求的人士或伴侣。 張洧華先生将讲解如何在立遗嘱时顾及您的另一半。
5:00pm 教你挑选更健康的食油

A Community Garden for All
Mr John Hou
Community in Bloom Ambassador, National Parks Board Ambassador, National Parks Board

Pick up tips from Mr John Hou on how human and physical factors, layout plans and garden equipment will help in forming a community garden for all to enjoy.
6:00pm Let's Get Moving!
Dr Ivy Lim
Sports Physician, Changi Sports Medicine Centre and Singapore Sports Medicine Centre, Changi General Hospital

Physical activity is beneficial to people of all ages. However, its effects can be easily negated by prolonged periods of sedentariness. This talk aims to discuss the evidence supporting physical activity, as well as the health risks of being sedentary.
The Dentist Reads the Pulse of Your Health
Dr Daylene Leong
Periodontist, Specialist Dental Group ®

Gum (periodontal) disease is a chronic, bacteria-induced, inflammatory disease that attacks the gums and the bone supporting the teeth. The periodontal disease is also associated with several other diseases that can wreak havoc to the body. Learn the relationship between your oral health and your general health, and the steps you can take to ensure a healthier, happier you.

Saturday, 16 May 2015
  Room 309 Room 311
2:00pm Writing a Will Specially for Your Spouse
Mr Patrick Chang
Founding Director, SimplyWills Pte Ltd

Being married entails changes in a few important things in life, including the inheritance of your assets. The default arrangement may have severe impact on your asset distribution, resulting in undesirable consequences. Mr Patrick Chang will share the possible complications and offer practical tips on will-writing while keeping your spouse in mind.
Exciting Technologies of the Near Future – A Book Talk
Mr Felix Ser
Librarian, Department of Library Service Development, National Library Board

Find out about the resources that are available to keep you informed of the interesting technologies that are forecasted to become a part of our day-to-day life in the near future. Discover how technology is used such that visits to the libraries become more convenient – including a special showcase of NLB's latest app!
3:00pm Reviving Memories of Singapore through Blogging
Mr James Seah
Blogger in pursuit of active ageing

Mr James Seah will share ideas on how to start a nostalgia blog – by tapping on online resources to post old photos as 'memory aids' and share collective memories.
预先安排以保障您的利益: 持久授权书


4:00pm Silver Financial Literacy
Ms Farah Liyana
Training and Education Manager, WINGS

This talk helps you to understand your financial standing and how to manage your money. It includes discussion on various government policies and schemes so that you can understand the various financial management options.
Keeping Your Computer Safe and Efficient
Mr Lam Tuck Choy
Silver IT Care Volunteer

Silver IT Care Volunteer Mr Lam will share some simple maintenance practice that keeps the computer running efficiently. He will also provide an overview of cybersecurity and share some prevention tips.
5:00pm Plan Ahead to Protect Your Interest:
The Lasting Power of Attorney

Mr Khoo Aik Yeow

Have you considered who you wish to appoint as your proxy decision maker if you should one day lose the mental capacity to make your own decisions because of an accident, a stroke or dementia? Learn how you can make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to appoint a person(s) you trust to act on your behalf in the areas of your personal welfare and financial matters.
Better Hearing, Better Living
Dr Elliot Eng Soh Ping
Consultant Ear Nose Throat Surgeon,
Mount Alvernia Hospital

Hearing is one of the most important senses needed for our human experience. Some situations in life may worsen one's hearing prematurely but having the knowledge and awareness of hearing rehabilitation could help mitigate the problems. Learn more about the wonders of the human ear and hearing, common ear disorders and solutions to these problems.
6:00pm Your Heart Matters
Dr Dinesh Nair
Cardiologist and Physician, Heart Matters Medical Centre Pte Ltd, Mount Elizabeth Hospital

Heart disease is the second most common cause of death in Singapore. It is important to assess risk for heart disease. Preventing that very first heart attack is the most important strategy. Learn more about the ways of screening, preventing and treating heart disease.


Sunday, 17 May 2015
  Room 301 Room 311
2:00pm Start Preventing Dementia Today
Prof Goh Lee Gan
Professorial Fellow, Division of Family Medicine, Department of Medicine, National University Health Systems; National University Hospital

Can dementia be prevented? Come learn how you can take charge of your health and prevent dementia. You can try to take control of this chronic disease by changing an unhealthy lifestyle, connect socially and age actively.
Obesity: A Concept of Energy Balance
Dr Fadzil Hamzah
Resident Physician, Changi General Hospital

Energy balance refers to the balance between the intake of calories through eating and drinking, and the calories expended through exercise, physical activity and metabolic processes. Learn how this concept of energy balance can be the key to better health.
3:00pm Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases from TCM and Biomedical Perspectives
Prof Hong Hai
Adjunct Professor, Nanyang Technological University and Director, The Renhai Clinic; Registered TCM Practitioner

Can cardiovascular illnesses such as coronary heart disease, hypertension and stroke be managed and treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)? This talk will present the uses and limitations of TCM for these conditions and explain how TCM can complement and/or be an alternative to Western biomedical interventions.
Common Orthopaedic Problems in the
Middle Age

Dr Henry Chan Ying Ho
Associate Consultant, Division of Adult Reconstruction, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Middle age is supposed to be beautiful, not PAINFUL! Be empowered to overcome the common orthopaedic problems such as osteoarthritis of the hip & knee, cervical & lumbar spondylosis and "frozen shoulder".
4:00pm Thyroid Diseases – Too Much, Too Little,
Too Big and Cancer

Dr Vivien Lim
Vivien Lim Endocrinology Specialist Centre; Gleneagles Medical Centre

Learn about common thyroid problems that may affect you and early symptoms to look out for. Understand more about the conditions which may occur with too much or too little thyroid hormones, a huge thyroid gland and thyroid cancer.
Changing Your Life for the Better
Mr Patrick YC Lim
Certified Professional Trainer and Coach,
Health Coach International Pte Ltd

Change is inevitable. It happens inside of you - your mind and body, and outside - the environment and society you live in. Life coach Patrick Lim will share with you on how you can make choices which could help you to change your life for the better.
5:00pm Choosing Healthier Oils – Why, What and How
Ms Candy Chan
Senior Dietitian, Nutrition & Dietetics Department, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Are all oils bad for health or is it just a marketing gimmick? How does one know which oils are a healthier choice? Let's live a healthier lifestyle with a healthier heart as Senior Dietitian, Ms Candy Chan speaks on healthier oils, debunks some of the myths of oil, and offers practical food tips on choosing the right cooking oil.
MoneySENSE-Singapore Polytechnic Institute for Financial Literacy

6:00pm Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration – the Leading Cause of Blindness in Elderly
Dr Gerard Chuah
Consultant Ophthalmologist,
Total EyeCare Center

Several risk factors have been found to increase the risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Understand how daily habits and behaviour such as smoking, exercising and weight control impact the risk and what you can do to prevent AMD.
Eat Smart, Age Well
Mr Lim Meng Thiam

Learn to make smart food choices and see how it can help you stay healthier and enjoy a higher quality of life in your golden years.