COSC MINISTRY > “STEP-IT-UP” PROGRAMME BY TAN TOCK SENG HOSPITAL (TTSH) FOR SENIORS
The Outreach & Social Concerns (COSC) Ministry in conjunction with our partnership with Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) for the Senior Activity Centre (SAC) at Teck Ghee Vista, invites seniors, age 60 years & above (age criteria is established by TTSH), to participate in this Exercise cum Health programme.
What is “Step-It-Up” all about?
“Step-It-Up” (developed from Stepping Out into Active Life), aims to empower seniors towards a healthy and active lifestyle.
It is designed to help seniors prevent falls. This comprehensive 6-month programme includes:-
- Assessment for geriatric problems by a medical team
- Twice weekly morning exercises targeted at improving senior’s gait and strength to prevent incidences of fall
- Six educational health talks on falls prevention, including topics on diet and home safety
Where will it be held?
The exercise and health talks will be conducted at the Senior Activity Centre (SAC) at Teck Ghee Vista at Blk 307D (entrance via AMK Ave 1 or Street 31).
What is the cost?
The programme cost is $40 – $10 for the Health Check-up and $30 for the Exercise and Health talk.
When will it start?
The programme is scheduled to start in September 2016. Participants who sign up will be notified once TTSH has confirmed the start date. The date and location of the Health Check will be confirmed by TTSH at a later date.
There will be a mandatory Health Check-up by TTSH staff before the start of the Programme for those who sign up.
If you wish to join this programme, please Sign-Up at the Information Counter, before the Closing Date on Sunday, 31st July 2016. There is a limited number of 20 places and a ballot will be conducted if this number is exceeded.
For more information, please contact our COSC PTM, Mr Tan Quee Chew @ 8123 4772.