In 2017, Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) piloted a frailty screening programme for seniors aged 55 and above. The screening assesses their balance, flexibility, power and cardio-respiratory endurance through physical tests. Questionnaires also evaluate their daily living activities, psycho-social risks and nutritional status.
Partnering Senior Activity Centres, Community Clubs and Resident Committees, we aim to screen 2,000 seniors by 2021.
Seniors found to be pre-frail will go through a four-month programme conducted by physiotherapists and dietitians from SKH. Through 16 sessions of group exercise and 6 nutrition classes, the programme aims to help these seniors improve their physical activity and nutrition levels.
Screening takes approximately one hour per person.
11, 14, 15 and 18 March 2019
Pacific Activity Centre (Compassvale Ancilla)
Blk 279C Sengkang East Avenue #01-541 Singapore 543279
Toi Tien Chen
12, 13, 19 and 20 March 2019
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