News

12 December 2017

Gym Tonic, a senior-friendly strength-training that reverses frailty, extended to community-dwelling seniors

Lien Foundation’s study shows close to half of the 'frail' elderly on Gym Tonic improved  to become 'pre-frail'. This was the key findings of a study of 396 seniors from nursing homes and senior care facilities. One in four community-dwelling seniors improved from pre-frail to robust in the same study. Bolstered by the results, the Foundation is extending the programme into the community.  Community-dwelling seniors can access Gym Tonic from eight locations across Singapore.

From now till 14 February 2018, the Foundation is inviting seniors aged 65 years and above for free trials in a few selected sites. Interested participants may sign up at www.gymtonic.sg/signup 

 

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Catering to children of diverse needs.

The Straits Times did a photo essay of how children in Singapore's first inclusive preschool, by Lien Foundation and AWWA, mingle and learn together

•  The Straits Times - 18 December 2017

Gym Tonic extends to community-dwelling seniors

The Foundation presented its findings of the Gym Tonic programme. It has shown that more that half of frail seniors on the programme improved to being pre-frail after 12 weeks, and one in four community-dwelling seniors improved from pre-frail to robust. Bolstered by the findings, the Foundation is also extending into more community sites in 2018.

•  Capital 95.8FM - 15 December 2017
•  The Straits Times - 13 December 2017
•  The New Paper - 13 December 2017
  Lianhe Zaobao - 13 December 2017
•  TODAY - 12 December 2017

•  Shinmin Daily News - 12 December 2017
•  Lianhe Wanbao - 12 December 2017
• Yahoo News - 12 December 2017
•  Channel NewsAsia - 12 December 2017
•  Channel 5 News - 12 December 2017
•  Channel 8 News - 12 December 2017
•  Vasantham - 12 December 2017
•  Capital 95.8FM - 12 December 2017

Living with Dementia

In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, the Foundation held a symposium as part of the Forget Us Not initiative. The symposium, focusing on young onset dementia, invited dementia activist and Chair of the Dementia Alliance International, Ms Kate Swaffer, who shared her journey and how persons with dementia can be better supported. 

•  The Sunday Times - 10 December 2017
•  First Look Asia, Channel NewsAsia - 27 November 2017
•  Lianhe Zaobao - 26 November 2017
• Shinmin Daily News - 26 November 2017