SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is set to provide complimentary physical examinations for Singapore citizens and permanent residents aged 50 and above this weekend.

The event, hosted in collaboration with Toa Payoh Central Community Club, aims to address the growing health concerns of Singapore’s ageing society.

As the city-state’s demographic structure continues to shift towards an older population, the importance of regular health assessments for individuals aged 50 and above is a priority.

The free physical examinations, scheduled for this weekend, will encompass a wide range of health check-ups, offering an opportunity for early detection and intervention.

The event, to be held at the Toa Payoh Central Community Club, is structured to cater to the specific health needs of this age group. It will encompass a comprehensive range of health assessments, providing valuable insights into participants’ overall health. These assessments include blood tests to monitor cholesterol and glucose levels, cancer detection, cognitive assessments, blood pressure measurements, and more.

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One of the primary reasons these examinations are vital for individuals aged 50 and above is the increased risk of age-related diseases.

Conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and various types of cancer become more prevalent as individuals advance in age. By providing access to early detection and monitoring, these health check-ups can significantly increase the chances of successful intervention and treatment.

Furthermore, cognitive assessments are essential to identify any early signs of cognitive decline or dementia, enabling individuals and their families to plan for the future and access support as needed.

In an ageing society like Singapore, where the number of elderly citizens is steadily rising, these services are a crucial part of the healthcare landscape.

In addition to the health benefits, members of the public who attend the physical examination event will receive a complimentary gift bag worth more than $25, courtesy of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

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The free physical examinations organized by the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine are not only a valuable resource for individuals aged 50 and above but also serve as a significant step in addressing the healthcare needs of an ageing society. Early detection and intervention can enhance the overall quality of life for senior citizens and contribute to a healthier, more active, and vibrant ageing population in Singapore./TISG

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