Free health talk and screening for residents

  • Seniors
  • Sunday, 28 Jun 2015

Assoc Prof Dr Tan Maw Pin will be holding a talk entitledFalls in Older People. Photo: Filepic

The Ageing & Age-Associated Disorders Research Group of Universiti Malaya, together with the Residents Association SS20 Central Zone, are inviting all senior residents and their families in SS20 Petaling Jaya to a free talk and health screening event.

Assoc Prof Dr Tan Maw Pin of UMMC is the special guest who will give the talk on “Falls in Older People”.

Free health screenings for weight and height, blood pressure, gait and balance, lung capacity and memory tests will be available.

This collaboration between Universiti Malaya and Residents Association SS20 Central Zone is part of the association’s activities under it’s campaign, “Lifetime of Health and Wellness”.

The Ageing and Age-Associated Disorders Research Group was founded in 2012 to spearhead research into the health of older Malaysians.

Since its inception, it has managed to secure national and international grants to perform research into various areas of health, including dental health, falls in older people, stroke, dementia, frailty and risk management.

One of the group’s largest project is The Malaysian Elders’ Longitudinal Research (MELoR) project.

It is a national research study to gain insight into the present issues that our elderly population face so the Government and relevant agencies can plan for a better future for our elderly.

The study aims to increase the standards of facilities and services offered to elderly patients in order to provide a high standard of holistic care for our elderly population.

The free talk and health screening will be held on Saturday, July 4, from 7.30am–1:00pm, at the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya.

For more information, contact Chiam Siew Keen at 016 2785077 or email or for more information.

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