Wednesday, October 8, 2008


October is certainly a month with the focus on seniors. International Day of the Older Persons just went by on 1 Oct. World Sight Day is coming up on 9 Oct and World Menopause Day on 18 Oct.


In case you are not aware, if you are 50 and above, your eyes are in the risk zone, and you must have annual eye checks to detect visual disorders early. The good news is 75% of eye problems are treatable if attended to without undue delay, says Tun Hussein Eye Hospital director Datuk Dr Veera Ramani.

This year's theme, "Eye on the Future -- Fighting Visual Impairment in Later Life" focuses on the elderly as 80 per cent of the world's 45 million blind people are above 50 years old. The 3-day event at Berjaya Times Square will be launched by Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai.


If you think that men escape physical problems associated with ageing while most women have to deal with a myriad of menopausal symptoms, think again. Whether they want to admit it or not, most men do experience andropause. So, guys, this event is for you too.

The Malaysian Menopause Society will be holding an exhibition and talks in conjunction with World Menopause Day. Having attended the event in previous years, I can assure you that it's worth making the effort to check out this year's event on Sunday 19 Oct at The Gardens Hotel, Mid Valley City, KL. Admission is free. And there's high tea too!

Program on Sun 19 Oct

09.00am - Exhibition
12.20pm - Welcome address
12.30pm - "Falls & Fractures" by Dr E. Schacht
01.00pm - "Break the Break" by Dr S. Alsagoff
01.30pm - "Young At Heart" by Dr CM Ho

02.00pm - "Importance of Adherence in Osteoporosis" by Dr KK Iswaran
02.30pm - "Long Lasting Intimacy & Desire"
03.00pm - Entertainment
03.30pm - "Cervical Cancer" - by Dr FO Liew
04.00pm - "HRT in Early Menopause" by Dr HC Ong
04.30pm - High Tea

To register, contact Mr Ngai or Mr Yap at 03-7957 7837.

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