SEE, HEAR & EAT BETTER
Project Silver Screen is an initiative by the Ministry of Health and Temasek Foundation Cares to bring functional screening to more seniors in the community as part of the ongoing efforts in preventive health to help seniors age well in place.
Functional Screening is a simple and pain-free check up for Singaporeans aged 60 years and above to help detect age-related decline in seniors' vision, hearing and oral health early so that timely intervention can be provided to improve their quality of life.
Check your eyes!
You will be asked to read off a chart while standing some distance away. You will be assessed on whether you need spectacles or need further follow-up tests.
Check your ears!
You will fill up a simple questionnaire, followed by checks on your ear canal and ability to hear sounds of different frequencies and volumes.
Check your mouth!
You will undergo a simple and painless check on 8 areas of your oral health: lips, tongue, gums and tissues, saliva, natural teeth, dentures, oral cleanliness and dental pain.
Call the Singapore Silver Line at 1800-650-6060* or visit www.projectsilverscreen.sg for the latest schedule of functional screening sessions in your neighbourhood.
* Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 8.30pm or Saturday: 8.30am to 4pm except public holidays.
Do note the following:
- These screenings are for Singaporeans aged 60 and above
- You are eligible to be screened once a year only
- Bring along your NRIC, Pioneer Generation or CHAS card on the day of screening
- Please also bring along any assistive devices (e.g. dentures, spectacles, hearing aids) that you may be currently using
Here are some tips from medical experts on how to take care of your eyesight, hearing and oral health, as well as why you should go for Project Silver Screen:Dr Barry Tan Yau Boon, SGH: Sound advice on hearing loss (The Sunday Times, 10 Feb 2019)Dr Tan Mei Na and Julia Tubari, NUH: Gembira lihat jalinan baik pesakit dan doktor gigi (Berita Minggu, 10 Feb 2019)Dr Maheshwar Bakthavatsalu, KTPH: கண் ஆரோக்கியத்திற்கும் கவனம் தேவை (Tamil Murasu, 10 Feb 2019)A/Prof Yip Chee Chew, KTPH: 劣质墨镜破坏更大 加速白内障形成 (Lianhe Zaobao, 12 Feb 2019)And here are more stories of seniors who have benefited from Project Silver Screen:Mdm Chandreka, 68 - Getting the message loud and clear (The Sunday Times, 17 Mar 2019)Mr Wong Tak Po, 72 - 新公民回馈社会 当关爱乐龄大使 (Lianhe Zaobao, 5 Mar 2019)Ms Ho Lai Lan, 69 - Seniors helping seniors to stay healthy (The Sunday Times, 3 Mar 2019)Mdm Wee Geok Choo, 66 - 乐龄人士上课看不清 体检才知眼半盲 (Lianhe Zaobao, 22 Jan 2019)Mr Leo Boh Suan, 82 - Something to smile about (The Sunday Times, 20 Jan 2019)Mdm Juriah Amat, 72 and Mr Arham Taman, 81 - Kegiatan, pergaulan sesama warga bantu minda cerdas, badan sihat (Berita Minggu, 20 Jan 2019)Mdm Morais Mary Bernadette, 78 - தக்க நேரத்தில் கைகொடுக்கும் பரிசோதனை (Tamil Murasu, 20 Jan 2019)Mr Quek Yeow Lam, 89 - 戴假牙60多年 首次检查牙齿 老年夫妇接受免费体检 (Lianhe Zaobao, 8 Jan 2019)Mr Quek Kwang Liang, 82 - Better eye for life for senior citizens with health screening programme (The Sunday Times, 6 Jan 2019)
Mdm Sakilah Abdul Rahman, 60 - Penglihatan pendengaran, deria rasa yang baik pertingkat mutu hidup (Berita Minggu, 6 Jan 2019)Mr S Forusamy Raman, 70 - பரிசோதனை மூலம் மேம்பட்ட செவிப்புலன் (Tamil Murasu, 6 Jan 2019)Mdm Leong Kim, 83 - 老了 听不到看不清? 别默默承受 尽早接受体检 (Lianhe Zaobao, 25 Sep 2018)Mr Pang Shee Heng, 94 - Seeing life in a new light (The Sunday Times, 23 Sep 2018)
Mdm Sinah Bte Salleh, 77 - Periksa mata bagi elak penglihatan terjejas dalam jangka panjang (Berita Minggu, 23 Sep 2018)Mdm Sakunthalai, 67 - வருமுன் காக்க மூவகைப் பரிசோதனை (Tamil Murasu, 23 Sep 2018)