Our objective is to create awareness of osteoporosis and fall prevention.
SATA CommHealth Osteoporosis & Fall Prevention Festival
Falls are a common cause of injuries among older adults, and the incidence of falls increases sharply with age.
In Singapore, approximately 8,000 seniors aged 65 and above, were admitted to restructured hospitals annually from 2013 to 2016, owing to falls. The number of hip fractures per year is projected to increase from 1,300 in 1998 to 9,000 in 2050.
In the first year following hip fractures, 33% become dependent or are admitted to nursing homes. There is a mortality rate of 20-24%.
The good news is that falls are preventable through clinical interventions and reducing risk factors.
(Reference: International Osteoporosis Foundation)
View our programme below.
This fully virtual event has officially ended.
We are privileged to have Mr Tan Kiat How (Minister of State, Ministry of Communication and Information – Ministry of National Development, Adviser to East Coast GRC GROs) as our Guest of Honour. He will deliver his address at the festival’s official opening on 20 November.
We wish to thank Mr Tan, Mr Ivan Oh, BBM (CCC Chairman), Mr Goh Pei Ming (CCMC Chairman), Ms Tan Cheng See, PBM (SCEC Chairman), Mr Mohd Fahmi Aliman (Mayor of South East CDC) and Mr Roy Chew Pei Wei (South East CDC General Manager) for making this event possible.
To find out more about fall prevention, technology and osteoporosis, please click here on SATA CommHealth Facebook Page to watch the webinars by our distinguished panel of speakers.
We hope this festival has provided useful information on osteoporosis and falls prevention. Thank you everyone who have participated in this successful virtual festival!
Without prejudice to and in addition to any consent given to SATA CommHealth, participants at this webinar expressly agree to allow the use of video/audio recordings capturing your image or voice for promotional purposes. Attendees understand that the views expressed by any speakers, who are not under the employment of SATA CommHealth (“external speakers”), during the webinars are solely those of the presenters, and do not necessarily represent the views of the event organiser. Participants further agree that they are participating in the webinar at their own risk and SATA CommHealth will not be responsible or liable for any injuries or harm that you may sustain in relation to the webinar.
19 November 2021
20 November 2021
21 November 2021
10.00am – 11.00am
11.00am – 12.00pm
12.30pm – 1.00pm
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Arrival & Opening Address by
Mr. Tan Kiat How
Minister of State,
Ministry of Communication
Ministry of National Development,
Adviser to East Coast GRC GROs
(20 Nov 2021, 1 -1.30pm)
2.00pm – 3.00pm
3.00pm – 4.00pm
Ms Christabelle Ho
Kickstart your active ageing journey and learn the ABC’s of exercises to improve your strength, balance, cardio, mobility & flexibility for a better quality of life!
(45 mins incl. Q&A)
(21 Nov 2021, 3-4pm)