Project Silver Screen

A nationwide, community-based functional screening for seniors aged 60 and above to help them see, hear and eat better.

 

Poor Vision, Hearing and Oral Health are Prevalent Among Seniors

Yet many were unaware that they had issues in these areas.

Vision

Vision

1 in 3 seniors detected with vision loss during community screenings do not seek follow-up care due to lack of awareness or resources.

Photos courtesy of Singapore National Eye Center

Cataract

Cataract

Impacts 80% of seniors aged 60 and above.

Age-related

Age-related Macular Degeneration

Affects 20% of people with vision loss in both eyes.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Causes 34% of blindness in Singapore.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

Develops in 80% of people with long-standing diabetes.

Hearing

Vision

Hearing loss has been linked to a reduced quality of life, cognitive impairment, depression, social isolation and reduced independence.

Out of those

with disabling

hearing impairment, only

75% used hearing aids

Study published in 2017 on prevalence of hearing loss amongst the 338 elderly attending community services in Singapore.

Oral

Vision

Poor dental health can affect seniors’ physical and mental health, and put them at an increased risk of mortality.

About a

third of Singaporeans

aged 60 and above

suffer from lost teeth

Study published in 2016 with findings from a 2009 survey interviewing 4809 community-dwelling Singaporeans aged 60 and over.

Accessible and Affordable Functional Screening

Early detection and timely intervention of age-related decline in vision, hearing, and oral health of seniors will enhance their quality of life. Where needed, seniors can access assistive devices such as spectacles, hearing aids and dentures at affordable costs.

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What happens at the screening?

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  • More than 40,000 seniors have benefited
  • 200,000 seniors to be screened over the next five years
  • Seniors can attend functional screening every 5 years

Help make assistive devices more affordable for seniors!

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What Your Donation Provides at a Glance

Your donations make functional screening free for Pioneer Generation citizens, S$2 for CHAS card holders and S$5 for others.

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Spectacles

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Hearing Aids

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Dentures

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Keen senses  

make possible  

active and  

colourful lives

for seniors

Read their stories

Keen senses make possible

active and colourful lives

for seniors

Read their stories
 
Lim Soo Hiang, 65
 
Peter Chong, 77
 
Santha Bhaskar, 79

Your donations matter. Let their silver years continue to shine.

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Project Silver Screen is made possible by a grant from Temasek's Health and Wellness Endowment, which is managed by Temasek Foundation Cares. 12 corporate sponsors, including Temasek, have contributed $35 million for this initiative. Support from the business community supplements applicable government subsidies for assistive devices such as spectacles, hearing aids and dentures.

Individuals and organisations are welcomed to contribute to Project Silver Screen.