A nationwide, community-based functional screening for seniors aged 60 and above to help them see, hear and eat better.
Yet many were unaware that they had issues in these areas.
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
Impacts 80% of seniors aged 60 and above.
Age-related Macular Degeneration
Affects 20% of people with vision loss in both eyes.
Causes 34% of blindness in Singapore.
Develops in 80% of people with long-standing diabetes.
Hearing loss has been linked to a reduced quality of life, cognitive impairment, depression, social isolation and reduced independence.
Out of those
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.
Poor dental health can affect seniors’ physical and mental health, and put them at an increased risk of mortality.
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.
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.
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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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.