New study on seniors aims to help them age well

The Mind Science Centre, a research centre under NUS and the NUHS, will recruit a cohort of 1,000 people aged 60 years and above for a new study – the Community Health and Intergenerational (CHI) study – to gather more information on the elderly who live in the western part of Singapore to help them develop mental resilience and other resources needed to age well. The principal investigator of the CHI study, Assoc Prof Rathi Mahendran from the Dept of Psychological Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, said that there had not been an ageing study in Singapore that is as comprehensive as this.