Will you help provide free meals to the elderly today?

Will you help provide free meals to the elderly today?

From Shelby Cutright

Dear Friends, Did you know that the choice of food provided with the help of your donation is important to the health of the elderly too?

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Dear Friends,

Did you know that the choice of food provided with the help of your donation is important to the health of the elderly too?

As 46% of your donation's beneficiaries are 60 years old and above, it is important for you and I to take into consideration their dietary needs. This is so that, with your help, we are able to serve them with the best and most suitable meals.The type of food served to them depends on their present health conditions as well.

Here are the top 5 dangerous, and sometimes crippling, medical conditions faced by the elderly in Singapore:

1) Arthritis: Affects 20% of population

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age.

2) High Cholesterol: Singapore's 2nd major cause of deathCholesterol

This is when fatty substances are stored in the blood vessels, blocking the arteries which will then lead to chest pains and heart attack.

3) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (heart) Disease (COPD)

This is the 6th major cause of death in Singapore - COPD is a progressive disease, meaning it typically worsens over time.

4) Diabetes

1 in 9 Singaporeans have Diabetes - The blood-sugar level is too high in the body system.

5) Hypertension

74.1% of population are at risk of Hypertension, aka High Blood Pressure.Hypertension leads to severe health complications like heart disease, stroke, and sometimes death. It's common among elderly above 60 years old.

Will you help provide free, healthy meals for the elderly today?

With the help of your donation of $50, $100, $150 or even $200, we can go a long way towards bringing healthy food that is suitable for the common medical conditions faced by the elderly.Due to arthritis and various other health, financial and personal afflictions, many of them aren't able to cook for themselves, much less go to the market to buy fresh, healthy food. As you and I know, unhealthy food is oftentimes easier to get than healthy ones.This can aggravate the various health conditions the elderly are already suffering from.Today, you can help us to provide more meals for the elderly so that they can tide through this very challenging COVID-19 period.

---Free Food for All is a registered charity in Singapore with an IPC status. We aim to provide halal meals to those in need while minimising food waste, empowering the community and serving them with a bigger purpose.FFFA would like to thank the students of Temasek Polytechnic School of Humanities and Social Services for the research and information:
- Tan Jie Ying
- Nur Amirah Bte Mohd Sabanni
- NurFarahin Bte Jasmani
- Sharifa Iman
- Sarah Lim Yee TingBte Mohd Sabanni
- NurFarahin Bte Jasmani
- Sharifa Iman
- Sarah Lim Yee Ting

See more of our daily activities: facebook.com/freefoodsg/Thank you.

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