Old and bold, this 85-year-old dynamo is a role model for living a longer, fuller life

Go-getter Ratnam Periowsamy, a tech-savvy, friend-making public speaker, is inspiring this director of a longevity centre to rewrite the next chapter of her life.

Madam Ratnam and the writer at the ComSA Club launch at Whampoa Community Club in June 2022. PHOTO: SUSANA CONCORDO HARDING
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Once dreaded, there’s much more to look forward to these days in growing old, whether it is a lifetime away or retirement is knocking on your door. 

With medical advances, improved lifestyle factors and support in pursuit of the good life, more of us will live longer with more years in reasonable health. The Ministry of Health’s newly minted Healthier SG strategy is an exciting step in this direction.

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