Causes

Causes: Seniors, climb a mountain

Mrs Lee Yen limbering up with squats and stretching exercises. The 67-year-old used to suffer from pain in her soles and kneecaps after brisk walking, but that eased after she took part in an exercise programme to help seniors build stronger muscles.
Mrs Lee Yen with her daughter Charis Lee at Faber Point. They will be making the 3.2km trek up Mount Faber together with two others in the Go For Your Mountain challenge on Sept 29.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI
Mrs Lee Yen limbering up with squats and stretching exercises. The 67-year-old used to suffer from pain in her soles and kneecaps after brisk walking, but that eased after she took part in an exercise programme to help seniors build stronger muscles.
Mrs Lee Yen limbering up with squats and stretching exercises. The 67-year-old used to suffer from pain in her soles and kneecaps after brisk walking, but that eased after she took part in an exercise programme to help seniors build stronger muscles. ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI
Mrs Lee Yen limbering up with squats and stretching exercises. The 67-year-old used to suffer from pain in her soles and kneecaps after brisk walking, but that eased after she took part in an exercise programme to help seniors build stronger muscles.
Mrs Lee Yen limbering up with squats and stretching exercises. The 67-year-old used to suffer from pain in her soles and kneecaps after brisk walking, but that eased after she took part in an exercise programme to help seniors build stronger muscles. ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI
Mrs Lee Yen limbering up with squats and stretching exercises. The 67-year-old used to suffer from pain in her soles and kneecaps after brisk walking, but that eased after she took part in an exercise programme to help seniors build stronger muscles.
Mrs Lee Yen limbering up with squats and stretching exercises. The 67-year-old used to suffer from pain in her soles and kneecaps after brisk walking, but that eased after she took part in an exercise programme to help seniors build stronger muscles. ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

In fast-paced Singapore, there are those in need - and those who go out of their way to meet these needs. This is part of a series on noteworthy causes The Straits Times is spotlighting.

Mrs Lee Yen, a 67-year-old retired teacher, is gunning to climb a 3.2km route up Mount Faber.

No big feat, except that the grandmother of four used to suffer from pain in her soles and kneecaps after brisk walking.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 19, 2018, with the headline 'Seniors, climb a mountain'. Print Edition | Subscribe